Declutter your home, a new years checklist

We’re 3 days into the new year and it’s not been a great start for me. I’ve been in my PJ’s for the past few days, feeling unwell and wanting to sleep the days away. I wanted the house all sorted for new years eve so that we could enter 2018 with a fresh, clean home. But instead I’ve only done half a job and I’ve had to take some time out for myself. I feel stressed, irritated and tired but forcing myself to sort everything out isn’t going to help. However I have managed to catch up on a bit of sleep this week and I am hoping to finally get this house tidy once and for all. I have just watched Georgina Clarke’s speed cleaning video *8 months pregnant edition* and it motivated me to do the same. It is just what I needed and if you haven’t checked out her channel already, you totally should.

I am a big fan of writing lists, I always have been so I figured I would write a general decluttering to do list that will most probably apply to most households unless you are super organised or have a cleaner…

Deep Clean & Decluttering Checklist


  • Tidy coats & shoes
  • Hoover
  • Wash front door mat
  • Spray Door handle with Anti Bac
  • Pick up anything that is on the floor
  • Tidy Key rack


  • Don’t let dirty dishes stack up on the side
  • Wash drainer
  • Clean kitchen sides
  • Declutter the worktops
  • Sort through the kitchen cupboards
  • Throw out anything that is out of date
  • Use bleach or drain unblocker
  • Descale your kettle
  • Clean your oven
  • Clean inside your microwave
  • Clean inside & out of the fridge
  • Wash around light switches & doors
  • Don’t let rubbish build up, take the bin out
  • Refill washing up liquid & soap
  • Mop floors
  • Hoover
  • Keep up with washing
  • Clean washing machine


  • Wash shower curtain
  • Wash bath mats
  • Bleach Toilet
  • Clean sink
  • Clean bath & shower
  • Sort out bathroom cabinet
  • Restock toilet rolls
  • Clean mirrors & windows
  • Mop floors
  • Hoover


  • Make the bed
  • Clean surfaces
  • Pack away laundry
  • Put dirty laundry in the washing basket
  • Keep windows clean
  • Take any cups to kitchen
  • Hoover regularly
  • Mop floors
  • Sort out stuff under the bed
  • Make sure floor is clear at all times
  • Clean bed frames
  • Organise drawers
  • Declutter your wardrobe

Living Room:

  • Hoover
  • Mop floors
  • Pack away kids toys
  • Take any cups etc into kitchen
  • Collect any rubbish
  • Plump cushions
  • Hoover sofa
  • Clean shelves & photoframes


  • Clean out your car
  • Wash your car
  • Keep bag in car for rubbish
  • Get an in car Vacuum
  • Check fuel & fluids

More Decluttering:

  • Sort through kids toys – charity shop, keep, bin or sell?
  • Sort through your clothes – charity shop, keep, bin or sell?
  • Sort through your cupboards – charity shop, keep, bin or sell?
  • Sort through your shoes – charity shop, keep, bin or sell?


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As I said, I am on a mission to get this house spotless. I might not have completed it by the new year but I am going to do it this month at least. I read somewhere that its good to have a little declutter every month or at least every few months, it really is amazing how much stuff we accumulate just by being us. I hope this post helped, if it did don’t forget to share it and or leave me a comment.

Z x


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