2014 in 2014 Decluttering Challenge

Do you want to make a dent in the amount of possessions you have?

Would you like to see less of this?

Last year 628 people downloaded the decluttering chart. Let’s beat it this year! Are you ready to get rid of 2014 things?

Come and join the challenge!!

Subscribe to the Nourishing Minimalism Mailing List and receive a free printable chart!

Each time you get rid of an item, put an “X” on a square (or black it out, depending on who’s helping check the boxes!!)

The rules are your own: If you have a stack of magazines to get rid of, you may count it as one item, or you can count each magazine as an item. The point is just to get rid of it.

Keep the chart on the front of the refrigerator or a cupboard where you can watch your progress and keep motivated.

And more of this?

If you have children, get them involved! Let them mark the boxes. Use different colors for different family members so they can see how much they contributed!

Plan out a celebration after each hundred is reached.

Share with each other on the 2014 in 2014 Facebook group page and with Nourishing Minimalism on Facebook and tell us what you have been able to get rid of! Let’s be each other’s cheerleaders!

Want even more? I’ve created 12 checklists to walk you through decluttering your entire house this year. Each month a different room is targeted. Click here to and check them out!

Don’t forget: Subscribe to Nourishing Minimalism newsletter to receive your free printable chart!!

Let me know in the comments that you are going to take the challenge!

Do you have friends who would be interested? Share this with them! Let’s make this year a year of new beginnings and less stuff!

About the author, Rachel

Hi there! I’m the Joyful Space Specialist. it’s my desire help others create a joyful space of their own and enjoy their time spent at home.

27 Comments

  1. Heather on 12/28/2013 at 3:30 PM

    Taking the declutter challenge.

  2. Paula Wingerter on 12/28/2013 at 4:25 PM

    I need this for sure!

  3. Marina on 12/29/2013 at 12:10 AM

    I’m in too!

  4. ter@waaoms on 12/29/2013 at 4:17 AM

    If you are already subscribed, how do you get the chart??

    • Rachel on 12/29/2013 at 4:31 AM

      I will be sending out a newsletter within the next 2 days that has a link to download the new chart.

  5. Debra Schramm on 12/30/2013 at 3:39 PM

    I’m taking the challenge!

  6. Nikki DeSarno on 12/31/2013 at 1:14 AM

    I’m in! I need this so much!

  7. Tami O'Brien on 12/31/2013 at 5:47 PM

    Finally, a group of like minded women to encourage each other to minimize our “stuff”. Not just another system to purchase to help you “organize” all that stuff.

  8. Elizabeth on 01/01/2014 at 9:23 AM

    I am in, I can’t wait to see how many boxes I can get checked off with just Christmas stuff!

  9. Sarah on 01/01/2014 at 6:20 PM

    We need to try this too! It seems like there are more things laying around every time I blink!

  10. Margot on 01/05/2014 at 11:03 PM

    My SIL told me about it, and at first I laughed, but when I counted the pile of post-Christmas purge items and found I was already nearing 40, I figured I might as well join in! Here we go!

    • Rachel on 01/05/2014 at 11:19 PM

      Glad you’re joining us!

  11. Miss on 01/08/2014 at 11:54 PM

    Taking the challenge

  12. Unknown on 01/27/2014 at 3:47 AM

    I’m up for the challenge and I’m going to get my granddaughter involved too.

  13. Anonymous on 01/31/2014 at 2:12 AM

    I’m in!

  14. Shannon Johnson on 04/02/2014 at 5:43 PM

    I am joining the challenge!

    • Rachel Jones on 04/25/2014 at 12:58 PM

      Excellent! Glad to have you!

  15. sharon on 04/24/2014 at 9:50 PM

    I’m joining too. Better late than never 🙂

    • Rachel Jones on 04/25/2014 at 12:59 PM

      Great!

  16. Shelley on 07/23/2014 at 3:21 AM

    I am taking the challenge!

    • Rachel on 07/23/2014 at 11:21 AM

      Yay! Glad to have you join us!

  17. RaineyDaye on 08/06/2014 at 8:57 PM

    I know I am starting this WAY late, but I am gonna do this too!! I have a massive pile of kiddie stuff (clothes, baby items, etc) that will be going into a consignment sale by the end of this month and am working my way through the house weeding out other stuff. After having a baby last year, then breaking my foot and being off of it for four months, then taking kids to swim lessons four days a week for five weeks…well, the house is showing the need for some attention and decluttering. I HAVE worked on my wardrobe, as I have been doing Project 333 since May, but yeah…my house desperately needs decluttering!! Just spent an hour or so on my son’s room going through toys and have a small pile to get rid of and yesterday went through my daughter’s room and pulled a few things she has outgrown. Ready to really start tackling stuff though!!

  18. Stephanie on 08/19/2014 at 11:22 PM

    We are going to start this week…TOMORROW! I might count some stuff we got rid of yesterday too because this week we have kind of been in a declutter and organizational mode. I am so ready to have a home that I can relax in and not feel stressed all the time about the clutter! Brining a new baby home in 3 1/2 weeks and she will be our third and we live in a 1086 square foot townhouse that we will be in for a very long time. I want to enjoy our time here and not feel cramped!

    • Rachel on 08/19/2014 at 11:37 PM

      Awesome!

  19. Christine on 11/29/2014 at 4:14 PM

    Will you be doing a challenge in 2015?

    • Rachel on 11/29/2014 at 7:41 PM

      Yes, I will. If you are signed up for my newsletter I will send out a chart around the beginning of January.

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