Monday, March 21, 2011

20 Items a Day Keeps the Junk Away!

STUFF
We can't escape it.
It clutters up our spaces.
It can be conquered though!


Every once in a while I get the urge to purge :) Haha, that sounds funny, but I mean that I get the desire to simplify and clean out. Multiple moves and living in a smallish apartment has provided some great incentive in this area.

I have launched into a challenge for myself. The challenge is to get rid of 20 items everyday. I grabbed an extra laundry basket and this has become the spot for the "stuff." It then gets sorted into trash, donate, sell, return to owner, etc.

I can't take credit for this idea. I have been inspired by many in the blogosphere who are doing the same, taking various approaches. For some inspiration check out: Clover Lane and Spoonful.

How long will this challenge last? I am not sure but hopefully a while. I will check in and let you know periodically how it is going. I am three days in- that is 60 items gone!

Will you join me? Come on...you know you have stuff that needs to go!

5 comments:

Christian @ Modobject at Home said...

Wait... is there anything in that basket that I want?!

Good for you! Right now we're doing pretty well keeping our stuff cleaned out, but I may try this. I think the Fly Lady has some kind of similar daily challenge to find 10 things to throw away and 10 things to giveaway.

Gracie said...

No worries Christian, I will keep any good clothes or shoes out for you to peruse before passing them on :)

Jo-Jo said...

...But....how do you expect the future generations to love your vintage things if you get rid of them before they turn vintage? So if you decide to get rid of any dishes/cake stands/cute tea cups....you know I will want each and every one!!!! I am so not kidding!

Amanda said...

I have done this before, and it's funny to see all the things that are SO EASY to get rid of . . . which probably means I have to keep going!

BirminghamHotdogs said...

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