Tuesday, May 27, 2008

The 1000 Things Challenge!

I heard this idea on Ravelry and thought I would give it a try. Between now and Labor Day I am going to try to get rid of 1,000 things. I really need to do a massive purge & declutter anyway, so this will give me a little purpose & incentive. It doesn't matter where the items go, as long as it's out of my house. I'm going to donate, throw away, sell online, and maybe have a rummage sale. If I get to 1,000 too quickly, I'm going to go for 2,000.

The rules:

1. Stuff I would throw away anyhow doesn't count. Like junk mail, or paper products.

2. Multiple pieces in a box counts as one. Such as a box of paperclips.

I'll probably need more rules as I go along, but this is a good place to start. :)

So who wants to join me? Cleaner house, less clutter, and maybe a little profit too. Let's see how many things we can live without.


revjac said...

So, the thought comes up...how are you going to track your 1,000 items. Keep a list? Just wondering. This is an excellent idea. I'm going to give this one some thought. BTW - do you have to subtract (or add, depending on how you are tracking) if something new comes into the house to stay? Hm-m-m-m...?


Sharmista said...

I'm going to keep a list. Probably not super detailed - like, "bag of fabric-6 pieces" or something like that. Something easy otherwise I'll get all stuck on having a perfect list and not getting the junk out.

I thought of subtracting for things that come in too. Good idea.

Heather said...

Hey, it's Heather from CMF...I'd like to try this. I don't know if I can do 1000...can I start smaller and work my way up? :)