The De-Clutter Challenge

There are lots of challenges out there for 2012 – many, many reading challenges and lots more besides but I made the conscious decision not to take on more challenges that will consume too much of the little time I had.  I’ve taken on the Ultimate Blog Challenge and that it that.

Or so I thought.  But then I saw a challenge that I could not resist and which my mother would be proud of and I decided on the spot that I would take part: The Declutter Challenge.  The premise is simple – 366 days, 366 bits of clutter.  During 2012 I must get rid of (sell, donate, giveaway, throw out) a minimum of 366 pieces of clutter and blog about my progress.

I could de-clutter one piece a day, but a) time is limited as it is, and that’s not very time efficient and b) it would bore your socks off.  So, I will aim to have a decluttering session at least once a month, possibly once a week, and get rid of at least the number needed to keep up with that time period, and then blog about it.  I might even take photos of all the things I remove from my home, so you too can see just how much crap I’ve thrown out many treasures I have managed to rehome.

Feel free to join me. Or not.  If you’d like to join in the “fun”, then you can do so by heading over to The Single Saver who is hosting this genius challenge, grabbing the images you want and adding your name to the list.

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6 comments on “The De-Clutter Challenge

  1. Armi Niemi on said:

    Great post. I’ve been decluttering since last July when my daughter was away for 3 weeks and hubby and I focused on going through old stuff. It’s amazing how many things you safe just in case you might need them sometimes. – Now I declutter every time I bring something new into the house. Been enjoying a cleaner house and that I’m able to find things faster without looking for them for hours. Saves time and nerves also. Good stuff!! 🙂

  2. That’s a great challenge.. I too need to do a lot of de-cluttering at home..especially in the kids rooms.

  3. Love the challenge. Good Luck to you. Great post.

  4. This is a great idea. I think I will propose this to the family and see if we can’t do this x4 for the year. I think a weekly box should do. That way every Saturday AM, we can count to ensure everyone is on track. Thanks for the heads up on this challenge.

  5. Thanks for the awesome idea- I definitely could use this next year to de-clutter since I tend to keep everything!

  6. Hi Mahala, love the idea of 366 items, don’t think I need to do any more decluttering for another few months as went through the kids room yesterday!!
    Good luck for your Ultimate Blog Challenge, I am attempting to do that too 🙂
    Would be great to keep in touch,

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