Free Ultimate Home Printable Declutter Checklist PDF

A 7 page declutter your home printable checklist with a categorized list to make the process of purging clutter from your home faster and easier.

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Do you ever reach a point of being so OVER IT with all of the clutter in your house? But then the feeling of overwhelm creeps in and the thought of starting leaves you feeling completely paralyzed?

Totally been there! I’ve developed a checklist that has proven time and time again to work, so I’m sharing it with you to help.

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Why You Need a Decluttering Checklist for Your Home

No drawer, closet, or cabinet is safe around here because once I decide I am SO DONE with clutter, I go a little bit twitchy-eyed crazy.

The hardest part about a whole home declutter is finding the motivation to actually start. But then once you get in “the zone”, nothing can stop you!

Having a declutter checklist is the perfect way to get a jump start on this overwhelming chore. The trick isn’t always simply starting; the secret is in the order you do things, one section of the house at a time.

This PDF printable will show you how by breaking down your home into small categories so you can focus on one area at a time to feel less overwhelmed.

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How to Declutter Your Home

My husband pokes fun at me for my lists. I’m a list girl. I physically cannot sleep until I have typed my to-do list on my notepad in my phone for the next day before going to bed. That same list-making practice is just as effective when it comes to decluttering.

The Most Effective Decluttering Order

The satisfaction of crossing something off of that to-do list… it just feels good! This checklist follows the Marie Kondo KonMari method, which is proven to be the most effective order for tidying your home, starting with clothing and ending with sentimental items.

Marie Kondo’s approach encourages you to tackle your stuff category-by-category rather than room-by-room.

  1. Commit yourself to tidying up. Set aside a day, a weekend, or a few minutes/hour per day to focus on the categories.
  2. Imagine your new decluttered lifestyle. Picture what your home will look like without clutter. It will help motivate you to commit to the process.
  3. Tidy by category, not by room. This checklist will help you with that.
  4. Make piles as you declutter. Label the piles: Trash, Donate, Fix, Keep
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How to Make Time to Declutter

You probably have a family, a job, a busy life every single day, so it’s hard to make time to purge your home of clutter, right? That’s why chunking your home into categories to declutter just one little bit at a time works.

How to Get Your Family Involved

Print copies of the checklist for your kids or other family members so they are responsible for their own bedrooms, if tackling the whole house feels like too much for you. It’s good to get the entire family involved so that everyone can help maintain the clutter longterm as well.

You can fit the task into your schedule by focusing on just one category per day. If you want to be super ambitious and finish the entire checklist in a weekend, awesome! Go you!

Simply setting a timer for 15-20 minutes per day can add up to huge progress.

Write down the categories you plan to tackle on your family’s calendar so that you commit yourself to a decluttering schedule.

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Free Printable Decluttering Checklist PDF

Ready to declutter? This entire printable is 7 pages long. Snag the printable in the window below.

Everything on the checklist is broken down by categories so you can decide how much or how little you want to purge at a time. And you can even print it off to give to your kids, if you need a helpful tool to keep them on task.

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Are you ready to start? You can do it, I promise!

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And after your finished with the Declutter Your Home checklist, if you feel like taking it a step further, you can grab my Whole House Deep Cleaning Checklist here.

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This year is going to be the year of peace and clarity in our homes, right?! We’re going to try our best anyway.

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7 Comments

  1. I love that picture of your closet, it’s simply divine.
    I have been working on my decluttering journey for a few months now. It’s been really tough, because I used to work in retail and you’re show/told stuff you “can’t live without.” Haha! I know better now. Thanks for all the inspiration & tips that you show us.

    1. Rachael, I know it can be so difficult to make the step to let go. I am glad you have been able to do so as you have decided it is time. Thank you for fallowing along and sharing this journey with us.

  2. I probably am a very traditional english person, but starting reading your blog about 2 years ago now, and was absolutely delighted with your black indoor doors..wow, i thought so brave,but would love to give it a go. Now your home seems so much lighter than mine and so much larger, but this year i semi retired, and although my husband knew i was going to decorate the stairs and hall way didn’t realise just what i had in mind 😉 I have to say he was very please with the outcome. Not only did i paint the doors black, i added board and batten to the hall/stairs and landing, and completely redecorated just need to install the coving, and vola all done. If it wasnt for reading your blog, i may never had the courage to do it and live with boring white, thank you.

    1. Linda! This is awesome! Thank you for following along. I am so happy that you have been able to use the tutorials too.