OK friends, it seems like we are all in need of a bit of help.
Recently, on my Facebook page, I asked the simple question: “What is your biggest clutter challenge? Your bedroom, kitchen, office, garage?”
The response, was a bit overwhelming to say the least. Here are just a few of the comments:
“Yes, all of it!! With 5 kids that don’t seem to have a cooperative bone in them (at least when it comes to organization and cleanliness), it is all a pit!” – Laura
“Desk. Because everything is ‘important’ and needs to be visible so I remember to do something with it, (she said from 6 feet under…).” – Diane
“Garage! No attic or basement so everything from extra files, books, bikes, tools, holiday decor & clothes (waiting for kids to grow into next size) are in there. It’s truly my nemesis!!” – Laura
“Oh, if I were to be truly honest, it would be my craft stash… yarn, beads, fabric…it totally takes over my office.” – Rita
“Let’s be honest….all of it.” – Amanda
So here at Clutter Free we love a good clutter challenge. From the sounds of these responses, it seems like revving up for summer we are all in desperate need of one.
Starting May 1 and ending May 12th we will have our first annual “Spring Fling!” Here’s how it works:
1. Over 10 days, (weekends off to rest or, more likely, catch up,) you will be given one assigned room and instructions of what twenty items to “fling.”
2. We will have a private Facebook group where you can share your victories, get accountability, and share your photos of what you’ve “flinged!”
3. To participate, just make sure you are signed up to receive our blog, and then join our Facebook group.
4. At the end of the challenge, we will be picking a random winner from each day who completed the challenge to receive a copy of Kathi’s book The Cure for the Perfect Life, all about perfectionism, people-pleasing, preformancism and procrastination. (All things that lead to clutter!)
So let’s see, only 10 days and 200 things out of your house? What a great way to head into summer.
Won’t you join us for a Spring Fling? Your house will thank you.
I would like to participate. But I do not Facebook, will you send daily emails or will you do it on Instagram?
I’m in!! I’m so far behind my “to do” list is telling me to do what’s on my old “to do” lists!! 🙁
Sign me up!
I am just about finished with my “First 100 Days of Decluttering” challenge I made up myself to try and get everything OUT of my house that I didn’t want IN (inspired by all the rage of a president’s “first 100 days in office”.) I love this challenge. I am going to use it for the one area I have left – my desk area in the basement and then the remainder of the days as my “revisit what I’ve done” area. This is a wonderful idea!! Thanks for sharing!
I cannot wait! It will be so good to get this done before school gets out
I think the walls of my house are about to bulge! I’m in!
Oh! I’m so excited. I would love to join the spring challenge!
Thanks Kathi ?
I’m definitely in!
Retired 13 years & still clinging to some ‘teacher stuff?!” 3 years in my new house & still not completely unpacked? RIDICULOUS! My husband double dog dares me? I’m in!
Thanks for the challenge ? Need it. I bought your book and I am waiting for my schedule to uncluttered come mid-June when school is out for summer. But this challenge will be good and gear me up for my summer reading.
Thought about it in January…this is a great time! Thanks!
Ever since 2012, I’ve made an attempt to get rid of 2012 in 2012, 2013 in 2013, etc. Each year, while I have “failed” to reach that high of a number, it has always resulted in getting rid of lots of stuff. The problem? After 4+ years, I still have too much. This year I made my same goal of getting rid of 2017 in 2017, and this year I finally have a shot at actually doing it! Why? I had to move at the end of March. When you’re a single parent, and the only one packing, it’s a great incentive! So far this year, I have trashed, recycled, sold, donated, or given away almost 1,200 items! That 2000 is in sight this year. And as I am still unpacking, I’m finding more and more that can go away or be sold. So, while I probably won’t be able to participate in the way this challenge is designed because I don’t have specific rooms set up yet, I will still participate by continuing to purge. Thanks, Kathy, for the encouragement and loving kick in the pants!
Sounds wonderful to me.
Sounds great! Looking forward to getting closer to clutter free!
Let’s do this. I need it SO bad especially before my husband returns from his deployment!
May I join the Fling if I am not on Facebook? I am a member(?) of the Clutter Free Challenge, but I need a jumpstart! =)
Yes- you can just follow along on the blog!
Needed just this push, so thank you and count me in!
I don’t know if I’m missing it or not, but what is the name of the Facebook group?
That’s my mistake – it’s been fixed in the post, but here is the link https://www.facebook.com/groups/744441469052284/
Needing this sooo much!
Flinged? Flung? Either way, I’m in.