So that whole Lent thing begins today. I have never done anything for Lent…and most of that is because I’m not at all religious.
This year, that is going to change. I found this super great declutter challenge on a fellow Canadian blogger, Liz at One Twenty Five. Her challenge is to throw away ten things every day in an effort to declutter her apartment.
Liz…I’m SO with ya. I need some massive decluttering to happen in the worst way. My only issue is that I’m heading on vacation during the challenge so I may have to double up on days I am home so that I can hit that big old challenge.
Oh and if getting rid of ten things a day sounds to intimidating, try only five a day or maybe one? Whatever feels best, just do it. 🙂 Give it to friends that are interested. Donate it. Sell it. Recycle it. Upcycle it. Trash it. Just. Get. Rid. Of It.
I am going to try for ten. Between all of the old Sephora samples and travel bottles of toiletries I stocked up during my old traveling road show job, I think I could just do that for the challenge…but I do plan on making my way out of the bathroom…other places that I think I could declutter include:
- under my bed (eek)
- PJs, socks and running top drawers
- cookbook collection
- old nail polishes
- these old scented oil burning things I was obsessed when I was in my early twenties..not so much now
- old jewelry I’m not sure what to do with
- all the random crap at the bottom of the closet
Seriously…this makes me want to be home so I can start! I hope that less clutter will mean that cleaning/tidying is that much easier as guru Marie Kondo suggests. Btw, here methods of folding t-shirts is the BEST. I use it for my running clothes and I always end up with exactly what I need/want.
Do you do anything to recognize Lent? What do you have planned? Let me know!