January purge checklist

Ok, so the new year means a new start. I usually set goals as far as my business, health, and parenting are concerned….but the start of a new year also means major purging for me!! If you’re like me here’s a January purge checklist you can print out to be out with the old and leave room for the new this year too. It’s a perfect time to do this since the holidays are over and it’s really nice to start the new year fresh and clutter free! Make sure you sign up for my newsletter below so you receive cleaning checklists and organization printables for each month thereafter too. 😉

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january purge checklist

January purge checklist

I went room to room and listed major things to focus on and get rid of and simplify as well. To remind you of things like this that can be forgotten and need attention at least once a year you can print this free January purge checklist, (I also have a black and white January purge list you can print here if you need a printer friendly version. 😉 Here are a few things I will elaborate on that are on this list. (affiliate links present)

  • Combine cleaning liquids – Of course only combine bottles with the SAME liquid. Mixing chemicals isn’t safe, but 2 half bottles of window cleaner or liquid hand soap can be combined into 1 container and save you quite a bit of space.
  • Shredding documents AND credit cards – Make sure when you are getting rid of important papers that you use a good paper shredder like this one that will also shred old credit cards so that information doesn’t get out either.
  • Tupperware / Storage containers – If you have genuine Tupperware you can buy replacement lids and it does come with a guarantee but most of us have no name plastic storage containers and many don’t have lids. Treat yourself and just buy a new storage container set for yourself!!

With kids there’s always a constant rotation of outgrown clothing, toys, electronics and more around the house. Throughout the year I’m always pushing aside the things I really need to purge like clothing I haven’t worn in at least 6 months, Tupperware that has NO lid anywhere in the house, and stacks of paperwork that really need to be shredded instead of thrown away.

When you’re in the playroom, and once you’ve purged what the kids have outgrown and won’t play with anymore I suggest starting a toy rotation schedule too…it’s a great way to make toys “new” again and keep clutter down to a minimum (last item on the cleaning checklist under playroom).

** Here is the next cleaning checklist to add to your organization binder **

February cleaning checklist

After you go through the January purge checklist, take a look at this twice yearly cleaning schedule. It’s another free printable you can use to clean things you normally wouldn’t think about but really help keep allergies at bay and need attention a few times a year. I feel SO much better after a good purge and cleaning of the house every year, let me know how yours goes!

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12 Responses to January purge checklist

  1. all they remember other than me that had entered was this Doctor from the hospital but neither of them knew his name. I told them that the items were put there recently because they were the only things not covered with snow. I did tell then that I took them because they were in good condition and thought they would be handy if I was to get stuck in the snow and if he inquired, tell him I have them. I can’t imagine anyone, including the rich Doctor doing this knowing. That was 4 days ago and no one has inquired. SO?????

    • I am Bakmie, author of the comment above. Sorry, but I had started the comment and it disappeared therefore I assumed it was post. So, what I said before was that I took some garbage (Empty boxes that I had bought new articles in for Christmas) to the dump and while there I saw some used car mats some one had thrown away. I thought they would be great to put under my tires for traction if I was stuck in the snow. I threw them in the back of my van and one flipped over and I got the surprise of my life. Stuck to the underside was a new crisp $100 bill. I flipped each over and each had a new crisp $100 bill, a total of $700. So, being the honest person I stopped at the shack on my way out and asked if they knew of anyone that may have thrown away some used auto floor mats. (Continued on above comment)

  2. Excellent list, but please fix: “cords”, not “chords”, unless you are a very picky musician!😉

    • Well, actually. I am dumb, the date threw me for a loop. I for some reason thought this was published last year.
      So I *LOOK FORWARD TO* this series, haha.

  3. This is a great list. Going to try to go through it. Is this something you are posting monthly? We are getting ready to down size and this seems to make the a monumental task manageable.

    • Yes! I usually post daily. Please sign up for my newsletter so you will get all my posts. There is a sign up form on my sidebar on desktop and a link at the bottom of this post.

  4. Do not throw away real Tupperware! Replacement lids can be purchased for minimal cost & has a lifetime warranty!!

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