I haven’t written much on here in a good long while and I’m hoping this will be the first of many as I make my way back into posting regularly. (I share daily on Instagram if anyone wants to see a regular sneak peek into my life.) I’m glad you’re here and appreciate you taking the time to read what I share. I’m grateful for you and hope that you find something here that is good, true, and beautiful.
Are you feeling overwhelmed with stuff? It seems that no matter how much I donate and purge beforehand, my home feels overstuffed after each Christmas. I need this challenge for myself as much as I want to help encourage others! Let’s declutter together! I hope you’ll join me and participate in our great big decluttering challenge of 2024.
Actually, I want to propose two challenges. One for those who only want to devote a month, well 24 days to be exact, and the other for those who have a lot to let go of and want to declutter through the year.
The First Decluttering Challenge – 24 Bags in 24 Days!
Get rid of a bag a day for 24 days. Plastic bag, tote bag, a bag of bags, whatever.
The Second Decluttering Challenge – 2024 Items in 2024!
This challenge will be a bit more intense but this is the one I’ll be completing myself. It’s pretty straight forward, you get rid of 2,024 things during the year 2024.
Q: Do I have to throw the things away.
A: Absolutely not! You can gift, donate, recycle, repurpose, or throw away. Try to let throwing away be your last option if possible. Be careful not to get stuck on wanting to repurpose or repair things though. It’s easy to save things for “one day” and that day never comes.
Q: How do you keep track of 2,024 things? Do we need to show photos of everything like in past challenges?
A: If you check back here on my blog on Friday I’ll have a free printable for both challenges. You can just color a little section for each item (or bag) you get rid of. They’re almost ready, I just have a few hundred sections to count. 🙂
Q: Will there be a cash prize this year?
A: No, there won’t be this year but maybe I’ll giveaway a smaller gift card to an active participant in our Facebook group. Joining our Live With Less Facebook group is a great way to gain inspiration and share your wins and struggles with people who get it.
Q: Is it okay if I post in the group daily?
A: Absolutely! To keep your progress organized you can post all of your pictures in the comments of your first post….or not. It could be fun to see all of the progress you’ve made this month/year in one place but you’re not obligated to. Just share away.
Q: Do you have a list of easy things to start with?
A: As it turns out, we do! Here’s our list of 200 Things to Let Go Of.
If you have any other questions please feel free to comment below and ask. I hope you’ll join us and invite a friend to join you too!
If you’re looking for some more Live With Less encouragement check out these resources (and don’t forget our Facebook group). 🙂
- How to Get Your Spouse to Declutter Without Nagging
- 5 Ways to Buy Quality Merchandise
- Do We Live in a “Throw Away” Society