I'm being bombarded with people talking about decluttering LOL. Between a forum I visit off & on, where after so many people talked about needing to declutter someone posted step by step instructions LOL. To another (small-ish) group I'm on where I swear half the group has mentioned their desire/need to declutter & simplify, to this post on another blog I read. So . . . I thought I'd issue a challenge of my own. It's actually revisiting a challenge I started on another site a year or more ago, but then it kind of fizzled & I got side tracked and . . . now I'm decluttering again, but not doing anything "formal" at the moment.
So here's the challenge:
You're mission, should you choose to accept it, is to declutter at least 7 things a week (yes, that equals 1 thing a day similar to Fairy Mum's). And if anyone takes me up on this challenge, I will post each Sunday or Monday asking everyone to tell us how they did for the previous week. Decluttering = physically leaving the house, you can give it away, ebay it, or throw it in the trash (but please be kind to the earth, if it's something someone else could use, or recyclable, please do so). Freecycle is a wonderful thing, you just post what you have that you want to get rid of & people reply asking for it, and then come and take it away. I generally ask them to give me a time that they'll come pick it up & then, whether I'm home or not, I put it on the porch. That way it doesn't disrupt my day, they don't know if I'm home or not, etc. The downside, if you itemize on your taxes, is that you don't get donation credit for it, so from that standpoint you might prefer to give it to Goodwill or another recognized charity. Craigslist is another good option, it's kind of a localized online yardsale type thing, where you post stuff for sale and people buy it & come pick it up (or arrange to get it one way or another). You can decide how you want to count "things" I don't let it "limit" how much I go through, so in a week when I'm going through alot of stuff I might count a whole bag of clothes as 1 item, whereas if all I got rid of all week was the 1 bag of clothes, I might say, hey there were more than 7 pieces of clothes in the bag, so it counts. It's up to you.
So, if you'd like to join my challenge, leave a comment on this thread so I know y'all are out there.