My friend Zina has started up an awesome blog in the last couple weeks: Let's Lasso the Moon. She'll finally be sharing a peek into the awesome activities she does with her two little girls. Even though I hear about what her family is up to, I'm super excited to see more photos and get the step-by-step instructions she'll be giving.
One of the activities first up on her blog is the 100 Things Project. She explains it more in depth here but in essence you just need to grab a garbage bag and find 100 things to remove from your house permanently. It is an easy decluttering inspiration activity. 100 things might sound like a lot, but it took me less than 15 minutes to go through the house and fill my bag.
Our garbage day is Monday. I'm vowing for the next few weeks to participate in the 100 Things Project on Sunday afternoons. Yesterday I tackled our kitchen "junk drawer" and my utensil drawer, my bathroom drawers and cabinets, and the bathroom towel closet. I didn't stop to think too hard, just grabbed the junk and pitched it. I honestly focused more on the counting than anything else.
I can imagine it will get a little bit trickier to do after a few weeks, but that's a good thing! That means most of the surface junk will have finally been removed.
Some of the things that made my list:
- broken kitchen gadgets that haven't been touched in years
- expired medicines
- half-filled bottles of soap that haven't been used
- random plastic eating utensils
- a large pile of junk mail
- a few small McDonald's Happy Meal toys
- a couple suspicious bathtub squeeze toys
The largest thing to go was an old ugly lampshade. I don't know why it hung around as long as it did. Maybe I was thinking of repurposing it? Not worth the space it was taking up.
From where you're sitting right now, can you see a few things you could add to a 100 Things bag? Set a timer and see how much you can fit in that bag in 5 minutes. I bet you'll be shocked. And relieved. So so liberating.