Happy May! I have a feeling May is going to be a good month. Power of positive thinking, right?
To get me going on the right track, I’m joining Crystal of Money Saving Mom in her May challenge: Clutter-Busting Challenge: Get Rid of Seven Things Every Single Day in May!
*Note: I am a big fan of Crystal, her plan and goals for debt-free living, helpful tools, and her nonjudgmental, encouraging personality. She shares her experiences & advice with such grace and understanding. In addition, her challenges are simple yet beneficial to myself, my family, and my home.
Wanna join me? Here’s what you do…
Each day in May you go through your house and find 7 things you can toss, donate, recycle, sell, or find someone else who can use them. That’s it. But such a simple challenge can reap huge rewards. I bet many of us will find more than 7 items some days.
I’m having my husband and little girl join me in the challenge. They may not take part each day, but they can certainly help many days of the month. Among other things, it’s a great way to spark continual conversation with my 4-year old about helping those less fortunate than us, recycling, cutting back on waste, being grateful for our many blessings, and keeping our home clutter-free and peaceful.
Each day I’ll share a picture of the 7 items we are booting out of our home. If you have a blog and would like to share a link to your 7+ items as well, please feel free to do so in the comments. If you don’t have a blog, please still share in the comments about your progress! Encouraging one another is a big aspect of this challenge!
I was eager to begin–I ♥ decluttering! Here are the things I’m purging today:
We didn’t spend more than a few minutes on collecting items today because we were pushing dinner hour. So Munchie and I each claimed a spot (I took the kitchen and she took a toy basket) and we took less than five minutes to find our items. We trashed a few items before I took this picture so our item total was 16 or 17. Woohoo! Imagine what we could do in 15 minutes? Or 30?
Alrighty…your turn! Do come back and let me know if you find any items to get rid of today. 🙂