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A decluttering game..

post #1 of 50
Thread Starter 

 I came across a game in an old thread on this forum and thought I would revive it to make decluttering a bit more fun!

 

What you do is pick a type of item or area of the house, post how many to declutter and you and the next person declutters that item or that room. Then they list a type of item and how many to declutter, etc.

And if your feeling really motivates, go ahead and do both!

 

 

Example:


2 pairs of shoes OR 2 items out of your bathroom



Ok..so if I decluttered 2 pairs of shoes

Now declutter 3 toys OR 3 items out of your bedroom.

Etc....

You get the general idea.

 

 


Ok, I'll start...

 

 

 

Declutter 2 magazines or 2 items from your desk.



 

 

 

 

post #2 of 50

I'm game...

I threw away 2 items from my desk

 

Next:

 

Empty 3 household trashcans or toss 3 plastic bags (of some sort)

 

 

Hey clutterwarrior does the # to toss increase with each person so would the next be "4" or are we just picking random numbers??

post #3 of 50
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by zebra15 View Post

I'm game...

I threw away 2 items from my desk

 

Next:

 

Empty 3 household trashcans or toss 3 plastic bags (of some sort)

 

 

Hey clutterwarrior does the # to toss increase with each person so would the next be "4" or are we just picking random numbers??



Just random numbers, whatever you want to choose!

 

OK I'm off to empty the trashcans!

post #4 of 50
Thread Starter 

This was very timely, I hadn't noticed just how full the trashcans were!

 

Next person:

 

Declutter 2 toys OR 2 items out of your bedroom .

post #5 of 50

I did toys recently so to keep the game going I'm counting that...

 

 

~ Declutter 3 items from one room or 1 item from 3 rooms ~

post #6 of 50
Thread Starter 

Looks like not many want to join in.... :(

 

I decluttered 3 pairs of chopsticks from the utensil drawer.

 

 

~ Declutter 2 bathroom items, or 2 items of clothing.~

 

post #7 of 50

I'm in and 2 items of clothing are o.u.t.

 

Next person - 

 

Balance checkbook, or clear the trash from the car.

post #8 of 50

I'll play  :)

 

Checkbook balanced, woo hoo!

 

 

 

Next person...

 

Declutter 2 unused kitchen "things" (utensils, appliances, etc.) OR declutter 2 DVDs/VCR tapes...

post #9 of 50

2 CD's   (hope that counts)

 

Either water and trim the indoor plants or match all the mis-matched socks (and toss the orpahs)

post #10 of 50
Thread Starter 

Just what I needed to do with DS's socks....socks all done, yay!

 

 

~find all the scissors and put them in one place, or declutter 3 things from your kitchen.~

 

post #11 of 50

Decluttered some old produce and leftovers in the fridge - hope that counts  :)

 

Next person...file papers where they belong OR toss/donate 2 books/magazines/catalogs.

post #12 of 50

2 Catalogs gone!

 

Declutter 2 things from the garage or storage room.

post #13 of 50

Out: an old bag of christmas themed dog treats that I would never feed my dogs, and the non-absorbant rags from the rag bag

 

Next:

 

prep for dinner or tomorrow's packed lunch, or menu plan for the coming week, OR use or give away something from an overfull freezer.

post #14 of 50
Thread Starter 

I menu planned for the week...I  never used to do this till recently, and it sure makes me feel more in control!  Will try to use something from the freezer later also.

 

~ Check medications/vitamins for anything expired OR declutter 2 magazines or newspapers

post #15 of 50

Can I play too? I found four expired meds to toss, and I put them in a bag to take to the expired meds bin when I go out in a couple of hours...

 

Now declutter 2 items from your home office or put away clean laundry.

post #16 of 50

I put away clean and FOLDED laundry this morning! Awesome feeling.

 

 

Find 3 lost items a new home OR declutter 3 unused closet items (like jackets you never wear)

post #17 of 50
Thread Starter 

Went through a pile of jumpers sitting in the hallway and found them a new home!

 

 

~ Toss out (recycle) any flyers and junk mail OR clean the soap dish in your bathroom

post #18 of 50

I cleaned the soap thing!

 

Toss all the nearly-empty/unused lotions & potions in your bathroom OR put 2 toys in a 'donate' pile.

post #19 of 50

Two beanie babies are now in my donate pile!

 

Declutter two items from your entry/ foyer/ mudroom, or clean a hair brush.

post #20 of 50

Half a halloween costume, bag of rock climbing gear, and the old ergo are out of the front hall~

 

Next:

Collect some art supplies for a project already underway to promote completion, or discard the pens that don't work or that you just don't like in main living area/ bill paying area.

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