The latest one earlier this week was spontaneous on my part and I'm not even sure that I personally planned to participate when I issued the challenge. I think I just wanted to be the cheerleader and keep those reading motivated. A couple people responded that they DID declutter 15 items. Yea! Super happy about that.
And guess what? That motivated me to go looking for items to declutter. I didn't even start looking until after 7pm. And this is because I had been busy with home maintenance earlier in the day! I chose to go down to my basement knowing that many places upstairs have been nearly purged to the bare minimum. Or so it seems.
I spent less than ten minutes looking for items. I simply opened a two drawers and two containers in our basement. The items were pretty obvious...things I didn't like, were used up or wouldn't be used in the future.
And yes, I found 15 items! And a little bit more.
Specifically, I found three different ribbons, two hotel lotions, two gift bags, two clip boards, 10 containers of paint and a plastic bag full of yarn and instructions from a COMPLETED latch hook rug. Oh, and freebie notebook and pencil set. Not all of these items will be donated, some are trash. However, I did notice my current bin of donations is getting pretty full. I will definitely be making another run at the end of this month, if not before.
The Wednesday 15 is now a weekly challenge!