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Join me: One shelf or drawer per day

post #1 of 67
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ne per day for the month of January.

Spend no more than 15 minutes . At the end of the month you have tidied 30 shelves/drawers :



Pull everything out of a drawer (or shelf) anywhere in your house. Just take the drawer out and empty it on a table. Then sort the drawer into three piles: 1) stuff that really should go in the drawer; 2) stuff that belongs elsewhere; 3) stuff to get rid of. Clean the drawer out nice, then put the stuff in the first pile back neatly and orderly. Deal with the other piles immediately!
post #2 of 67
I'm in!
post #3 of 67
I'm in too!
post #4 of 67
Very cool, IN!
post #5 of 67
I am in!! I need to do my dresser and all the kitchen drawers and......

Besides, I just did the closets so why not keep it up!
post #6 of 67
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I am working on my spice drawer today ..... I am going to take everything out .. wipe it down.. .. and purge some old spices and make a quick post it note of what I need to restock on next shopping trip.
post #7 of 67
Great idea, I'm in!
post #8 of 67
excellent idea! i'm sitting next to the drawer that needs the most decluttering. i'm skerred. LOL
post #9 of 67
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Originally Posted by IncaMama View Post
excellent idea! i'm sitting next to the drawer that needs the most decluttering. i'm skerred. LOL

LOL -- Don't be skeered ..... LOL

I will hold your hand while you do it:

post back when you are done and I will celebrate with you
post #10 of 67
This is a great idea! Something manageable and not overwhelming. I get paralyzed by the myriad of things I "need" to do! This will focus my "nesting" in my last month of pregnancy.
post #11 of 67
I'm in too. I'll catch up and do two today. This should go great with the decluttering one item/day!!
post #12 of 67
Count me in!
post #13 of 67
I did my spice cabinet today too! It turned into doing four cabinets, as they all interconnect, but it was awesome! Forgot the before and after pics though...oops!

Y'all are so inspiring...THANK YOU!!

Bellevuemama
post #14 of 67
Oh cool! I'm in too
post #15 of 67
This sounds great!

I am just seeing this tonight and we weren't home today, so nothing got done today. However, I did this with an entire office cabinet yesterday, which took me a few HOURS. I took pictures that I will post later. I also emptied my desk drawer yesterday. I sorted, too, and put some of the stuff away. There is more to do with that drawer, so that'd be a good place to start tomorrow.
post #16 of 67
I cleaned out and organized my DD's 9 cube bookshelfy thing today, all nine fabric drawers. Go me. :
post #17 of 67
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Originally Posted by sunnysandiegan View Post
This sounds great!

I am just seeing this tonight and we weren't home today, so nothing got done today. However, I did this with an entire office cabinet yesterday, which took me a few HOURS. I took pictures that I will post later. I also emptied my desk drawer yesterday. I sorted, too, and put some of the stuff away. There is more to do with that drawer, so that'd be a good place to start tomorrow.
Here is a link to pictures of the closet challenge and purge challenge results:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/33329635@N07/sets/

I forgot to take pictures, but we also did the games & puzzles cabinets in the entertainment center yesterday. That is 4 more shelves.

I kinda doubt I will just do "ONE" shelf or drawer or small space each day, but I will attempt to average it out to be at least one a day. Certain areas lend themselves to being done in groups, ya know. I wouldn't have been very effective at doing the games & puzzles area (4 shelves) if I had done only one start to finish each day for four days. The overall point of keeping it manageable and doable in 15 or so minutes is a good reminder message. Thanks!
post #18 of 67
I forgot to post that I also organized my photos on the laptop. I HATE decluttering/organizing files on the computer, so this was a big one for me.
post #19 of 67
count me in too! I like this idea b/c it's not overwhelming or time consuming!
post #20 of 67
I'm definitely in! I may run out of drawers and shelves in need of decluttering, but there are always little areas that need to be cleaned out. Sounds fun! Off to find once-wonderments to purge!
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