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8 Day Purge Challenge

October 20th, 2011 at 01:09 pm

My mom is taking on a 9 day challenge to declutter, toss, recycle, purge 27 items each day. She started yesterday and made it to 27. I'm a little reluctant to say that I could do that many each day, but I think I'll try.

I'll be back later with an update. Maybe even a picture!

Anyone else want to join in for the next 8 days? Might helps us prepare for the upcoming holidays.

9 Responses to “8 Day Purge Challenge”

  1. laura Says:

    I will join you. I am starting by giving a small pile of things to a friend with children younger than mine: there are 9 items (though I might up it to 15 because there are two sets of PJs and one swimsuit which I counted only as 3).

    Good challenge! Count me in.

  2. My English Castle Says:

    It's a 27-fling boogie? I'll join you too. I have lots that needs to go (again and constantly)

  3. Miz Pat Says:

    Oooh, what a fun idea. I could do that in my office and possibly make a real dent - just what the puppies ate alone is considerable. Who needs a shredder, I have the puppy-o-matic.

    Getting rid of stuff I don't need so I can find the things I do need. What a concept!

  4. PauletteGoddard Says:

    A FlyLady challenge! If random pieces of paper count as things to toss this will be easy for me to join in and keep up!

    We have been FreeCycling large items and packing archaic items of use to Goodwill, but not in a 27-per-day format.

  5. snafu Says:

    Finished a major purge in Sept. It helps hugely to work with others. Change of seasons is a great time to rid yourself of apparel that wasn't worn the past spring and summer. If it's ripped, elastic sprung, out of shape, faded, hole-y, an orphan to cut up into 12" x 12" squares or toss. How many towels are enough?

    Kitchen: how much tableware is enough? Unless you have a large family regularly at your table, service for eight is enough, service for 12 generous. Gizmos and gadgets that you dislike/don't use go to a transitional box for 3 months, if not retrieved, sell, donate or trash.

    Kids Toys: Separate what is enjoyed from what is broken, missing parts to trash. Outgrown, not loved, re-gifted, sold or donated...but gone. Christmas is coming faster than you think

  6. creditcardfree Says:

    I'm excited so many of you are joining in. Whatever rules work for you, works for me! I just had a garage sale at the end of last month, but it is interesting to see that there are still things to let go of.

    Again, I'll be back with an update when I reach my 27 items!

  7. CB in the City Says:

    27 a day? That's huge! As Paulette said, I can do it if paper counts!

  8. librarylady Says:

    I will join in. This is a challenge that is always needed. It's good to have the focus sometimes to keep things going.

  9. creditcardfree Says:

    @CB and Paulette, sure paper counts! I would challenge you to look for other things, too. I think you'll see that mine has quite a few things to recycle.

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