Saturday, 31 January 2015

Dump Your Junk: Day 31


31 marbles.

The end of the challenge.

When I finally cart the last load of junk down to the charity shop next week my house will contain 496 fewer things than it did at the beginning of the month.

To be honest there were times when I wondered whether I'd find enough stuff to get rid of.  It turns out I needn't have worried.  I could carry on dumping for (at least!) another month.  The real challenge lay in sorting through drawers, cupboards and shelves, identifying items, cleaning them, deciding where they should go and disposing of them.

There were days when I struggled to find time to gather enough together, days when I had to play catch up.  But it's been a strangely liberating, almost addictive experience, and one which I vow to continue, in a less formal manner, until I reach a comfortable balance with regard to my possessions.

My thanks to Mrs Green at My Zero Waste for inspiring me to embark on this journey.  

6 comments:

  1. You certainly inspired me .. I'm doing it in February. I'm mentioning your challenge on my blog tomorrow.

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    1. Good luck ... and thanks for the mention!

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  2. Just found you whilst bloghopping. The marbles make a great picture :) I know that's not the point lol.
    It's a fabulous idea, I did a massive de clutter of my 11 yr old sons bedroom (with him helping I hasten to add). I really really want to blitz some other rooms, his room is now the tidiest in the house!

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    1. There's nothing like a good declutter. And credit to your son for helping you out.

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  3. Fantastic achievement - well done you! And good luck with your Feb challenge! I'm launching a 'forage in your freezer' challenge for Feb, so this ties in beautifully!

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    1. I like it! Not only does it free up space but slashes the food budget for the month!

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