Hey, how are you all doing with your 366 challenge?
More junk and unnecessary stuff is being cleaned out of my house today.
In my previous 366 Challenge post, I reached number 15. So I'll pick up where I left off counting.
16. Wall paper tray
17. 4 partial rolls of old wall paper
18-24. Lace doilies from the 80's (6)
25-26. Lace curtain panels (2)
27-33. Books (7)
34. Bag full of little kids party prizes
35. Bag full of drawer pulls
36. Picture frame
37. Chipped blue china saucer
38-40. Sachets (3)
41- 53. Christmas tree ornaments (13)
56. Dish towel
57. Candle light lid
58. Spare vinyl blind pieces
59. Gift bag
60. Flameless Candle scent refills
61. whole bag full of dried out tubes of spackle, silicone, grout and joint compound (not pictured)
62. two yard sprinkler spikes (not pictured)
Yes, that is 62 items going, going, gone! YAY! Only 304 more to go!
Here are some helpful hints as you go through your house.
ASK YOURSELF these questions to help yourself decide if you will keep or let go of something:
Do I love it?
Do I use it?
Do I have space for it in my house?
Does it fit me right now?
Have I worn it in the last 12 months?
Will I read it again? Or need to refer back to it?
Is it a duplicate?
Is it damaged or broken? Are all the pieces there?
Start a 6 MONTH BOX for things you are unsure about. I don't want anyone to have purgers regret. So if you are not sure, put it away in a box for 6 months... if you need to get it out to use, or miss it a lot, maybe now is not the right time to get rid of it. If, on the other hand, you never even think about it in those 6 months, it's probably OK to go bye bye.
Please don't think that I am saying you should get rid of Grandma's heirloom china. Quite the opposite. Get rid of the icky, junky stuff you have, so that you have room to display the china you love in a way that will honor your Grandma.
Have FUN with the process. Turn on the radio and for two songs, go through your room picking out all the things you don't want anymore.
And be sure to let me know how you're doing!
(Anyone else want to join me in clearing the junk and unwanted stuff from your homes? See this post or this page for more info on the 366 Challenge.)