How to Get Rid of Sentimental Clutter and Spend More Intentionally


Once a new season comes around, most of us are looking to hit the refresh button. The refresh button commonly is cleaning out your whole house to only hold organized ideas that you still care about. Even more commonly, we have those spots that hold items that pull at your heartstrings. This could be anything from your childhood teddy bear to a passed down family chair that sits in your basement going unused. 

With fall just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to say goodbye to sentimental clutter. Even though it can be hard, it can be more than worth it. Keep reading for our free printables to help you and your family keep your head in the cleaning game. 

Make It a Challenge

Challenges inspire most of us to get what we need to done faster and better. Whether you’re decluttering your home by yourself or with your family, make it a challenge to declutter your home in 30 days. Print out our sentimental decluttering challenge for everyone that wants to participate. Delegate who should take what cleaning responsibilities and see who gets each done faster!

Practice Gratitude While Decluttering

While some items may be harder to say goodbye to compared to others, practice gratitude for what you do have. Not only will you get rid of things that don’t serve you anymore, you may find yourself saving more real estate in your budget. Download and print out our reflection sheet to help you stay on the right decluttering track.

Repurpose, Reuse, and Recycle

Save the earth and your wallet while decluttering. As you sift through plastics, electronics, and paper products, stay mindful of what you’re able to recycle or gift to someone who may use it. Set aside all electronics you’d like to dispose of to ensure you’re recycling it as needed. As you make future purchases, ensure you’re investing your money in items that’ll last you years.

Getting rid of items that have a special place in your heart can be hard. Yet, the feeling of a clean living space can feel more than refreshing. This new school year, start on the right foot and challenge your family to declutter your living area. See who finishes first to win a yummy ice cream cone (but check in on your budget before doing so).


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