It’s now Week 6 in the 10 Things Challenge and I cannot believe how much stuff I have A. found in my house and B. gotten rid of. When I brought all my goodies over to the free box, they nearly attacked me to get the stuff out of my hands. Glad someone else has a use for my unwanted belongings! More and more of you are getting involved doing your own challenge at home, and I really like that some people are leaving comments on these posts with their own lists. It’s all very encouraging! Here is what I am getting rid of this week:
1. Ugly white mug ->Free Box
2. Frame->Free Box
3. Frame->Free Box
4. Frame->Free box
5. Frame->Free box
6. Big bag of acrylic paints->Free box
7. Old external hard drive ->Friend
8. Broken plate/dish ->Free Box
9. Document organizer->Free box
10. Coupon organizer->Free box
So, there you have it – 10 more things leaving my house less cluttered. What 10 things are you getting rid of this week?
I can only agree with the wow-factor on how much useless stuff one has laying about the house. I intended to join your challenge for 15 weeks initially, but now I am convinced I could easily hang in there for at least 25. Maybe I’ll just finish off with a great finale 10*10 as I am so pleased with the feeling of uncluttering. Thanks for the inspiration! Mimmi
Good on ya David! I’ve been living out of my luggage for the last month and to honest I haven’t missed anything yet! It’s liberating to dump unnecessary STUFF huh?
1. old gym bag (GW)
2. wooden cheese board (GW)
3. casserole dish (GW)
4-6. 3 plates (GW)
7. high school French grammar book (library)
8. multi-tier skirt hanger (GW)
9-10. worn-out sandals (trash)
This week is a huge box of clothes – way more than ten items – to the women’s crisis center thrift store.
Next week is the other closet – so another box of clothes will go out to the same place.
1.Duplicate maps – GW
2.Extraneous tea cozy – friend who loves it
3.Gray T shirt – GW
4.Book – 1/2Price
5.Pez dispensers – Ebay
6.Wool skirt – turned pillow – see friend above
7.Black beadstrands – GW
8.Blue beadstrands – GW
9.Non-sentimental cards – shred&recycle
10.New but odd color tights – GW
Wow, awesome work this week everyone. Doesn’t it feel so great to get rid of all this unnecessary crap? 🙂
Love your site.
Out of curiosity, when you put something in the ‘free box’, where do the items end up? i.e. who are you giving them to? What’s the difference between your free box and goodwill?
Goodwill usually sells their donated items in their stores. In my town, there is a “free box” near the recycling center, where you can drop off your stuff and people can come and go through it, taking what they want. 🙂
I cleaned out my fridge and got rid of 10+things! Photo here
My goal is to live life “cordless” – untethered, and so I’m glad to have this exercise giving me a *reason* to chuck stuff. Thanks for getting it started, David. That being said, the next wave of the Great Purge includes:
1. functional keyboard for a computer I no longer own
2. mouse for the same
3. tin of antique buttons
4. novelty/occasion napkins
5. Graco pack-n-play
6. travel styrofoam cooler
8. desk top fan
9. assorted office supplies/tape dispenser
(All on their way to Goodwill this afternoon).
twitpic up on @mckra1g twitter profile
I am investigating this 10 thing challenge. Seems more plausible than the huge 100 thing challenge. We’re all busy people, so we have to chunk our work-even the reducing. I have a lot of family heirlooms that I can’t give to GW. I have dishes and furniture that mean a lot to me and I use in my house. If I took the 100 thing challenge, I couldn’t get rid of them. I want to pass them down when I’m gone. Any thoughts, anyone?
For Leigh Ann and the heirlooms…. I am starting to part with some of the heirlooms and giving them as gifts to family members…. my age is 58. As the holiday traditions and meals move to my children’s homes, I find it a good time to pass that kind of usable heirloom down now – like the turkey platter, the serving pieces,etc….. I still get to enjoy them at the appropriate time, but have passed them along. I take a photo first and document or journal about it in my scrapbook, so the full meaning is not lost along the way 🙂