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Monday, October 19, 2015

Day 19: Decluttering "O" Things {Decluttering From A To Z}




This month I'm hosting the Decluttering From A To Z challenge.  It's a fun way to help you declutter items in your home that you may not have thought of decluttering.

If you've missed any posts you can find them all here.

Today we're decluttering items that begin with the letter O!  You can declutter anything you want that begins with O.  I'll share some ideas and you can choose any of them that resonate with you, or declutter your own ideas that begin with O.  Join in the decluttering fun!


Decluttering Ideas That Begin With The Letter O


Here are a few items or areas you may have in your home that you could declutter:


  • Old books
  • Old chairs
  • Old Windows
  • Old clothes
  • Old anything!
  • Oil filters
  • essential Oils
  • Overflow items (pantry, toiletries, supplies, etc.)
  • Outside toys
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Out-grown clothes
  • Out-of-season clothes
  • Office supplies
  • things that are Orange
  • Oil ( kitchen, bath, garage)
  • Ottomans (the actual ottoman or the stuff inside a storage ottoman)
  • Optical supplies
  • Out-of-date items
  • things that help with Ouch (first aid kits, meds, heating pads, hot water bottles, etc.)
  • Orthodontic supplies (leftover elastics, wax strips, etc.)
  • Orthotics
  • Oh-I-don't-know-why-I-bought-this items
  • Oak furniture
  • Official documents (make sure it's no longer needed)
  • rusty Oil cans
  • Overalls
  • Odds and ends
  • Ocean finds (shells, rocks, etc.)
  • Octopus/Owl/Ox knick knacks or toys
  • Olive (green) items
  • Oars
  • sets with only One left
  • Oval shaped items
  • Oven cleaning supplies or equipment
  • items that are Opposite to what you're trying to achieve
  • Open packets of stuff you will probably never finish
  • Ornaments
  • Organizers you don't need


Find a few of these things that you no longer need, use, love, or have the space to store (that's the definition of clutter by the way!) and let them go.


What's Next For You?


Declutter "O" items today!  And then share what you decluttered (see options below).

Want more decluttering ideas, tips, and inspiration?  Need some motivation and accountability to keep you going?  Here are some ways to get the most out of this challenge:

1.  Sign up to receive my blog posts in your email inbox.  You'll get a new post every day this month with the latest Decluttering From A To Z post.  Once the challenge is over, you'll receive an email whenever a new blog post is published (usually 1-2 times per week).  I share decluttering tips and other organizing tips on the blog.  You can unsubscribe at any time and I won't spam you.  I promise.




2.  Join the 365 Items in 365 Days decluttering challenge!   The Decluttering From A To Z challenge is really a challenge within a challenge.  You can start the 365 Items in 365 Days challenge at any time and declutter whatever you want.  More details here.  There are details in that post about our great Facebook group too.



3.  Check out my 31 Days of Easy Decluttering series.  This was my 31 Days series from 2 years ago and each post gives tips to declutter different items or areas of your home.  If you're focusing on certain areas of your home this month some of the posts may help you out.




4.  Follow my Decluttering/Organizing Tips & Ideas board on Pinterest.  This is my most popular board and I share tips there frequently.




Share Your Decluttering Progress!  


I hope these ideas will help you declutter today!  Inspire all of us by sharing your decluttering pictures in any of these places:


What are you decluttering today that begins with O?  What O item is the hardest for you to let go of?  What O things are the easiest to purge?


Happy decluttering!



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Here are all the posts in this series!





8 comments:

  1. Yes..open packets! They drive me crazy!

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    1. Me too Jenny! I don't know why we end up with so many!

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  2. Out of season clothes I went through this weekend. Donated to goodwill whatever was outdated.

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    1. Good job Renz! That will make it easier to find what you want to wear!

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  3. helping me organize once again!!! Thanks!

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  4. I really do love how you organize this by letter. I also think it would be a great way for children to get involved in the process! You are awesome!

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    1. Thanks Mandee :) I love that idea to get kids involved in this challenge! Maybe I'll run another one sometime that's geared especially to kids!

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I love hearing from my readers! This is a great place to ask questions, answer questions, and share your organizing tips. Thank you so much for commenting! I look forward to getting to know you better :)