The 100 Item De-Clutter Challenge

There's a really neat challenge going around social media right now called the 100 Item Challenge. The idea is to "simply" find 100 items in your home that you don't need anymore and throw them away, recycle them, sell them or donate them. This frees up room in your house, helping you de-clutter and be a blessing to others.

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?


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