Start your New Year clutter free


In Japan, clearing away dirt and clutter from the old year is an integral part of the Japanese New Year tradition.

In Japan each year is seen as separate and distinct so the ending of the old year is devoted to cleaning, decluttering and organising. The Japanese call this the Observe Oosouji (The Japanese art of cleaning). 

Removing dirt from the old year creates a clean mind to welcome in the New Year and invite Prosperity into the year ahead.

The Japanese really do have the right attitude here the new year is about fresh starts and starting again. We set new years resolutions and give ourselves yearly goals but why not take this approach and go forward with no clutter getting in the way.

As the new year starts to arrive many of us will start to take down the decorations and put them away but all too often we just sling them into boxes without paying attention and don’t put away probably. Use this time to sort through the decorations and store away only what you know you are going to use next year.  Charity shops and homeless shelters will always welcome old decorations.

Starting on the 1st January set yourself a declutter challenge then it won’t seem like such a daunting boring task.

If anyone would like to play along with me then make sure your following me on social media platforms InstagramFacebook and Twitter where I will motivate you daily to achieve the daily tasks that are listed blow for you.

Please feel free to share your achievements with me as I love to see how you are getting on.

January Declutter Challenge – Free printable – Click to download

Lets get started.

1st                    Fridge

2nd                  Food Cupboards

3rd                   Kitchen Drawers

4th                   Junk Drawers

5th                   Tupperware

6th                   Pin Board

7th                    Handbags/schools bags

8th                    School uniform

9th                    Towels and bedding

10th                  Toiletries

11th                   windowsills

12th                   Make up

13th                    Kids Toys

14th                    Under stairs cupboards

15th                    Coats and Shoes

16th                     Paperwork

17th                    Under the Beds

18th                     Mugs and Glasses

19th                     Book shelves

20th                     Medicine cabinet

21st                     Cleaning products

22nd                    Porch/entrance area

23rd                     Office desk

24th                      Kids arts and crafts

25th                      Magazines/newspapers

26th                      Underwear Drawers

27th                       Bedside cabinets

28th                       Freezer

29th                        Utility room

30th                        Garage

31st                        Garden Shed. 


I have produced a printable all about declutter so if you are in a flutter then my printable maybe to help you. or download my daily challenge list CLICK HERE


Why not considering having a car boot sale with all your wanted items?

The Thrifty Husband has put together a great feature on how to increase your profits at a car boot sale. He has some amazing ideas please take a LOOK and hopefully you can make your next car boot sale a real success.


As always thank you for reading

Happy New Year to you all

 Thank you for your continued support

Lynsey Queen of Clean xoxox





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  1. Jen says:

    Love this! Thank you. On maternity leave and determined to get House ship shape before I go back!

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  3. Alison says:

    I’m going to join you with this! I really need a good sort out, I cleared out he fridge today and hadn’t even seen your post so I’ve started right!

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