Declutter challenge

Hello and welcome to my blog! My weekend has been exhausting, and Monday is now the day I recover from the weekend. So far I’m in the “I will never socialize again” mood. I’m officially a homebody now, excluding nature outings. But in the effort to be somewhat productive, I wanted to publish this post that has been in my drafts for 2 weeks.

The 21 days declutter challenge:

Clutter is not just the stuff on your floor – it’s anything that stands between you and the life you want to be living.

Day 1

Clean out your closet: this took me a while to do but I did it. Now it needs to be done again.

Day 2

Organize your books: my books are always organized πŸ˜‰ they’re my precious (lord of the rings reference. I only watched 1 of the movies and I’m not a fan).

Day 3

Organize your bedroom: same here. My bedroom is always organized. I’m starting to wonder why I felt the need to do this challenge. Oh yeah, my mind feels cluttered.

I had a 2 hour nap after my son went to camp πŸ• and woke up feeling groggy instead of refreshed. Coffee has zero effect on my alertness nowadays. Depression is weaving its web around my heart and I had to write "make beds" on my to do list just to get it done.

Day 4

Clear out your nightstand: my nightstand has on it 2 books I borrowed from my sister but haven’t read yet, and my folded pajamas. That’s it.

Day 5

Sort through your mail: We don’t get mail. So I went through my email.

Day 6

Organize your pantry: again, this is always organized. I can’t function with an unorganized pantry.

Having a simplified, uncluttered home is a form of self-care.

Day 7

Donate unused clothes: I did this a long time ago, and I rarely buy new clothes, but I have lots of clothes of my sons set aside that need donating. My husband is supposed to give them away.

Day 8

Clear space of your computer: I do this periodically. I have 2 hard disks and I’m in the process of buying a new laptop, which will lead to more organizing and clearing of space. However, I have a few folders on my laptop and hard disk that need organizing, like Documents.

Day 9

Clean your fridge and get rid of expired items: I also do this periodically, but it was a good reminder to do it.

I’m currently working on this blog post, then I’m going to start cooking. My son is giving me a hard time, as usual. He is tired and doesn’t feel like doing anything, and I can’t keep doing everything for him. Showering himself seems to be a struggle nowadays for some reason.

Day 10

Clean your car: I don’t have a car, but my husband cleans his car a few times a year.

Day 11

Go through old papers and mail: I haven’t gone through my old papers in a while, but I’m pretty organized with my papers. I put the ones I’m currently using or going to use in a drawer near my laptop. Since my husband won’t buy me a desk, and won’t let me buy a desk either, I have to use my son’s desk that he doesn’t use anyway because he is 7 and on summer vacation.

Day 12

Empty your freezer: I organized my freezer but didn’t empty it.

Decluttering is infinitely easier when you think of it as deciding what to keep, rather than deciding what to throw away

Day 13

Clear your wallet: My mom got me a new wallet from Turkey so when I switched wallets, it’s as if I cleared my wallet.

Day 14

Organize your kitchen: also, my kitchen is pretty organized, so I’m not sure why I did this challenge in the 1st place. Maybe to feel a sense of accomplishment. I guess I needed an easy win.

Day 15

Clear off your desk or workspace: I don’t have a desk, but I try to make sure my son’s desk is organized.

My son has been crying for more than an hour, because he has become very dependent and wants me to do everything for him. Everytime I try to calm him down or talk to him, he just screams. He won’t let me say a single word to him. He won’t let me hug him or touch him. He has been like this every single day for a while and I don’t know what to do about it, but I have a to do list to tackle and cooking to do, so I’m off to stuff zucchini while he cries his heart out. I know he is tired and hungry from camp but I can’t let him take a nap and I set his food on the table but he was too worked up to listen to me when I told him so. Update: I let him watch a read aloud story on YouTube about kindness. It did the trick. I will share the link at the end of the post.

Day 16

Get rid of old shoes: I can’t. I’m hoping my foot will one day heal and I can go back to wearing my various shoes. I haven’t bought new shoes in years.

Day 17

Organize your cleaning supplies: this is also always organized.

Day 18

Organize your dresser: My dresser has my socks in 1 drawer and my scarves in another. I recently organized them.

Good morning. Have a nice Monday! (Update: cooking went well and things with my son went smoothly from 3 pm onward)

Day 19

Remove apps you don’t use anymore: I regularly install and delete apps all the time. However, I know I have too many apps.

Day 20

Clean out medicine cabinets: I finally did this today!

Day 21

Organize everything into folders on your computer: You don’t need to tell me! My stuff are all in folders.

To do this challenge, go to:

Are you an organized person or do you need a declutter challenge?

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5 responses to “Declutter challenge”

  1. Wow sounds like your already very organized. Most of the things on this list you didn’t even need to do. 😁

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    1. Hehe thank you 😊 Being organized helps with my anxiety. But I find when I’m in depression, my organization motivation withers.


  2. I think it’s a great challenge Thanks for sharing

    Liked by 1 person

      1. You’re welcome

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