Yesterday was Day 1 of the Take 5 Clutter Control Challenge. Go here to see the updated post. Did you complete yesterday’s challenge? If so, link up or comment on the update. I’d love to see or hear about what you were able to accomplish.
Today is Day 2. Are you ready?
You’ll need a timer, energy and a place (bag?) to put the clutter in that you’re getting rid of.
Ready, set… KITCHEN!
Take your timer and set it for 5 minutes. In those first 5 minutes, take everything that you know you AREN’T getting rid of and put them in a pile. This would be things like pencils, papers or whatever you might have that just needs to be put away.
If you gather everything in those 5 minutes and have time left over, start putting things away. Set the timer for another 5 minutes and finish putting away everything you can. If you have a pile of dishes in the sink, don’t worry about them. It will probably take longer than 5 minutes to wash and put away (unless you can load them into the dishwasher quickly). However, if you have left over time, sure, go ahead and tackle it until the timer beeps.
Now take your timer for one last time today and set it for another 5 minutes. In those last 5 minutes, do a quick look through at the counters, in the cabinets and the drawers. Pick out at least 5 things to give away, trash or put aside for a garage sale. Put them in the bag or bin (or trash) and place it in a designated spot until you can take it to the thrift store or sell it.
We’re going to take each room in the house like this. While you might decide to get rid of more, the point of this challenge is to be quick, giving us a jump start into decluttering. I might do a more intense declutter challenge later and we will be tackling organization along the way, but for now, just Take 5 and start there.
If you’re participating in the Take 5, please comment below and feel free to link up any posts you make regarding the challenge. I would love to see pictures and hear results.
Ready? Set? Let’s go Take 5!