I have decided to take part in the "31 Days to a Clutter Free Life" challenge over at "Living Well Spending Less."
I am doing this for several reasons. First, I am not sure what our future holds. We could be moving next summer. We could still be here in our town. Either my husband and/or I could have new jobs in the next year. As the kids are getting older their schedules are becoming busier. I think that having less stuff will be helpful for all those situations, because it would mean we would be moving less stuff if we have to move. We would have less things to clean and to clutter up the house if we are still here, which would give more time for activities, etc.
Secondly, I am currently overwhelmed with stuff. The kids have so much stuff. I have a ton of stuff. Bill has a ton of stuff. Christmas and 2 birthdays are coming up (Jacob's in 2 weeks, Rebecca's in November) and if we can get rid of stuff now, we can be more grateful for the things that we are given. Out with the old, in with the new things they can use/wear.
Third, we are implementing a no spend month. I would like to counter that with selling some of the items that we no longer need/ want.
Today is Day 1 of the challenge. As part of the challenge we had to sign a ground rules paper....Which I did....I am all set to do this thing.
Are you doing any decluttering and/or simplifying? I can't wait to get started!