So here I am on Day 2 of Ruth Soukup’s Unstuffed 10-Day Challenge.
And I’m keeping the journal that she has available for download.
The first day I was supposed to create a “Vision” for my home. I want my home, The Glade, to be welcoming and ready for anything. That implies that it is uncluttered and clean. I’ll be able to find things easily because they will be in their place.
I was also asked to consider with whom I share my home. At this point in time only Charlie and I live in our home. He is a self-professed clutter-hound. He just mentioned something like that to me yesterday morning. I think he would like everything to be calm and organized so I’ll need to be helpful to him in that area.
The one thing I thing I took away from Session 1 is that my reality should match my vision. Which led right into Session 2: Get rid of 10 things.
Take away #2: Our clutter problem is not an organization problem it’s a we-have-too-much-stuff realization.
So here’s what I’m getting rid of:
- Journal — I dropped it off to new owner on Tuesday night.
- Books — Planning a book swap.
- Kitchen utensils — Offering all duplicates to family and friends.
- Sheets — Giving to son for his home.
- China — Giving full sets to the next generation.
- Furniture — 3 pieces, at least destined for new owners.
- Clothing — I could pick 10 items just from my clothing.
- Pens and Markers — If they don’t work they’re gone.
- Old Papers — Anything more than 10 years old (except income tax returns and house information) is history.
- Ironing Board — I have 2 ironing boards in the house so taking this heavy, awkward third one to church for the giveaway table.
I feel lighter already.
What are you getting rid of?