1000 things. I wonder if that’s something I can do? Is it even possible?
One of my fellow bloggers came up with the idea after she heard about the challenge to KEEP only 100 things, and realized there was NO WAY she could ever do that. But she was interested in reducing her clutter to jump start her creativity, and the Get Rid of 1000 Things Challenge was born.
I love my stuff. But I have lots of it, especially if you count the vacation house. We’ve been threatening to do some serious “stuff” reduction up there. This might be just the incentive I need.
Fast forward a few days… I started with some of the stuff in the garage that we brought down from the vacation house. Between giving stuff away and tossing a few, I got rid of 45 things. Hmmm. Not as much as I thought.
Then, the master bedroom closet. Too many old t-shirts…how many back up gardening shirts does a person need? And old shoes…surely there are some that can go. 15 things gone. We’re only up to 60. This is hard!
The book shelves should be a treasure trove. I have way too many books, and the vast majority will never be read again. If I REALLY want to, I can always order them from the library. Woohoo, another 50. 50! Jeez. Okay 110.
Kids toy closet. Oooh. Haven’t cleaned it out in awhile. There’s bound to be some things they’ve out-grown! Bummer. Not as much as I thought…only 10. 120.
The idea is to give yourself a time limit to encourage making this a speedy process. Makes sense, but I don’t know… If I give myself a deadline, I’ll wait until the last possible moment. If I leave it open ended, maybe I’ll actually do it sooner.
So, after one day, 120 things. More that 10% of the way there. I’ll keep you posted.