In an effort to simplify my life and reduce the amount of dusting required in my home, I have decided to challenge myself to throw away or give away at least 3 items a day. With a number as small as 3, I should be able to do this, each and every day. It won't take much time or lots of thought and at the end of a year - I will have gotten rid of over 900 items!
I have been unofficially doing the challenge for a week now and it's been so cathartic that I don't want it to end, so here I am blogging about it as a way to keep myself accountable and enthusiastic about my progress.
Yesterday I sent old phonebooks and magazines to the recycling bin. The day before I collected some fabric scraps and fat quarters for my quilt guild. I cleaned out my pantry and threw out all the "out-of-date" items. I cleaned out my laundry room cabinet and within the last few days have thrown out or gotten rid of way more than just 3 items. This is very happy!
Now if you happen to follow along or take the challenge too, I am only asking that you not criticize me for the embarrassing amount of stuff I have accumulated. Some of the items will go to charities, but some things will be headed to the trash. I will make every effort to repurpose items that are useable to others.
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