Clutter-Busting Challenge Day #4: Our 7 things for today…

Every week day in May, I’m challenging my readers to try to find at least 7 things to get rid of. These can be big or small things, it doesn’t matter. What matters is that you actually throw them out, sell them, donate them, recycle them, or find someone else who can use them. Think you’re up for the challenge?

Today’s 7 things I got rid of:

  • 2 old coats
  • 2 shirts
  • 2 plastic pieces of junk
  • 1 pair of shoes that no longer fit the girls

How did your clutter-busting go today? Link up your blog post and/or Instagram pictures below. Or, leave a comment telling us how many things you got rid of. Let’s clear our homes of clutter so we can be more productive and efficient!


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  1. danielle says

    Wow i am with the program i guess! We went through the kids’ toyroom today and got 2+ garbage bags full of toys

  2. Jessica says

    wool coat
    2 pairs dress pants
    2 bags of sucker bags
    assorted plastic junk
    4 yards of felt
    something else but I forget what!

  3. says

    21 empty bottles of vinegar and tide. It was hard to put a picture of that up on my blog, but I did perhaps it will inspire someone to clean that pile they have been avoiding.

  4. says

    Today, I was sad getting rid of my kids’ Dora games from 6 years ago. But it was time to let it go. Thanks for this challenge! I know we will all be happier by the end of the month.

  5. Sheila says

    Too much to count! I’m gearing up for a moving sale. I’ve also recently decided that my time with direct sales business has come to an end. So I’m going through all my supplies to pass on to fellow consultants to help them. I was able to empty a large storage cabinet. I was also able to pack 2 boxes of product that I’m keeping to give as gifts. It’s been a productive morning. I’m also trying to do more than 7 so I will be ready for my sale on the 18th. It’s a great time for this challenge!

  6. Dana says

    3 shirts – donate
    Baseball cap – donate
    Magazine – recycle
    Old chapstick – trash
    Dead pen – trash

  7. cheranne says

    I did my challenge too. here’s my list today :
    a ripped grill cover, 2 pair of shoes, 2 empty boxes, old birthday cards, a pile of junk mail, 3 bracelet extenders, and a new toilet flush valve seal (new in package…my husband bought it and it was the wrong part….I’ve been looking at it or 6 months…time to go!)
    Already scouting around for tomorrow’s pile :)

  8. Lana says

    I am estimating that we cleared out 100 plus items over the weekend and I am counting that for all this week since we are getting a house full of company tomorrow for our youngest daughter’s college graduation. Most all of that was in the garage and when I go out there I just feel so good about seeing the floor where there was a pile of stuff before! Be back with you next week after the guest rooms are empty!

  9. says

    So excited to be joining the ‘fun’ here. Okay, maybe not fun, but it does feel good to get rid of excess stuff. I cleaned the garage over the weekend so was able to make a big dent in the overall goal for the month. I also came face to face with a mouse, then found where she had made a comfy nest using one of my car wash towels, so that gave me extra incentive to clean up and clear out to leave less hiding places for little critters to live. LOL!

    http://www.myhousemyrules.com/clutter-busting-challenge-days-1-6/

  10. Mel says

    I took 6 books to the library – 2 returns and 4 donations; got rid of my To Do work journal from 2004 (?!?); and tossed a bunch of Munchkin craft projects that have been collecting dust in the closet (but that’s our little secret).

  11. Julie H says

    This weekend the kids and I went through their toy boxes and part of their closet and got rid of 143 items….crazy! They were excited too! I also got rid of an additional 20 items from around the house on Saturday.

    Today I have 9 items:

    1 random golf tee
    1 kids cd
    2 books
    1 sno-cone machine (that never worked)
    1 broken thermometer
    1 catalog
    1 set of store loyalty cards (that have been sitting in a drawer for months)
    1 cell phone charger (that no longer works)

  12. says

    I worked on sorting through a pile of stuff that had been sitting outside of our back door. I am so glad to have that ugly pile all cleaned up.

  13. says

    Still loving this challenge! Wooooo! Even finding an old hanger to toss feels good. Every little thing makes a difference. :)

  14. Linda says

    Today, the linen closet:
    3 old washcloths
    4 pillowcases
    2 cases for I don’t know what
    2 toy snorkels
    4 half empty body sprays
    a sample bottle of Listerine with an expiration in 2007!
    expired saline spray
    expired foot spray
    2 old toothbrushes
    1 old afghan
    4 shirts
    1 canvas bag
    I’ll donate what I can, recycle what I can, and toss the rest! This is kinda fun!

  15. says

    Tomorrow is my last day of classes for the summer and I am celebrating by getting rid of a big pile of magazines! I am so happy that my time is freeing up so I can really tackle this clutter-busting challenge. :)

  16. Julie says

    This is what I got rid of:
    minnow bucket
    2 large empty computer boxes
    shower rod
    scrapbooking papers/stickers
    2 commemorative quarter holders
    quilting ruler

  17. Julie says

    Oops… realized I posted yesterdays. These were today’s items:
    5 old screens
    answering machine
    3 old cookbooks
    pillow
    3 old bottles of sunscreen

  18. Allison says

    I recycled or trashed:
    expired toothpaste samples
    papers
    empty soap package
    expired shampoo sample
    sock with a big hole (not worth fixing)

    • says

      I am loving this challenge! Crystal, what are you doing with your items…donating or saving for your annual garage sale?

      • says

        We’re donating them this time around because I’m not sure when and if we’ll be having a garage sale and I don’t want them cluttering up my garage for very long!

  19. Carla says

    Monday
    1. table cloth- donating to church
    2. Tablecloth- donating to church
    3. Catalog- recycle
    4. Candle- donation bag
    5. Roll of wrapping paper- taking to use at church Sumday
    6. Dried out glue stick- trash
    7. 4 gift wrap bows- taking to church to use for Mother’s Day

    Donation Truck is coming tomorrow morning so all of my donations, except the ones I am taking to church, for the last 6 days will be out of the house! The recycle truck came today, too.

  20. says

    It was a little harder for me today. I wasn’t sure where to look to find things to purge but thankfully I found items slowly throughout my normal routine. I definitely got rid of items I have been holding on to. I would not have tossed these items without the motivation from the challenge. :) Thank you!

    • Linda says

      That’s one of the great things about this challenge! I have found several things as I go about my day that are definitely clutter, and now I am in a “clutter-busting” mindset, so I gather them and they are gone!

  21. Karen P says

    I was just looking through all the posts from the 30 day cleaning challenge and I’m wondering where I can purchase the Norwex cleaning cloths?? Thanks!

    • says

      Check to see if there’s a local distributor in your area or look online — I think you can order them through their website.

  22. Joy says

    Had a garage sale this weekend with a friend and got rid of 100s of my twin boys’ picture and early reader books. Seriously, even after getting rid of that many, their shelf is still full. Mainly advanced reading material and some old favorites. Some guy came and bought my whole lot of books for a very fair price. Also, got rid of my boys’ outgrown large Little Tikes trucks and Melissa & Doug puzzles (yes, they are almost 11 and I still had them). I was very sad though to sell their play tunnel, especially because I practically gave it away. Some quick talking older gentleman convinced me to sell it to him for $1 when I already had it marked at a rock bottom price for it being in excellent shape. Still kicking myself on that one.

  23. Cambria says

    Suit jacket-posted to sell on facebook
    2 toys-sold on facebook
    book-posted to sell on ebay
    Only four items, but progress!

  24. Melissa says

    I got rid of 7 things on Saturday, 10 on Sunday, and 9 this morning before work and then when I got home I recycled 15 cards that I was hanging on to that I’d been given, and found a shirt, party mask,and tiara to get rid of. Phew! :)

  25. Jana says

    Cleaned out/organized the linen closet that holds kids bedding, diapers, etc. Since I’ve got 2 who are potty training and an infant who will be in diapers for at least 18 months, I packed up the big kids’ extra diapers to save for baby and got rid of the training pants we no longer use. I also got some crib bedding ready for consignment, and organized shelves according to each child. It feels so great to be getting rid of the extra, organizing the essentials, and getting things ready for our move in a couple of weeks!!