The 100 Item De-Clutter Challenge
So I dove right in this week and chose three places to de-clutter first: the coat closet, the kitchen cabinets and my clothes closet.
The results were pretty amazing.
Having a goal like 100 items gives you a little more motivation than just saying you'll do your best to sort. I tried to be ruthless, especially with all of my bags (which I love), and be honest about which ones I use and don't use.
So in the first day I piled up 45 items in the spare bedroom. (No, the puppy isn't included. She's helping - can't you tell?) Seeing them all in one place felt great. I was able to sort out some books, a handful of purses, several articles of summer clothing that I didn't wear this year and some knick-knacks from the kitchen. It didn't seem like that much until I saw them all together.
If I include the papers and junk mail that I shredded and tossed out, I would probably have more than 100 items, but that's not as much fun. I think I'll keep going until I have 100 things piled up. Maybe that will be motivation to do another 100!
Are you ready to take the challenge?