Day 7: Decluttering "C" Things {Decluttering From A To Z} | From Overwhelmed to Organized: Day 7: Decluttering "C" Things {Decluttering From A To Z}

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Day 7: Decluttering "C" 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.

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

Decluttering Ideas That Begin With The Letter C

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

  • Crib sheets
  • Crock pots
  • Crisper drawers in the fridge
  • Cat items
  • CD's
  • Comforters
  • Cookie sheets
  • Casserole dishes
  • Couches
  • Chairs (either the actual chairs or the stuff piled up on them)
  • Crap (that's a good generic term!)
  • Cosmetics
  • Camisoles
  • Cards
  • Crayons
  • pencil Crayons
  • Coasters
  • Candles
  • Candle holders
  • Crepe paper (streamers)
  • Cookbooks
  • China cabinet
  • Coupons
  • Curtains
  • apple Corers
  • Cartons
  • Colour TV's
  • Craft supplies
  • Candy
  • Cookies
  • Containers
  • Closets
  • Clothing
  • Coats
  • Cups
  • Counters
  • Cupboards
  • China sets
  • Caps
  • Cars
  • toy Cars
  • toy Chests
  • Childhood memorabilia
  • College memorabilia
  • any kind of Collection
  • Coins
  • gift Cards
  • hair Clips
  • Computer parts/accessories
  • Cough/Cold medicine
  • Cutlery
  • Cooking utensils
  • Cross-stitch supplies/kits
  • Crochet supplies
  • Clocks
  • Clutch purses
  • Cameras
  • Camera equipment
  • Camping equipment
  • Cabinets
  • Canned food
  • paperwork in your Command Centre
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Chess/Checkers games
  • your Contacts list
  • Cherry coloured items
  • Chocolate coloured items
  • Chocolate (but really why would you declutter that?!)

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 "C" 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 C?  What C item is the hardest for you to let go of?  What C things are the easiest to purge?

Happy decluttering!

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Here are all the posts in this series!


  1. China cabinet is a big one for me! I need to get rid of all the little decorating things I probably will never use like cheap candle holders, etc. Thanks for the inspiration!

    1. A china cabinet is a great thing to declutter Jenny! There are often things in it that aren't used regularly and can be purged. And then you can enjoy your special china more! Good luck :)

  2. What a great idea by taking a letter each day! Think I'll use my c for Christmas boxes in the attic!

    1. Good luck with your Christmas boxes Tamyra! You can do it :)

  3. I have started doing this because we are going to move in the next summer. If I have not looked at, touched, needed a time in the last year - its gone. Less stuff for us to move. I am hosing a link up on my blog and would like to invite you to post this link on it. You gave me some "c" items I didn't even think about. Have a great day.

    1. Moving is a huge motivation to declutter Deedra... less to pack, less to move, less to unpack! Off to check out your blog now. Happy decluttering!


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