Declutter Challenge Week Five

We did it, we did the full five weeks of the declutter challenge! How is your home looking? Things feeling a bit more organised? I know that when my home feels more organised and there’s less “stuff” all around, my mind feels so much calmer. I’ve had so much support and engagement in this declutter challenge that I decided to add a little giveaway in this, the last week of getting organised so make sure you read all the way to the bottom of this blog post.

So, ready to dig into the last few days? Let’s go!

Sort and purge all the kids toys: And I’d go so far as to say books too. This is something I feel quite strongly about; kids really and truly do not need piles and piles of toys, in fact if they have less, it helps them to develop their imaginations more. The first thing you’ll want to do is wait until your kids are out the house or are fast asleep… haha! Then bring every single toy to one area and start going through everything; one pile for keep, one pile for donation and one pile for toys that cannot be repaired and aren’t suitable to be donated. If you are in the JHB area, on Wednesday 19 February we are meeting at 10am and bringing all of our donations together, they will then be sorted and donated to different antenatal clinics in and around Soweto. You can RSVP to me. But back to the sorting and purging of toys. I have found it really helpful to separate different toys into different containers where I can and then I have one or two baskets for the random toys that are one offs. Many people keep bundles of toys in their cupboard and rotate toys bi-weekly so that their children always have new toys in a sense.

Untangle and sort through all your loose cables: Please tell me that I’m not the only one with about a million different cables in a box and zero idea what they’re all for? Today’s task is to go through them all and store the ones that you need neatly. It’s also probably a good idea to label them. This is easy enough to do with masking tape and a marker and that way you will always know what each one is for.

Wipe down kitchen cabinets inside and outside: This is a bit of a mammoth task so feel free to do it over a few days but jeepers, kitchen cabinets collect a whole lotta gunk. Sticky handprints, food splatters and just general dust all gathers on them so I’m sure you will be super suprised at how dirty your cloth will be as you get cleaning.

Organise your bookshelves: This is something that I really need to do, we have so many books that can be donated and I also need to move all the books from the bottom two shelves on our main bookshelf up, Maia has taken a liking to tearing out pages. When you put your all the books back, group authors together and arrange series of books in order. Make sure to give the shelves a good wipe down as well.

Wipe down all surfaces and vacuum: Now that your home is pretty much completely decluttered, the final touch is to give everything a really good wipe down and vacuum so that your home looks extra clean and sparkly.

I’ve had such a great month with you all, decluttering our homes. I’ve received some really great ideas from some of you and if you’re anything like me, there are a ton of goodies that will be going to those that need things more than we do.

You would have noticed that cleaning goes hand in hand with decluttering, there’s a lot of scrubbing and wiping down and I’ve tried really hard to keep my cleaning as green as possible. And so in keeping with that, I’ve teamed up with Faithful to Nature to give one of you a hamper full of great GREEN cleaning products! The hamper consists of:

Sweet Sheets roller towel: We go through so much roller towel in our kitchen, it’s just so handy! This specific one from Faithful to Nature is made from sugar cane, elemental chlorine free, wrapped in recyclable paper (so plastic free) and has a 100% recycled inner roll

Eco Egg Reusable Bamboo Towels: In the same vein as the product above, the Eco Egg paper towel is also going to be replacing our regular roller towel. There are 20 towels per roll and each towel can be used up to 85 times! Simply chuck it into the washing machine and line dry. How amazing?! Saving the planet and money!

Living Naturally dishwasher tablets: You all know how much I love my dishwasher, it goes at least once a day!
These dishwasher tablets from Living Naturally are a green alternative to the normal ones that are full of chemicals and consist of only 4 ingredients including salt and lemongrass oil.

EarthSap oven and hob cleaner: Remember the task when we had to clean our oven, this will be your new bestie! It removed tough grease and baked on food and leaves behind a pleasant citrus scent with no chemical fumes.

EarthSap Ultra Power all purpose cleanser: I literally use an all purpose cleanser for everything and anything that needs cleaning. The Ultra Power all purpose cleanser from EarthSap is packed full of effective essential oils that remove dirt, stains and grease but don’t damage your surfaces. A household essential!

Natural Orange all purpose cleaning spray: This my friends is no ordinary cleaning spray. Not only is it completely natural and cut through dirt and grease like a beast, but its also deters flies and mosquitoes! Best you know that I’ve basically drowned my kitchen in this.

Pretty amazing hamper am I right? I’m sure you want a shot at winning it! Here’s how to do just that:

  1. Comment on this blog post and let me know which product you’re the most excited about.
  2. Tag one friend on this Instagram post or this Facebook post

Gain extra entries by:

  1. Sharing some of your decluttering tasks on your social media channels and tag me (Instagram stories is great!)
  2. Share this blog post on your social media channels and tag me

This giveaway ends at 12pm Monday 3 February and I will announce the winner withing a week.

The winner has 48 hours to claim their prize, failing which, a new winner will be drawn

Faithful to Nature is responsible for delivering the prize to the winner

Missed the previous weeks declutter challenges? Play catch up:

Week one

Week two

Week three

Week four

 

 

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43 Comments

  • Reply
    Jen
    January 27, 2020 at 7:02 pm

    natural-orange-all-purpose-lemongrass-spray

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    Kirsty
    January 27, 2020 at 7:14 pm

    Most excited about the bamboo reusable towels!! Sound like they were made for me. Haha.

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    Simone Dias
    January 27, 2020 at 7:15 pm

    Oooh I’ve enjoyed this declutter challenge so much!
    I would love this hamper, especially the oven and hob cleaner! I’m tired of all these nasty chemicals that make me feel so sick everytime I clean my oven! This last time it fumed my whole house, despite a mask 😷 I couldn’t stop coughing, it was so bad that the neighbor came over to check that I was ok πŸ™ˆ

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    Anu Naidoo
    January 27, 2020 at 7:32 pm

    I love to try the Earthsap Ultra Power All Purpose Cleaner. love the convenience of using a multipurpose cleaner and this product contains oils which will not cause damage to surfaces .

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    Charlene Singh
    January 27, 2020 at 7:39 pm

    Excited about the Natural Orange all purpose cleaning spray

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    Liliana
    January 27, 2020 at 7:42 pm

    The reuseable bamboo towel. Sounds really amazing. With two small children, we tend to go through paper towels a lot. Oops, sorry planet.

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    Tamarin
    January 27, 2020 at 7:52 pm

    I would love to try the eco bamboo towels. I have a busy little girl and three dogs….. we always have a mess in our house.

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    Theola Ernest
    January 27, 2020 at 7:59 pm

    Def the oven and job cleaner. NEEEEED!

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    Theola Ernest
    January 27, 2020 at 8:00 pm

    Oven and hob cleaner πŸ™‚

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    Pathmanie
    January 27, 2020 at 8:00 pm

    Natural all purpose orange spray..
    I just love this product as its good for my whole house with the new year upon us spring cleaning has been so hectic all the visters left and now i really need to declutter my home winning this hamper would be such a blessing…thank you for the opportunity to enter..πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ˜Šβ€

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    Dionne
    January 27, 2020 at 8:19 pm

    The oven and hob cleaner. Been searching for a natural product for this

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    Stephanie
    January 27, 2020 at 8:24 pm

    Would love to try the Living Naturally dishwasher tablets

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    Heike
    January 27, 2020 at 8:29 pm

    I’ve wanted to try the dishwasher tablets for a while now!

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    Natalie Kommer
    January 27, 2020 at 8:31 pm

    Wow they all sound incredible! Would love to try the All purpose orange cleaning spray.
    Have loved this de-clutter challenge! Thanks for taking the time to help us de clutter too

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    Liesl
    January 27, 2020 at 8:31 pm

    I’m most excited about the Living Naturally dishwasher tablets. Should be good with rhe Lemongrass oil.

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    Claire
    January 27, 2020 at 8:32 pm

    I’m really keen to try the Eco Egg Reusable Bamboo towels! I’ve been looking for something like that for a while now.

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    Asha parbhoo
    January 27, 2020 at 8:34 pm

    Hi. I am so excited to try the dishwashers tabs

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    Laura Van Durme
    January 27, 2020 at 8:37 pm

    The oven and hob cleaner!! So scared to use all the chemicals in the oven. For some reason I think it’s Gonna end up in my food, so natural stuff will make me feel better about it 😁

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    Gail Rodrigues
    January 27, 2020 at 9:06 pm

    The reusable bamboo towels sound amazing. At the rate we use paper towel, probably more cost effective as well. And I just love an all purpose cleaning spray so the Orange all purpose spray seems like a great orange ( and I’m sure the smell will be a treat!)

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    Sharleen
    January 27, 2020 at 9:17 pm

    The Eco Egg reusable bamboo towels sound great. Decluttering is going strong in my homeπŸ‘

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    Ayesha Shaik
    January 27, 2020 at 9:18 pm

    The Living Naturally dishwasher tabs as I use my dishwasher everyday. I hate dishes.

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    Claire Mckay
    January 27, 2020 at 9:22 pm

    Definitely the bamboo towels! Less impact on the environment.

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    Abigail
    January 27, 2020 at 9:25 pm

    Definitely the orange spray! Love the fact that it deters goggos!

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    Alanna
    January 27, 2020 at 9:30 pm

    Cleaning spray! I need to get rid of these flies- although the lemon jack you shared is starting to do the trick! Thanks for the decluttering and organizing inspo! X

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    Caitlin
    January 27, 2020 at 9:33 pm

    Natural orange all purpose cleaning spray! I can already tell that both my husband and I would love this as we go through several bottles of cleaning spray in our kitchen

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    Kim Hoffe
    January 27, 2020 at 10:03 pm

    We’ve just moved house, so we tried to do a big declutter beforehand. We got rid of SO much junk. Only to be surprised after the move at how much junk we still have! You know, those boxes that you open, then leave in the corner of a room because you’re not sure where to put the stuff… So now we’re doing another decluttering exercise!

    As for the hamper, this would be most welcome. I’m most excited about the EarthSap oven and hob cleaner. I find I can’t breathe after using the normal oven cleaners, even the ‘fume-free’ ones, so I’m looking forward to trying this one out!

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    Jenna Richards
    January 27, 2020 at 10:04 pm

    So keen to give those bamboo towels a go πŸ™‚

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    Elreza Levien
    January 27, 2020 at 10:06 pm

    Eco Egg Reusable Bamboo Towel, since my husband goes through a 100 of them a day!

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    Karen
    January 27, 2020 at 10:19 pm

    The dishwasher tablets sounds awesome

  • Reply
    Candice van Zyl
    January 27, 2020 at 10:54 pm

    Eco Egg Reusable Bamboo Towels! Although they all sound amazing!

  • Reply
    Melinda
    January 28, 2020 at 5:55 am

    Dishwasher tablets!

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    Zayne Khan
    January 28, 2020 at 8:57 am

    Definitely the Eco Egg Bamboo towels..this was a most encouraging and easy way to declutter the house. But I must admit the little thieves snuck into the donate pile to help themselves but I caught them out πŸ˜‚

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    Farheen Mayet
    January 28, 2020 at 11:49 am

    The eco egg reusable bamboo towels for sure😍 with 4 kids theres always smething to wipe up..

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    Chloe
    January 28, 2020 at 2:24 pm

    The Natural Orange Spray!

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    Kim van Vuuren
    January 28, 2020 at 3:22 pm

    I’d love to try the all purpose cleaner, I use a different brand but would love to try one from a online store with such a great offering of other products too!

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    Sarah
    January 28, 2020 at 5:46 pm

    The reusable bamboo towel is something I’ve wanted to try for sure. Also the oven cleaner, as I’ve yet to find a natural product that I like and is up for the job. @sarah.huddy

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    Mary-kate Mmekwa
    January 29, 2020 at 8:05 am

    I would love to try Dishwasher Tablets.

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    Dominique Schonken
    January 29, 2020 at 9:03 pm

    The natural orange all purpose spray because we have a hectic problem with mozzies and flies at the moment. Would love a natural alternative.

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    Melissa
    January 30, 2020 at 3:41 pm

    I love the look of the natural orange spray. My sister uses it and over Christmas I kept smelling the delightful orange aroma! Love that it’s natural!

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    Yvonne de Pao
    February 2, 2020 at 8:39 pm

    They all sound amazing! I’d love to try the Natural Orange all purpose spray!

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    Lara
    February 2, 2020 at 11:30 pm

    The reusable bamboo towels sounds perfect for replacing paper towels, I’m sold

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    Lindi Dewing
    February 3, 2020 at 7:07 am

    I think the Living Naturally dishwasher tablets

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    Christine
    February 3, 2020 at 7:17 am

    Totally inspired by the reusable paper towel vibe!

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