Day 3 of the 21 Day Decluttering Challenge

I was reading one of declutteringthestuff’s post about a 21 day decluttering challenge that Anne @MinimalistSometimes had posted and thought it sounded interesting!

There’s a plan for the decluttering challenge that goes like this – day 1, get rid of 1 thing, day 2, 2 things, and so on for 3 weeks.  After 3 weeks, you’ll have gotten rid of 231 things.  As you might know, I need to make more progress than that at this point in my decluttering so I’m just getting rid of as much as I can.  I’ve never counted the number of items that I’m getting rid of before so this will be lots of fun!!

I’m skipping ahead to day 3 which would be a total of 6 things by now.  I’ve already surpassed that in 10 minutes.

Here’s the first decluttering batch:


  • 4 shirts, 1 really cute dress and 1 Falcons sweatshirt
  • Toy milk truck
  • Christmas cassette tape
  • Kids safey scissors
  • A Playstation 2 Neopets game
  • Lilo & Stitch dvd
  • First pillow that my daughter quilted (ouch, hard to give it up but she said to let it go so I am)

That’s 13 so far!  But that’s not enough…

On to the next batch:

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  • Lite-Brite
  • 4 Santa Hats
  • Hair brush
  • 1 nice pair of socks
  • 2 grubby socks
  • Rainbow horse tail bag
  • 1 CD with 1 million recipes on it
  • Merry Christmas sign
  • Santa Beard
  • Curtain
  • 8 bows and ribbons that we put in our pony’s mane at Christmas
  • Crumpled roll of wrapping paper
  • 1 shirt in the picture
  • 22 shirts that aren’t in the picture

That makes 46 for this batch and I’m done for today.

Here’s the stats so far:

Day 3:  59 things!!

Taking the time to stop, count, and take pics is slowing things down a bit but that’s okay.  Once the challenge is done, I’ll go back to just getting rid of things as fast as possible.

I had brought three buckets down from the storage room today and have already gotten rid of a little more than one.  I’m thinking that the next two are going to be a little harder but I’m hoping that I can get all three buckets down to one by tomorrow night.

8 thoughts on “Day 3 of the 21 Day Decluttering Challenge

  1. You are racing ahead of us all 🙂 You go girl!

    I’m trying to contain myself so I can post the appropriate items pr day.. but I’m already struggling as I have a pile ready to go (I think I’m waiting for day 17 or something to post it).. I might not make it until that day though before it makes it to the blog 😉 We will see…

  2. Wow!! You are whizzing thru this challenge!! Wonderful!! Except, I felt a pinch in my heart when I saw that pillow, and read it was the first one your daughter quilted!! I figuratively grabbed it, and whined “Nooooooo!!”

    1. LOL! You sound just like me! That’s why this house is in the condition it’s in. I have a lot of kids so there’s lots of “firsts” here and it’s sooooo hard for me to let them go. I’ll take pics of the pillow and hopefully that will be enough.

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