Friday, March 11, 2011

Declutter Challenge #11

By now you hopefully have a pretty good pace of getting rid of things you no longer need, use or want. At least I really hope you have a rhythm going because this weekend I'm going to challenge you a bit more.  It's three days of "Pick Your Poison." 

Right now, picture the most disheveled, messy, unorganized, afraid-to-open-the-door-for-fear-you-might-be-crushed room/cabinet/closet.  Got it?  Don't go there.  Think about the place in your home that is one level less fear inducing.  Still insane but doesn't send you into a full-blown panic thinking of your mother-in-law opening the door.  That's the place we're going to tackle. 

The 2nd Scariest Room/Closet/Cabinet In Your Home
In case your wondering... for me it's the closet in our office/guest room.

This is a 3 Day Challenge.  Unless you are just entirely bored for this upcoming weekend with no commitments (and probably no kids!) this is not a pull-everything-out-and-put-it-on-the-lawn exercise. This is a 15-60 minute per day challenge.  If you've got 15 minutes to spare, spend that amount of time each day.  You can probably achieve a ton in just a quarter of an hour.  If you have a little more time, spend an hour.  Do not freak your spouse out by making your whole house an "under construction" zone for this.  Do what you can in the area in the amount of time you have allotted.  Include a few minutes for cleanup in the allotment.  Set a timer if you need to or do it during nap time so you have a built-in kid timer. And if you don't get to everything today, no worries, we're going to come back on Saturday & Sunday!

Trash/Recycle anything that's:
*broken beyond repair
*broken and you don't have the skills to to fix it

Donate anything that's:
*still in good condition but no longer of use to you
*things you can't remember using in the last decade
*things that don't represent who you are as a person/family

Keep anything you:
*have a place for

No get hoppin'... there's stuff to be vanquished!

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