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Declutter Challenge: January | Frugal & Simple

Declutter Challenge: January

I’m joining in with Amy for her Declutter Challenge! Amy’s goal is to get rid of 730 items in 365 days (which is 2 items per day!)

I have set my personal goal to have 365 things gone in 365 days! I think this is still a lofty goal…an item a day! And once I reach this goal I’ll continue decluttering…hopefully more than 365 things will leave my home!

My one rule is that hand-me-downs from others don’t count! How is counting someone else’s cast offs helping me reduce clutter? So, if I receive items and decide to pass them on or donate to Goodwill, they will not be on this list!

So how did I do in January?

Clothing: 17

Books: 15

Crafts: 3

Decor: 6

Kitchen: 4

Other: 11

Total: 56 items

I decided to categorize to help me keep track of what is leaving!

Here is clarification on categories:

Crafts: Things like patterns, fabric, spools of ribbon, etc.

Decor: Any home decorations…in January most of the home decor that left was from Christmas decorations!

Kitchen: Dishes, utensils, etc. but no food!

Other: All that other random stuff that doesn’t fall into the above categories!

Here is my pile of stuff to bring to Goodwill! I also have 2 bags to bring to our Pregnancy Center!! I love that it’s leaving!

Now I have 309 items left to reach my goal!

Are you thinking about decluttering in 2010? Here is a video post about getting rid of 30 Things in 30 Days! It is amazing how much you can get rid of if you just get rid of 1 unwanted item a day…easy decluttering!

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