So far we have completed Day 1, Day 2 and Day 3 of the Take 5 Clutter Control Challenge. Were you able to take your bag of stuff to the thrift store last weekend? We had some other bags sitting aside for the thrift store so we were able to drop off about 6 bags.
Today is Day 4. 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… LAUNDRY ROOM (or laundry area)!
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 and still have some time left over, start putting them away.
Next, set the timer for another 5 minutes and finish putting away everything you can.
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 around the room. If you have any cabinets or drawers, look through those. Pick out at least 5 things (*if you can) 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 share below and feel free to link up any posts you make regarding the challenge when I post my update later today. I would love to see pictures and hear results.
Ready? Set? Let’s go Take 5!