2020 – Decluttering Goals

So… Thursday is the same as Tuesday, right? I guess my blogging goal is still a work in progress… Anyway…

One of the four themes for goals that I mentioned in my first post of 2020 was decluttering…

A couple of years ago now, I had a goal of getting 1000 items out of our house.  I stopped keeping track part way through the year, and while I know I got further along than my last update in May of 2018, I did not make the 1000 goal.

So what are my 2020 decluttering goals?

  • 2020 Decluttering Goal #1: Track the number of items leaving the house & work toward a total of 500 items for the year.

Not quite as ambitious as the 1000 items from 2018, but figure that 500 is a bit more realistic (especially since I am starting mid March)… And of course, what do I do when I have something I need to keep track of?  Create a bullet journal spread!!

With this spread I will colour in a block for each item that leaves the house. Since I started tracking last week, I have got rid of 4 items:

  • 2 pairs of toddler shoes (could maybe count this as 4 items?)
  • 1 baby carrier backpack
  • 1 baby bathtub

So here’s the updated spread:

In order to help myself with meeting that 500 item goal, my second decluttering goal is a bit more task oriented goal:

  • 2020 Decluttering Goal #2: Pick and complete 1 small decluttering task each week.

The idea being, I will use this blog to give myself accountability for a small task each week to work on organizing and cleaning up my house, and in doing so, work toward my 500 item goal.

Of course, this means another bullet journal spread!

This week (we will call this week 1), I am picking the computer desk area. Obviously my spread only goes until July, not for the whole year, but I am not sure that this particular notebook will actually last that long, so I will deal with that when I get there…

I chose that spot for this week because with all this craziness with the COVID-19 pandemic, I will likely be working from home as much as possible going forward, so I need to get myself a nice tidy spot to set up my computer. I could use the kitchen table, but if I use this desk, then I can keep my computer set up and also close off from the little monster who is also home right now…

For the goal going forward, I will try to do an update with some before and afters every few weeks. I personally LOVE before and after photos…

So there you have it… My decluttering goals for 2020.

Do you have any decluttering goals for 2020?

16 thoughts on “2020 – Decluttering Goals

  1. Good luck!! It looks like you’re off to a great start! I love your bullet journals. They’re so creative! I finally bought a goal planner for this year and I’m loving it!!

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    • Thanks Jen. I don’t often share the messy parts of my bullet journal… A lot of it is just boring lists without any thought on presentation… Glad you are having fun with your goal planner. 🙂

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  2. I have one day off from work every other week, and I have a reminder to throw out five things each time. I’ve had good luck in the basement, in the linen closet, and craft supply/junk cabinets.

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  3. Love this, a great start to an even better goal. Good luck on your decluttering journey! If you are looking for some inspiration, I recommend watching a 2016 documentary called “minimalism” on Netflix. It’s incredible and is the start of why my wife and I are also decluttering one item a day everyday this year. We will be sure to check in to watch your progress!

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