I like the idea of calling this a game rather than a challenge. Each day we’re going to give, sell, or throw away an increasing number of THINGS. After all the gifts from well-meaning relatives, our home is once-again run over with toys, mementos, and just junk.The game is this: On the first: I’ll post on Facebook 1 thing I’m going to get rid of. On the second, 2, on the third, 3 things, etc. Some things I may post for sale on the local boards, but either way it has to be OUT OF THE HOUSE by midnight. No exceptions.
I enjoyed The Life Changing Magic of Tidying up, and it helped me get my wardrobe under control. But I ran into problems with all the potentially useful things, being raised with the motto “Waste not, want not.” But our home is not the sanctuary of serenity I’d like it to be. And now that I’m working from home, all the clutter is driving me slightly insane.
So please join me, challenge your family, spouse, or friend likewise to declutter their lives. I don’t know anyone here in the US who doesn’t have 500 items the can be rid of, and maybe find a little everyday zen.