Decluttering Challenge: How to Declutter 20 Items in 20 Minutes
I'm doing another bedroom declutter and organization but with a twist! I'm going to find 20 things to declutter in 20 minutes for the ultimate declutter challenge.
Everyone knows I love Marie Kondo’s declutter method, but this time I'm doing things differently. I'm setting a time limit and challenging myself to find new things to declutter from my bedroom. Come declutter with me!
I usually never declutter an entire room at once. Who has the time or mental capacity to declutter an entire room all at once? I have decluttered this room but I think there’s more here to do.
I already decluttered my closet, but I know there’s something else. I have a dress that’s cute and I love it, but it doesn’t fit. I held on to it because I had this vision in my mind that I’d wear it with cowboy boots when I moved to California. Well, I’m not moving so out it goes.
Pajama drawer declutter
There has to be something in my pajama drawer to declutter, like mismatched tops or bottoms. Yes, I found one top that served me well but it doesn’t go with anything and I don’t need it.
I also saw that I had a fake leather belt that I saw was wearing away, but I still put it back in my drawer and didn’t throw it out! Well, now I’m tossing it because it looks terrible. Ha! Now that makes three items I’ve decluttered.
I have too many sleep masks. Three sleep masks are a little excessive and I don’t even remember the last time I wore one. I’m keeping the nice one and getting rid of two.
There are a bunch of scrunchies I can toss. I just asked Alexa how much more time I have and she said I have nine minutes left.
I have two spent jar candles. I wanted to melt the remaining wax and recycle the jars, but haven’t gotten around to doing that. So if I melt the wax today, I’ll get rid of two jars.
I have a bunch of birthday cards that I don’t need anymore. Can I count each card as one item? Well, I’m running out of time and I’m going to use that as an option. I’m tossing five cards, which takes me up to 15 items! I need five more items!
Underwear or socks
Do I have any socks with holes or that have lost their elasticity? I have two pairs of over-the-knee socks. If I’m being honest, it’s been years since I could wear that look again! I think I can get rid of them. I am just scrambling around in my drawers to find something to toss. I have 30 seconds left!
Decluttering 20 items in 20 minutes
Where in the world did the time go? I didn’t make it to 20 items but I have two big takeaways from this experiment.
First, 20 minutes is not a lot of time. Second, it’s surprising how clutter just worms its way into your life and even if you’re actively trying to declutter and trying your best to keep unnecessary junk to a minimum, there are things you overlook and just appear without you noticing it.
It’s not a complete fail–I got rid of 17 items! It’s better than not getting rid of anything. This means there’s less stuff taking up space in my life now. Let me know if you’ve taken on the declutter-in-20-minutes challenge and how many items you found to toss!
I encourage you to take on this challenge. Or, maybe declutter 10 things in 10 minutes if you prefer.