How to Declutter Your House in a Week

A declutter challenge to jump-start your organization and clear your space.

Whether you have company coming to visit, or you just need a whole house refresh, setting aside a week to declutter your house is the perfect way to restore calm and order to your home.

For this week of decluttering, you’ll work on the things that are out in the open. That way, your home will look more orderly and serene.

Take before pictures of all the areas of your home you’re going declutter this week

Before you start decluttering, do the following things:

Gather supplies: *Garbage bags (for trash) *Boxes (for donations) *Baskets (for items that need to be relocated or put away)


Grab a large garbage bag, and start walking around the house and picking up anything that’s junk, and throw it away.

Declutter the Junk



The kitchen is the heart of the home, so that’s where we’re going to declutter. The goal for today is to clear off all surfaces in your kitchen.

Declutter the Kitchen



This is where you spend the most time, and you'll love the difference decluttering this room will make. Check out our ideas for quickly decluttering living areas.

Declutter the Living Area



If you have multiple bathrooms in your house, focus on the bathrooms you use most.

Declutter the Bathroom



Not only is the entryway to your home the first thing that guests see, it’s the first thing you see when you come home. If you enter your home and see a neat, clutter-free space, it affects your entire mood.

Declutter the Entryway



You spend a big percentage of your life in your bedroom, so make it a calm retreat!

Declutter the Bedroom



On the last day, go through your entire house and find paper that you can declutter.

Declutter Paper + Surfaces