Friday, February 8, 2008

The Challenge!

Inspired by several blog posts I've read concerning clutter lately, I'm hereby issuing a challenge to myself. This challenge is a weekend of decluttering in one room! I'm picking one room in particular to work on , Princess' room. Or what's supposed to be her room, as it's been a catchall for everything and she has had a bed in our room since we moved in.

Anyone who wants to take the challenge with me will be rewarded by less stuff, more space and more peace!

I have to go to the store first, but I don't need to get much. I'll rely on simple meals and the crockpot this weekend. James gets home about 3:00, so I'll have another pair of eyes to watch the kids. Tomorrow is the ward chili cookoff, so if I make a huge pot we'll have enough for a day, at least!

This means that I have tonight and all day tomorrow to go through stuff. Right now my whole house is a mess, so for the next two hours until James gets home I'll be folding laundry and cleaning off countertops. Tonight I'll go through a bunch of junk and load up the van in the morning so I can get stuff out of the house to give away. I want to take another trip to get rid of stuff tomorrow afternoon. I think if I post this for all the world to see, it'll help me reach my goal.

On Monday I'll post my results. Declutterers of the world, UNITE!!!!!

I'm turning on the dance music...ready...set...GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Kimberly said...

Yay! It is going to feel soooo good. So liberating, so empowering. Shakes of the winter blah's quite nicely, actually. Speaking of...I need to find another area to tackle! Be warned though, once you get into it, it can be addictive!

mindyluwho said...

I am dancing with you! Just as soon as I finish writing this comment I am going to put down my computer and start shaking my booty while I declutter. See you tomorrow!

mindyluwho said...

I got several kitchen cupboards and drawers cleaned out. Now I've just got to pack up the stuff I'm getting rid of before my husband comes home from his fishing trip and see's what's going(translated: see his hard earned money walk out the door...)

elasticwaistbandlady said...

I took a mini-blog break and focused on my sons' room. I filled two trash bags full of crap and two trash bags full of clothes that no longer fit to send to Goodwill.

I was high on the declutter adrenaline and was ready to take on the whole house but then as quickly as the clean machine feeling came to me, it passed.