This has been such a good challenge already-I will feel much better when the movers come and everything is decluttered and organized! While I'm not sure if I have 500 items, I'll be happy to get half of that!
So far, we've decluttered 66 items. This included: old desk chair (I'm using a folding chair instead until we find a new one), books, magazines, clothes, wine glasses, picture frames, figurines, etc.
All of these items will go to charity. (I am not a garage sale person-I'd rather just get it out!) I'm not including all the TRASH we threw out-our very large trash can is FULL for pick up tomorrow. I went through the refrigerator and threw out expired stuff or stuff we bought to try and hate. I felt wasteful, but it's a good reminder to be diligent about using what we have.
My husband-who hates decluttering-even joined in. His closet REALLY needed decluttering, so I took everything out of it and threw it on the bed. I left all the hanging clothes in the closet and organized them in two sections: uniforms (he's military) and civilian clothes. It took him only a minute to sort the hanging stuff-it was pretty much decluttered anyways. The stuff on the bed he did in about ten minutes. Everything that was charity went on the floor, everything that he didn't use but will someday (certain uniforms mostly) got put in a Rubbermaid, everything to keep stayed on the bed. He left and I finished folding and putting things away. It worked GREAT!
This week, I'd like to work on the bathrooms, my clothes, and the kitchen. We'll see what I can come up with! Keep the threads coming-it's great inspiration!
A supportive military wife and mama to my busy boy and sweet girl.