Saturday, July 25, 2009

The Power of 50

I saw on the Today show a few weeks ago, a lady who was talking about decluttering your house. She said that you should get rid of 50 things. Give them away, throw them away, sell them, whatever. I thought that was a great idea and was especially pleased that other members of my family heard the suggestion, too. But as I looked around, I knew that 50 things wouldn't make much of a difference in our house. But 50 things out of each room might. So that's my plan. I'm going to get rid of 50 things out of each room (and the hall and entry way closets). Living room, kitchen, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 closets, 3 rooms downstairs, and the laundry room. That's 13 rooms and/or closets. Times 50. That's 650 things out of my house and life and mind.

I did the kitchen yesterday and have a big bag of garbage and boxes of stuff to get rid of and it feels great. I loved opening the cupboard this morning to get Julianna's bottle and seeing organized space. It made me excited to keep going. Today's project is the living room and 2 closets. I'll keep you updated on the progress. (Because I know you're all on the edge of your seats.)

Speaking of progress, Julianna has gotten her 4th tooth! I found it this morning. She's well on her way to that first ear of corn!


Ada said...

Sounds like a great plan. Good luck sis.

kathy said...

Does an outdated bottle of 100 aspirin count for two rooms?

Jen said...

Kathy, no.

kathy said...