Happy 2019! So, I’ve been a little absent from the monthly challenges since – SEPTEMBER! That’s not to say that I haven’t been keeping busy trying to improve myself in some way or another – but I just haven’t had a focus for the month in a while. I’d like to blame the holidays and school year, but when it comes down to it, I just didn’t do it. Did I?
Let’s start this year off with one of my favorite and much-needed challenges. The dreaded declutter! I like to accomplish a deep-clean on my house during our Christmas vacation and that is a great time to declutter. However, I found that when I went to clean this time – things were out of hand.
My kids did a lot of growing, and I didn’t do enough decluttering of clothes. Well, my daughter did well on cleaning out her closet.
But my son’s closet was long overdue for a good sorting and tossing. However, I still have much to do throughout the whole house.
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January 2019 Monthly Challenge
This month, we’re going to hop back to the declutter challenge – but switch it up a bit. Instead of find one additional items to toss/donate each day this month – we are going to find five items per day to get out of this house. (And yours!)
Each day in January, choose 5 items that you can: throw away, donate, give away, sell, or repurpose. Repurposing is good! A lot of times, this allows you to get rid of another item (or few).
January 1st: 5 items
January 2nd: 5 items
January 3rd: 5 items
And so on…
By the end of January, you should have lightened your load and stress of 155 items! And possibly add a few dollars to your account.
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Don’t forget to check back in February for a new challenge!
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