I cannot begin to describe the past month and amazing amount of decluttering that has taken place in my home (over 500 items)! We have a very small house and I always say “We need a bigger house!” Well, not any more! Since I started the challenge, I’ve decluttered so much that now we have room to move around and love the space we are in! The closets that were once brimming with stuff have been decluttered so I can move the stuff we actually use into them (instead of piling the sheets in our bedroom, they now have room in the linen closet because I tossed the old sheets). I had to make a lot of hard decisions – I hoarded purses – but now I only have two and re-gifted most of my favorites! I tossed a pile of VHS tapes that were once in heavy rotation years ago…and didn’t replace them with a DVD version.
I had convinced myself that I needed an additional piece of furniture for my bedroom – but since joining the challenge, I realized that I don’t wear half of the clothes…so I just bagged them up for donation. I set a rule for myself that I could only keep what actually fits in my dresser (I had clothes spread between my dresser and my son’s closet). So, now I can actually use my son’s closet for his stuff…not mine!
I have so much left do to, but the past 30 days have been a real eye opener – I’ve held on to too much!
It’s such a great feeling…so thank you for kick-starting this adventure! I’m going to reprint the check off page and start all over again next month (this time, I tackle the basement!)