The great part of having set up this site is some of the feedback I receive from friends, subscribers, and even occasional readers. The tips you keep sending are phenomenal and help make this endeavor worthwhile. So to get on to today’s idea here we go!
Today’s organizational/declutter your home tip came to me from a friend who was talking to me about the 31 Days to Declutter and how he has stared to use an event to help reduce his buildup of “collectible” items….. So here I am passing it on to you.
If you celebrate Lent, you are probably very aware it starts today. Now traditionally Lent is a Christian holiday, but it doesn’t matter what belief system you may have for you to follow this. If you’re curious about Lent, it is the time when Christians prepare for Easter and is a forty day period leading up to Easter itself. It is supposed to be a period of time where Christians reflect on what they have done wrong. Again though, you don’t have to be Christian to follow this tip, I’m just providing some background.
What my friend is doing is for every day of Lent is choosing five things to remove form of house. It could be clothing, or books, or anything that simply doesn’t belong or has surpassed it’s usefuleness. So if you are planning to start the 31 Days to Declutter, but want to have a head start, this could just be what you need.
It’s always fun to try different things to get yourself motivated. Let us know if you will participate in the Lent purge and if possible send us a picture of the first five things you are letting go of!
So for this first day of Lent I’m getting rid of the following…
- Body suit that doesn’t fit my daughter
- A schwhack of nasty ziplock containers (I think they multiply in the cupboard)
- A teddy-bear jar
- A Supertramp CD (ripped onto my computer)
- the socks I wore today with the big hole in the heel…(is that cheating?)