Declutter Before Christmas

Kathi Jensen

Nov 24, 2023 | 4-5 min read

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With the festive season around the corner, a clutter-free home can make your holiday season more peaceful and enjoyable. This 30-day decluttering guide is designed to help you thoroughly clear your home of unnecessary items before Christmas, ensuring a cozy, welcoming space for you and your loved ones.

Day 1

Junk Drawer: Begin with the infamous junk drawer in your kitchen. Remove old receipts, unused gadgets, and miscellaneous items that don't belong.

Day 2

Wardrobe: Sort through your clothes, donating items you haven't worn in a year or more, to make room for cozy holiday outfits.

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Day 3

Kitchen Appliances: Review your kitchen appliances and gadgets. If you haven't used something in the past year, consider donating it.

Day 4

Bathroom Cabinets: Clear out your bathroom cabinets. Dispose of expired products and organize essentials for holiday guests.

Day 5

Book Collection: Declutter your bookshelves. Donate books you've read or that no longer serve your interests.

Day 6

Office Desk: Organize your workspace. Recycle old papers and tidy up supplies to make holiday planning easier.

Day 7

Linen Closet: Prepare for guests by organizing your linen closet. Donate excess or worn linens.

Day 8

Jewelry and Accessories: Sort through your accessories, setting aside pieces for holiday outfits and donating what you no longer use.

Day 9

Children's Toys: Involve your kids in decluttering their toys, making room for potential new gifts.

Day 10

Refrigerator: Clean out your fridge, making space for holiday meal preparations and leftovers.

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Day 11

Pantry: Organize your pantry. Donate non-perishable items you won't use and make a list of holiday cooking essentials.

Day 12

Home Decor: Declutter home decor items. Keep pieces that complement your holiday decorations.

Day 13

Shoes: Review your shoe collection. Keep festive options and donate shoes you haven't worn in the past year.

Day 14

Mail and Papers: Tackle your mail and paperwork. Recycle junk mail and organize important documents.

Day 15

Electronics and Cords: Sort through electronics and cords, recycling or donating unused items.

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Day 16

Medicine Cabinet: Check your medicine cabinet, safely disposing of expired items and restocking for winter.

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Day 17

Cleaning Supplies: Organize cleaning supplies, ensuring you have everything needed for pre-holiday cleaning.

Day 18

Garage: Clear out the garage, making space for holiday decorations and guest parking.

Day 19

Board Games & Entertainment: Declutter your entertainment items, keeping favorites for holiday family time.

Day 20

Craft Supplies: Organize craft supplies, setting aside materials for holiday DIY projects.

Day 21

Cookware and Utensils: Review your cookware, keeping essentials for holiday cooking and baking.

Day 22

Pet Supplies: Declutter pet supplies, ensuring a safe space for your pets during the festive season.

Day 23

Sports & Outdoor Equipment: Sort through sports equipment, storing away items not used in winter.

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Day 24

Garden Shed: Organize your garden shed, storing summer items and preparing winter tools.

Day 25

Miscellaneous Garage Items: Revisit the garage for any remaining clutter.

Day 26

Office Supplies: Organize your office supplies, preparing for holiday card writing and gift wrapping.

Day 27

Holiday Decorations: Sort through your holiday decorations, donating anything you no longer use.

Day 28

Under the Bed: Clear out under the bed, removing dust and unused items.

Day 29

Sentimental Items: Carefully review sentimental items, keeping those that truly matter.

Day 30

Final Sweep: Do a final sweep of your home, ensuring everything is decluttered and ready for the holidays.

Congratulations on completing the 30-day decluttering challenge! Your home is now ready for the joy and warmth of the Christmas season. With less clutter, you can fully enjoy decorating, hosting, and celebrating without the stress of disorganization.

Happy Holidays from your Clutter B Gone family!

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Kathi Jensen


Kathi is not just a co-owner of Clutter B Gone, but also the mastermind behind our vibrant social media and marketing campaigns. When she’s not crafting engaging content, you’ll find her coming up with the next thing to organize, always with a smile!