Nov 4, 2010

The Forgotten Project!

My friend Jill has inspired me to declutter - she posted a challenge last week to find 5 things to toss each day.  I forgot every single day and finally over the weekend, I did it.  There were 25 items - 5 for each day of the week (minus the weekend obviously).

It was a great exercise and I'm thinking this could be a monthly challenge - to either find 30 things/month or 7 over the course of each week.  There were TONS of things I found I was willing to part with and while I didn't really notice much of a difference from this small pile, I could see how slowly weeding through junk could be an excellent exercise... especially since our family is growing very soon!
If you counted this pile, you would find only 24 items, there was an old film camera behind the Humira bag.  Chandler decluttered his things as he unpacked and put things away... and I did too, I had TONS of things I tossed when I packed and unpacked, he just had less than I did period so it was way easier for him.  No excuse, I know - but I'm really excited about all of the things I was able to pass along.  I'm sure post-birth there will be another massive toss pile, until then, I'll work on these smaller ones. 

1 comment:

Jill Foley said...

Good job! Keep it up...I like your idea of having a monthly challenge.

"Sometimes I'd like to ask God why He allows poverty, famine, and injustice in the world when He could do something about it, but I'm afraid God would ask me the same question."
You don't change the world by trying to change the world; you change the world by changing yourself.
-Gerry Straub