Friday, October 03, 2008

Friday Declutter Challenge - 3 Oct 2008

Please encourage all your blog friends to join us in decluttering by using the button on your sidebar. Christmas is just around the corner and you need to make space for all the stuff you'll inevitably get.

The Declutter Tip for the week ...

One in, one out

When you bring anything into your house, decide what's going.

  • If you buy 3 t-shirts, try and declutter 3 t-shirts. I "demote" my t-shirts to gym t-shirts and after that, they go for real!
  • If you buy some new mugs, declutter some old ones.
  • And if you downloaded 2 new files this week, delete 2 old ones.

See? It's easy once you get the hang of it.

What I decluttered this week ...

on the right, a pair of pajamas and a sleepshirt
and on the left, a purple suit I have not worn this entire winter and an unworn shirt

notice the tag on the shirt from 3 or 4 months ago - it's going back for a refund

What have you decluttered this week?


Lindsay Spencer said...

I decluttered my daughters clothes and her toys. It was more than I thought!! Feels great!

forgetfulone said...

That's basically what I told my husband last time he bought a shirt, that he'd have to get rid of one. He didn't have any more hangers, and he likes only a certain type, so he'd have to give an older shirt up.

julie_is_here_now said...

today i donated to the Salvation Army(in Australia)50kg(110lb) of brand new unused excess make up from when I sold mary kay & Avon. When was I ever going to use it myself?

Me said...

You are lucky that you can return clothing after such a long time. Here you can only return something if it is faulty (and not always then!).

Marcia said...

Well you know what? They actually told me the store's policy is 30 days, but they'd do it anyway.

That's fine with me....because it makes me think harder before I buy it!

HDMac said...

I don't want you to think I am backing out of this!!! I am not!!! This has been a very rough week... I have decluttered but no pics .... And today and tomorrow I am trying to get some more headbands made for birthday presents and work on some other gift projects. :) :) :) But I am still here and I am still decluttering... I am definitely a "lifer" here!!!! lol

Marcia said...

Welcome! That is great - I don't know if I've even seen 50 kg of make-up :)

I have seen 50kg of handbags - all mine though :)


Give yourself a break especially because you’ve had a rough week!

As long as you keep on decluttering and make it a lifestyle, it will “stick”

Enjoy your time making all the gifts!