100 Things Mini Declutter Challenge

Last week in my newsletter, I opened my big mouth and indicated I was gearing up for another challenge. I love doing challenges but have found myself unable to commit for long periods. I like to play with concepts, but not commit to them for life. When it comes to life ideas, I am a player. I date at random and have a fear of commitment.

Enter the Mini Challenge

A mini-challenge is a 10-day long (two weeks, Monday to Friday) challenge that allows for time off (the weekend) and is just purely for the fun of it. In a world where we are constantly shoulded on, it feels good just to play with big ideas.

The Challenge

Declutter your house of 10 items a day for 10 days (Monday to Friday, two weeks). See schedule below.

Who Is This For?

Anyone who wants to play with getting rid of stuff without really committing to getting seriously rid of stuff.

How Does It Work

Get rid…of stuff.

What’s In It For Me?

You get a daily blog post from me about my dance through the clutter, and you open yourself to the possibility of extraordinary…even it's losing the emotional energy tied to that old jar of tahini.

What Do I Have To Do?

Nothing, nada, just check in at Accepting Jane for my daily blog post to see what I'm up to.

How Much?

Free. Completely free. For once, I will not charge for the privilege of reading about me getting rid of stuff.

The Schedule

Start Date: February 14, 2022 (My husband just asked me why I chose Valentine's Day. I reassured him he was not on the declutter list. After 25 years together, Valentine's Day is just another day, but with pie.)

Week One

Day 1: Unspice Your Life - Expired products or unused spices

Day 2: Might Be Nude - Clothing

Day 3: Trash Talking - Email

Day 4: Less Reading Between The Lines - Books

Day 5: Candy Crushed - Apps and bad photos

Week Two

Day 6: One Day We'll Need That - cords

Day 7: I'll Figure Out What That Is Later - Junk drawer or miscellaneous box

Day 8: Warm Up The Shredder - Files/Paperwork

Day 9: We Have Tennis Rackets? - The Garage

Day 10: Tomorrow Is Never Guaranteed - Expired warranties/receipts


The original idea for this challenge came from a post by Courtney Carver on 120 Things To Remove From Your Life. The simplicity of the challenge delighted me. Since 12 days of decluttering seemed way too long, I shortened it to 10. Also, the weight of getting rid of goals, dreams, and unmet expectations seemed heavy. I just wanted light and breezy, so I did a little research and formulated my mini-challenge. Feel free to adjust and change according to your own needs.

And have a ton of fun! See you tomorrow!

Credit Due

Courtney Carver - 120 Things To Remove From Your Life

Organise My House - Things to Declutter

Simple Lion Heart Life - Decluttering List

I tried the Japanese method of declutting where you hold an object that you own and if it does not bring you joy, you throw it away. So far, i have thrown out all of the vegetables, my bra, the electric bill, the scale, a mirror, and my treadmill.

- womeafter50.com

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