This month’s organizing challenge is based on the TV programme- Gutted (shown on the ‘Home’ channel in the UK)
I have not actually watched this programme yet, but I can tell I might get hooked…a show about de-cluttering? What are the odds? 🙂
Anyway…on the show, the team goes to the home of a person/family that needs de-cluttering and completely empties their house of ALL possessions. They then ask the owners to make a list of what was in their house and anything on the list will be returned to them and anything not on the list will be sold.
I thought this was really thought-provoking. How much ‘stuff’ do many of us have? The more we have, the more things lose their value. If we actually sat and thought about what we have and whether we actually need it or if it is adding something of value to our lives, we might be surprised.
So your challenge this month is:
1. Choose one room of your house that you would like to declutter. (If one room is too overwhelming, choose one area.)
2. Take an hour and make a list of everything you can remember in the room/area (no cheating by visiting the space!)
3. Go into the room and anything that is on the list stays. If it is not on the list- GET RID OF IT! Sell it, give it to charity or recycle it.
Be ruthless and honest with yourself. If you didn’t remember it, you probably don’t need it.
When you’re done, post your story in the comments and feel free to share a link, particularly if you have before and after photos.