This blog, much like me some days, it doesn’t know which direction to go. I’ve been accused, more than once, of not knowing what I want to be when I grow up. Of course, that would imply I intend to “grow up” at some point.
Never mind that. We’re talking about the blog here.
The blog also tends to go off in different directions, or I stop posting all together.
For July I thought I’d combine a couple of ideas and see how that works out.
First, I will be posting every day (or at least make the attempt) and joining the Ultimate Blog Challenge. It’s always more fun when others are joining in. Don’t you agree?
The Ultimate Blog Challenge (UBC) comes four times a year. The idea is that if bloggers blog every day for a month we will build up momentum and continue blogging on a regular basis. Somehow that hasn’t worked out well for me, but I’m always willing to try again.
Second, I will be posting about decluttering. Depending on who you ask, I may or may not qualify as a hoarder. I, of course, do not consider myself a hoarder. There is however, way too much “stuff” at my house. “Stuff” in the house, in the barn, in the garage, in the sheds. “Stuff” everywhere, and much of it items I don’t need, or ever plan on using. Some of it belonged to my husband, some to the kids, some of it has is mine. While a few things have sentimental value to me there is far too much that I have hung on to out of habit.
Items that have overstayed their welcome are taking up valuable space in my home and mind. Removing them will improve both. At least, it can’t hurt.
I have tried various methods of decluttering, all successful to a degree. Still, too much stuff fills my space. Jessica over at Good and Goodbye gave me a great idea. At least I think it’s great. By the way, Jessica is a minimalist so she’s the perfect person to emulate.
Here’s the plan: each day one item will leave the premises. I’ll post a picture of the item, give a little history (if I know it) and why it’s no longer needed. Jessica is currently weeding out clothing she no longer wears. While some clothing will find a new home, most of my clothing has been narrowed down to those items I like and wear, other items, though, are just taking up space.
Looking forward to both decluttering and clearing both my home and my mind, and blogging on a regular basis. Don’t forget to come back tomorrow and see what the first item to leave will be.
Do you have a room, closet, or drawer that needs to be decluttered?
Do you declutter on a regular basis?
What’s your best method for decluttering, whole rooms at one time, or a little at a time?
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