If you've hung out long at all on PPP, you know I love a good challenge.
And a de-cluttering-let's-get-rid-of-all-the-excess-stuff-becuase-it's-making-me-crazy challenge?
Sign me up for that. 🙂
So, for the next five days, I'm challenging myself to get rid of 100 items every single day, meaning by Friday I'll have a whopping five hundred items in my house gone.
The biggest reason I was inspired to declutter this week is because we spent the weekend at my in-laws house going through 60 years of stuff.
And I want to make a wee bit of extra space to bring some of the really good stuff in without feeling overly cluttered too.
We found the neat glass price list from my husband's grandfather's barn (he was a glass cutter in the fifties), and I brought home a jug my mother-in-law has had in her basement since I've been in the family.
(I need to clip some fresh greenery for the jug ~ that's on my to-do list but it's been raining out today!)
We also brought home a few special silverware pieces, and I realized that I've had tons of stuff in my own home that I really don't love, so I wanted to make room for things I really do love in our home right now.
Dining room drawers before and after ~ I promise the pics don't show just how much better it is in there!
I gave away most of the glass and silver platters we received as wedding gifts but haven't used a single time in 22 years.
But I hung onto the kids faux silver tea set because my kids always loved a good dress-up-tea-party when they were little, and I wanted to hang onto the memories of the things we really do use.
I also went through a ton of books and really pared them down too.
And while I was cleaning, I found this happy little plain white milk jar and fun wooden spoons I've had forever and added them to my little coffee corner. I didn't spend a penny, but they've made me happy all day long as I've walked by!
If you're like me and could use a little less clutter in your life, I encourage you to take on the challenge with me ~ it's such a simple way to feel better about space (and really, just about everything), and I am so glad I decided to get started as soon as I got a little motivation to get to work. Leave a comment and let me know if you're joining me ~ I love hearing from you!
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