Thursday, April 29, 2010

Declutter Challenge: This Week's Clutter

I have a wicker laundry basket and my goal from now on is to fill it weekly with items that I want to get rid of.  Last week that was no problem with all of the baby items.  This week began slowly, but today, I was able to top off the basket.  It is amazing how much stuff can be packed away in a closet or a drawer and then just forgotten about.  I have decided that if I don't currently use it and I have no certain plans of using it in the next six months, then it must leave!  That's a big thing because remember, I used to hold on to stuff for years for that "just in case" moment to arrive.  I have found that the more stuff I get rid of, the less attachment I have to things and it is a huge weight being lifted, but I still have a ways to go!
Things decluttered this week: 39
Total things decluttered: 570


MommyWise said...

Oh how I wish I could follow your lead... unfortunately I live with my Mother and husband... both who will hold onto a scrap of paper for years. When I do throw something out... it's in secret and I get a thrill from it.

Melissa said...

Wow! YOu are truly inspirational. I need you to come to my house! I donated 3 bags of clothes a few days ago, but it was only about 15 items. I have a real problem with holding onto things because I may need them someday...