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!
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.
You get the general idea.
Ok, I'll start...
Declutter 2 magazines or 2 items from your desk.
I threw away 2 items from my desk
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!
This was very timely, I hadn't noticed just how full the trashcans were!
Declutter 2 toys OR 2 items out of your bedroom.
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 ~
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.~
I'm in and 2 items of clothing are o.u.t.
Next person -
Balance checkbook, or clear the trash from the car.
I'll play :)
Checkbook balanced, woo hoo!
Declutter 2 unused kitchen "things" (utensils, appliances, etc.) OR declutter 2 DVDs/VCR tapes...
2 CD's (hope that counts)
Either water and trim the indoor plants or match all the mis-matched socks (and toss the orpahs)
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.~
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.
2 Catalogs gone!
Declutter 2 things from the garage or storage room.
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
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.
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
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.
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)
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
I cleaned the soap thing!
Toss all the nearly-empty/unused lotions & potions in your bathroom OR put 2 toys in a 'donate' pile.
Two beanie babies are now in my donate pile!
Declutter two items from your entry/ foyer/ mudroom, or clean a hair brush.
Half a halloween costume, bag of rock climbing gear, and the old ergo are out of the front hall~
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.
My bucket of pens was long overdue for sorting through, I am always sifting through for a good one, so this was the kick I needed to get that job done!
Next: Get rid of two bathroom products that you really don't like/use OR find a home for all shoes scattered round the house.
All of the shoes are now in the front closet (where they, uh, are supposed to go...)
Declutter 3 drawers OR one unpleasant sorting task (like that stack of papers on the desk!)
3 drawers of mittens and socks decluttered!
declutter dry goods (beans, mixes, etc) from the kitchen cupboard or sort cleaning supplies!
cleaning supplies are sorted!
pack away all summer gear OR file away a pile of paper needing a home
heading over to my pens ( really right now : ) )
donate bin 3 things you or family member doesnt fit or vacume liveing area
Ill play! I decluttered my girls dresses earlier this afternoon and put three dresses in a bag to give to my friends..
Clean a pet cage/tank/litter box OR clean out the pantry and toss the stuff that you won't use/is expired.
resurrecting an old but good thread
I cleaned the hamster cage last night, woot!
Lets see...clean underneath your couch cushions OR pick up all the toys in your living room floor
I'm so unfocused right now this is great OK living room picked up
now wash the dishes or declutter the fridge
DH did both for me... I can still count it, right? (the fridge was mostly full of his pickle jars anyways...)
Get rid of 5 beauty items you don't use anymore or shake out/vacuum all your little area rugs
Thanks..you got me to chuck out 5 things I had been procrastinating about!
Next person....get rid of an unused kitchen utensil...at least one! (But two is better...)