A few weeks ago, on Facebook, I found out that some of you are interested in decluttering. How about you?
I know I am!
I’ve seen people doing a 500-thing challenge, or a X number of day challenge, or a number of other formats, but it seems like decluttering is something many of us are looking for. Especially given the time of year!
I’ve got a slightly different impetus, and so probably a slightly different goal than most of you: we’re moving this summer. And everything that we keep is something that needs to be packed and unpacked in the move – as well as the regular dusting-and-straightening-and-picking-up-off-the-floor that comes with things.
And so, here is my slightly startling goal: to touch everything in our house in the next 60 days. I’ll let you ponder that for a second. Yes, I do mean everything. It doesn’t sound like too much until you start thinking of drawers, cabinets, boxes, kids’ clothing, storage…I’ve already given away a bunch of things, but there always seems to be more, even as we work to minimize incoming items. But I’m going to do it to get our moving weight down – and some of the mental weight that comes with this.
I want to minimize, clean up, and make things easier. You know, after I’m done with this project. Certainly not easy for now. 😉
This “challenge” is up to you. What do you want to get out of it? Are you going to try and play along? Or pick some of the days? Or just cheer from the sidelines? I’d love to hear some of your decluttering stories.
I’m going to be (bli neder!) posting my progress. I may be using this blog to keep me on the straight and narrow, but that’s a perk of having a blog, right? I’m doing smaller bites – not whole rooms, but smaller pieces, like our board games area (next on my list) or tablecloths stash (coming up). I’ll try to get before and after pictures and give any thoughts on what I’m passing on as we go.
Any other takers?