Here we are, well and truly in to my 30 day get chucked challenge. Much to my amusement there was a slight look of horror on Mr Wallace’s face when he realised that the 30 day get chucked challenge was cumulative. I’m not sure what he was expecting, but purging ourselves of 465 possessions was not it!
I thought it was time for a day 10 update. I’m rather embarrassed to admit this, but I’ve reached day 10 without any struggle. Our house now contains 55 fewer possessions. Unbelievably I don’t think the absence of any of those 55 possessions will ever be noticed!
I won’t bore you with listing each of the 55 items, much of it was junk. Some of my personal favourite items to be banished include a lovely ceramic vase, that we’ve never used and has been a dust collector. Mr Wallace was typically sentimental about the vase as we got it on a trip to the Blue Mountains pre-kids. But I’m determined to be ruthless! A whole lot of random little toys have quietly disappeared from the house. A Taronga Zoo Calendar from 2012 is now gone. Why did we still have that?!?
Day 6 was simple. I stood in front of my wardrobe and grabbed the first six items of clothing that either had holes (a shirt and cardigan), didn’t fit (a pair of pj bottoms, two pairs of trousers), and simply didn’t wear (a floral t-shirt). Most of those items went into the donate pile. I’ll absolutely be raiding my wardrobe for more to purge! It’s bursting at the seams and not in a good way.
While the first 10 days of the 30 day get chucked challenge have been relatively simple, the next 20 might get tricker. There are however plenty of cupboards and even rooms that I am yet to tackle. A few people have contacted me and said that they don’t have 465 superfluous possessions. I’m genuinely envious of those lucky people. How do they keep such control over the stuff that accumulates in their home? If you are one of those people who decisively and swiftly deal with excess possessions, please share your wisdom.
If you joined in with the 30 day get chucked challenge, I’d love to hear how it’s going! Will we make it to 465 less possessions?