I have mad respect for the 2011 in 2011 people, but I don't think I'm quite up to that challenge yet! Instead, I'm challenging myself to declutter just one item a day. I'm going to keep 4 containers around: Donate, garage sale, recycle, and Limbo. Anything not in those categories gets put away (where it belongs!) or thrown out. The limbo box is where things will be kept temporarily, and by the end of a month if they haven't been used, (and I haven't thought of a darn good reason to keep them around!) they'll get moved into one of the other categories.
I'm doing this for us, and for our future children. DH and I both grew up in cluttered homes (as in "No-horizontal-surfaces-visible" cluttered), and we definitely don't want our kids to be 3rd (or in my case 5th) generation packrats!! I'm hoping to have a garage sale in June, and anything that doesn't sell will get donated.
I hope you'll join me in my slow-but-steady decluttering process!! (even if yours isn't quite as slow as mine is going to be ). Please introduce yourself, your methods for decluttering, and your reason for wanting to declutter.
I'll be posting here daily to keep myself accountable :)
Today I decluttered the empty cardboard boxes in my kitchen (recycled)