Monday, March 30, 2009

Give Away Ten A Day - Day Eight

A week into this journey I'm finding that with just the eighty items gone already, I'm seeing some space start to appear. I'm also finding that it's okay to have and keep stuff as long as that stuff has a purpose and a place. A purpose and a place. That's big for me. I'm going to sit with that this week and see what more is in me on this point. Somethings brewing.

For those of you just joining me, here's what I'm doing and I'm inviting you to join me.

I'm committing to getting rid of 10 things a day. Yes, 10! Whether it's old pieces of Tupperware, toys that Mason doesn't play with, clothes, or just "junk-drawer" stuff, ten pieces a day will go to Goodwill, The Salvation Army, Mason's preschool, or to the consignment shop.

I will implement organization tools such as bins, shelves, and containers as needed.

If I have to bring something in, something in addition to the ten pieces will go out.

I will list the ten items in each days entry.

I will commit to 14 days, more if it feels good and I'm not done purging. At this point, it will be more, lots more! I have a L-O-N-G way to go.

The only space off limits will be Dave's loft. My plan is to declutter and hopefully start to feel less anxious and more calm. With that, I can concentrate on abundance without stuff!

Invite as many people as you can to follow and join me in this universal quest to downsize and declutter!

Sign on, follow my progress and join me in the journey to lighten the load of clutter and stuff that surrounds you!

  1. Mom's plan-it 2009 calendar
  2. Old fashioned bottle
  3. Old fashioned bottle
  4. Old fashioned bottle
  5. Votive candle
  6. Logo maker software
  7. Fairy dust perfume
  8. Fairy dust lotion
  9. Neat Donald Duck thing that broke
  10. Sample pack of photo paper


Lisa A. said...

Got my 10 for the day, but I'm behind: from my bathroom drawer I threw away a golf shoe cleaner, golf ball marker, curling iron battery thingie, old comb, old liquid bubble bath, stale perfume (it does go stale ladies), pens that didn't work, hair sqingies, rubber bands, bottles waiting to fill. These are small, but my drawer has more room now for guests.

Mark Reyland said...

Are you really throwing out the "Mom's Planner"?

How will you get anything done now?


Kathy said...

Yes, I have one. That one was suppose to be for by the phone but someone gave us another calendar that's already hanging up.