I am going to embark on a 31 day project . . . idea . . . thing. With the recent events that have been happening in and around my life, I am reminded again that I have too much junk. Some of it is “stuff” and some of it is JUNK. I keep things that I have no immediate use for but “might use someday”. It might be partial broken, but some of it can be salvaged. I am sure I have duplicates of a couple of things, like vases, I can probably do with one less vase.
My idea is to get rid of one thing a day. My hope is that if I commit to doing something with one thing everyday in December it will end up being more than just 31 things. But I am not going to let “one” thing become a big project. I might let one thing end up an easy project, but nothing too time consuming, involved, or that takes up a lot of “building” space. The idea right now is to make more space, so I don’t want to pull out something and start a long sewing or craft project. But it COULD be that I move something from broken to fixed and useable. I am going to give myself some rules but I am also going to allow some leeway.
There are many ways it can be done. It could be that you have a set of dishes that has 31 pieces and you get rid of one piece a day. It could be that you have a stack of 31 newspapers and you get rid of one a day. I would hope that would not be the way you choose to participate, but, hey, whatever works for you. It could be that you have a few stacks (of newspapers or clothes or magazines) and you get rid of one entire stack. Could be that you decide to donate a pair of pants and once you pull it off the hanger or out of the drawer you realize there is another pair or a blouse. You could decide to count two articles as one. It is up to you, I am inviting you to join me in using the entire month of December to make more space or clean up a bit.
What I plan on doing is letting you know THAT I got rid of something, cleaned, fixed, transformed. I might not tell you WHAT I did exactly because I can think of some things I have saved or plan on doing you just might think is odd and I don’t want this turning into a blog with posts about hoarding, like an episode of Hoarders. I just want to try to help us maybe get somethings done. Maybe fix something that is broken. Maybe clear a space. At this point I don’t plan on posting everyday. But I will post at least once a week about that I did something for the number of days between that post and the last. I might not use my regular post days for these posts. I am thinking I will post about this on Mondays, but I am not sure yet. But I will do something everyday!
I already have two things in mind, both I am thinking I will not share details with you because they might have you thinking I am crazy. But maybe not. But this to me is part of wellness. Reducing and making space. Getting rid of some of the clutter. Starting December 1st, I am going to get rid of something, fix something that is broken, or use something that I have save to be used “someday”. Taking this slow approach might make it less of a hassle during the holidays, yet still make a small dent in the clutter.
So what do you think?