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June Challenge?

post #1 of 71
Thread Starter 
I started the year off with a de-cluttering bang, but have since fallen off the wagon. :

Who's up for a June de-cluttering challenge? I am leaning toward the "eliminate 500 things" or the "focus on 3 problem areas in your home" type of challenge, but I'm open to other possibilities.
post #2 of 71
I have a newborn so I'm not up for doing much, but we're also moving this month, so I will declutter some as we're packing
post #3 of 71
Whatever you want. I am up for the challenge.
post #4 of 71
I'm in, doesn't matter which challenge- we could use help in both! I did get a pretty good start going through a ton of my clothing I even ended up with a HUGE bag of clothing to donate!
post #5 of 71
I'm in! I have a SA pick-up on the 13th so I need to get everything together.
post #6 of 71
I'm in. I need some motivation in this area! Maybe this is what I need!
post #7 of 71

I'm in

Yard sale in 2 weeks!

I'm forcing DH to throw out some stuff too!

Even if I don't make 500, my basement will be better and the things that go are BIG (futon frame, lamps, tables)
post #8 of 71
Yard sale in a month! I want to shoot for 1000 items this month. I did 500 in less than two hours last month. (: )

Disgusting! :

But, aside from specific "numbers" of items, I want to just get the house started with a overview decluttering & get it all organized for the big yard sale.

post #9 of 71
I'm in. We're having a yard sale at the end of the summer so I'm going to count items going into the yard sale pile. I'm also gonna start small--200 items. That way I'll feel like I accomplished something.
Do we list everything we sell or how does the challenge work exactly? My first one...
post #10 of 71
Thread Starter 

Throwing down the gauntlet

Based on the replies thus far, I have decided to make the June challenge a "get rid of 500 things while focusing on three problem areas of your home" challenge.

In other words, choose three problem areas of your home, and declutter them with the goal of eliminating 500 total items from those areas. (If you declutter those areas and haven't reached the 500 item goal, feel free to declutter other areas, as well! )

How does that sound to everyone?
post #11 of 71
Ok I'm in. My 3 areas will be the "guest" room upstairs, which is really a catch-all crap room, the basemet and the bedroom/closet. Yay!
post #12 of 71
I'm in! I wish I could say that after several months of participating in challenges, I didn't have clutter, but that would just be a big lie

My areas:
1) "Spare" room -- now being used as storage, but DH and I were talking of TTC in a few months, so I would like to start clearing it out.
2) Guest room -- tends to gather stuff that I don't have time to put away but need to keep out of DD's reach.
3) Garage -- need to make space for DD's outdoor toys and still be able to park two cars.

Bring it on
post #13 of 71
I'm in!! Even though I have been decluttering, it looks like I didn't really do anything. MY goals this month are:

1. Office: dumping ground for everything I don't want to deal with. My number 1 area. I have no space to walk and everything is falling over. It looks like a tornado went through it.

2. Storage closet: went through last month..going to go through again. I am sure my Dh packed a whole bunch of things he "might need soemday" or "paid a lot of money for". Maybe I can convince him to finally get rid of the bowflex that has been unused for 5 years now.

3. A combination of areas. All the closet in our place (3) are in dire need of organization! My laundry area needs some work and the linen closet.

I think I can easily get 500 items out of the office alone. Wish me luck!!
post #14 of 71
My goals are the same as last time:

1. The garage. I made a miniscule amount of progress

2. Basement storage closet. Also a miniscule amount of progress.

3. My bedroom. It was decluttered but is quickly cluttering again thanks to lack of time and laziness.
post #15 of 71
Quote:
Originally Posted by kathirynne
choose three problem areas of your home, and declutter them with the goal of eliminating 500 total items from those areas. (If you declutter those areas and haven't reached the 500 item goal, feel free to declutter other areas, as well! )

How does that sound to everyone?
My office, game/homeschool room, dh office. Whew. 500 items? Okay. You are on.
post #16 of 71
Basement

Garage

Upstairs storage area (includes out of season clothes)
post #17 of 71
I'm a previous declutter challenge failure too. :

But, I'm going to try again. We'll see what happens.

My goals:
- The baby clothes. I want to keep some, in case we have another. But really, there is too much to store in our small house.
- The baby gear. Ditto.
- My closet. Not only are there too many clothes, but I've got a ton of junk.
post #18 of 71
Ok here are my 3 areas:

1. "Toy mountain" -in the family room- enough said

2. Entry way -drop off spot for all mail as well as anything else that can be dropped, kicked, or tossed into the area.

3. Desk -aka "paper mountain"


How do you count paperwork anyway? Somehow counting a piece of paper as 1 seems cheating.
post #19 of 71
I'm in! We just recently moved from a 2500 sq ft, 4 floors (including the basement) house to a 1600 sq ft, no basement house. So I have some major purging to do. A lot of our stuff is still at the other house, and we've been living without it for 5 weeks now, so I'm sure it's safe to say we can live without most of it.

Currently, my problem areas are:

1. The other house -- need to get that cleared out soon, sorted out and everything in it's place.

2. My current master bedroom. It's not horrible, but it's small so it gets cluttered really fast.

3. My office/scraproom. It's the catchall since we've lived here. If I cannot find a place for something to go, it ends up in the office/scraproom.

post #20 of 71
Okay, I have about 30 so far.
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