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Decluttering efforts

April 5th, 2016 at 05:33 am

I'm woefully behind on decluttering, going by the "2016 in 2016" challenge, where you're supposed to find 2,016 things to declutter this year.

That's 168 items decluttered in a month, and given that I started this challenge about 2 months into the year, I haven't really caught up yet.

I downloaded a simple grid from nourishingminimalism.com; each time you declutter something, either by selling it, donating it or (least desirable) trashing it, you put an "X" through one of the boxes in the grid. It's extremely simple.

The only danger with using the "X's" is that you may accidentally mark a box for the same item more than once, or forget to do so entirely, and without labels/notes, you have no way of knowing, for instance, if you gave yourself credit for bringing that old winter coat to GoodWill.

2 Responses to “Decluttering efforts”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    In the end the chart and numbers don't exactly matter. It's the actually letting of the items you know you don't need and use that count. The more you declutter, the more space you will find. That space is what really shows you are making progress. Good luck moving forward!

  2. househopeful Says:

    I agree with CCF. I do something similar with my 'overtime' goals. Just check off boxes. I think doing that for decluttering is a great step - especially since we are hoping to move this year. Thanks for the tip & great job with the decluttering!

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