Easy checklist (totally FREE as well!) of 31 things to get rid of from your home in December. Yes, it’s a busy month, but just one item a day will make things look so much better, and why not get started right now – you’ll thank yourself when the New Year kicks in.
This is the very LAST of my 12 part series of free decluttering printables this year – all based around the popular post – 365 things to declutter from your home and life this year.
You can choose how you do things with each monthly declutter checklist (which you can grab NOW in the Printables Library). Either do it all on one day in a blitz session, or take it slowly and declutter one item a day on the date the checklist suggests.
It really depends on what time you have available, and how you like to do things (as always!).
Without further ado, let’s get started, and I hope you have lots of fun!
31 THINGS TO GET RID OF IN DECEMBER
#1 – Items in your diary that you don’t enjoy doing and could say NO to
#2 – Unwanted phone calls. Stop them by registering for the telephone preference service
#3 – Kids toys no longer played with
#4 – Small paint sample pots that you got when you were decorating
#5 – Dead leaves on living plants
#6 – Unsubscribe from one email series that you keep deleting before you read it
#7 – Rolls of wallpaper that you haven’t got a room decorated in any longer!
#8 – Apps on your phone that you don’t use
#9 – Something from your junk drawer that you NEVER need
#10 – Less than perfect gift bows and ribbons
#11 – Any “I should be doing” thoughts – If it’s because you feel guilty about not doing it, then stop – you know what’s right for you and your family. BUT if it’s because you really DO want to do the thing, then just take one step towards doing it and you will feel happier immediately – (for example – if you want to get a job, then start brainstorming what jobs you are qualified for, what you love to do, and where you see yourself in 2 years time – that way you get more focused and it feels more real).
#12 – Anything under your sofa cushions!
#13 – Broken folders / ring binders
#14 – Duplicate games & toys – you only need one of each!
#15 – Broken umbrellas
#16 – Anything lurking at the bottom of your handbag!
#17 – Decorative Cushions that have lost their plumpness (TIP – If you love the cushion then you could re-fill with a feather insert which will give it new life)
#18 – Cards that have no envelope
#19 – More than one diary – you’ll get confused and double book if you have more than one – you’re only one person!
#20 – Excess loose change – gather it up and get it to the bank
#21 – Artwork that doesn’t make you happy
#22 – Scraps of wrapping paper that won’t wrap anything
#23 – Anything in your bins around the house!
#24 – Used candles where the wick has worn down and can’t be lit again
#25 – Any plastic carrier bags you are stockpiling (20 is probably plenty!)
#26 – Your bucket list – schedule a couple of things into the next 6 months that you’ve always wanted to do
#27 – Diffusers that have been used up
#28 – Presents that you are keeping so as not to offend the giver – re-gift to someone who will love it – you will have said thank you for the gift and have appreciated the thought, but if it’s not something you love then why keep it. NOTE – Label who gave you what as it would be awful to re-gift to the original giver…..
#29 – Regrets – you can’t change the past, so there’s no point in looking backwards. You are you because of the life you have had so far, so the very best thing to do now is to look forward and focus on what you want your life to look like from this point on.
#30 – Christmas cards that you don’t want to keep (You could re-use the rest and make the front of the cards into tags for next years presents – you then would only need to declutter the back half of the card)
#31 – Christmas presents you bought for people, but never used. I usually have a few spares in case people pop by unexpectedly, or I buy a couple of things over the year and forget I’ve got it for someone specifically so I buy something else (rare, but it happens!) – Why not add them into your present box and give to someone else when the time is right?
DECLUTTER CHECKLIST FOR DECEMBER
If you’d like your very own copy of the declutter checklist for December – then it’s available right now in the Printables Library. This is where I keep ALL the free printables from around this site: –
There you have it – 31 things to get rid of from your home and life in December – AND a Free Checklist to stay on track.
The best way to stay on track all month and get a bit done each day – and the very last of this years decluttering challenge.
I really hope you’ve enjoyed it, and don’t forget that you can print off the entire set of checklists and do it all again next year if you fancy – just head to the printables library to download them.
…By the way – although this declutter checklist is a fantastic one to follow if you like working by yourself, you may be someone who likes to have extra help and support to make sure you get things done. As such, I created a totally FREE 30 day clutter challenge, which you could join now. It gives you an email a day with a small challenge in, and you can join over 400o people who have already done it. You can find out all the details HERE).