Declutter Challenge

I’ve been decluttering for a few weeks now preparing for our move and downsizing.

Our home is finally beginning to look and feel clutter free and has been much easier to maintain!

However, I was getting in a decluttering slump so I decided to challenge myself!

The challenge: Fill my laundry basket up with stuff that needs to go!

I worked off and on throughout the day. I took it one room at a time and just by glancing around I was finding stuff that wasn’t necessary!

After going through the nursery, kitchen, hall closet, guest bathroom, master bedroom and bathroom, I had filled up the laundry basket with our clutter. Everything from toys and baby clothes, my clothes and toiletries, kitchen gadgets and decor filled the basket.

This was such an easy way to declutter! Most importantly, now a laundry basket sized box worth of stuff will not be moving to our new home and taking up valuable space there!

I challenge you to take a day and fill up your laundry basket with stuff that needs to go!

10 Replies to “Declutter Challenge”

  1. This is a great idea Rachel. Not overwhelming at all. Now I just have to empty the laundry basket first :~). Have a blessed day!

  2. Great job, Rachel! I see two things that I would have a hard time getting rid of in the laundry basket: the basket & sunscreen! I dont know why, but I have a hard time getting rid of anything that I think has value to it. I have no problem selling items, but cant just throw it away (freecycle, yes.) Any suggestions for a natural pack-rat?

    1. Well, the basket I've decided to repurpose and use as a gift basket (I'm making up the basket for a gift in less than a month!) and the sunscreen was out of date plus has parabens so it needed to go! The other cosemetics/toiletries that I'm getting rid of, I'll put a "FREE" sign on them during my next yard sale!

      I also have a hard time getting rid of things that I paid good money for or that are "valuable" however, I'm trying to only surround myself with things I love! If I don't love it or use it, it should go!! And as far as suggestions for a pack rat, don't feel like you have to simplify just because! I personally am much happier owning less stuff and having no clutter. Other people like their stuff and can tolerate much more clutter, neither of these are right or wrong! Just do what makes you happy! If you can't let something go during this round of decluttering, maybe the next time through you'll realize that you don't love it and don't need it!

  3. I cleaned out my workroom/laundry room/pantry yesterday…all day job. Whew! I filled our two trashcans outside. I feel like a superstar! I'm so excited …I'm going to buy a new area rug for the area.

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