declutter-spring-challenge09How is the Declutter Challenge going for you? With only a month left, I am failing miserably. I thought that moving would be the perfect opportunity to declutter. I’ve never moved house before and I’ve been in the same bedroom for 21 years. Well, instead of throwing useless things out and donating unused items… I find myself going on CraigsList and adopting other people’s declutter items.

Why? Because I am moving into a one-bedroom apartment and have nothing of my own for the kitchen and household. I needed utensils, plates, pots and pans, vacuum cleaner, mop, broom, all that kind of general “communal” stuff that you find in your house. So a couple weekends ago, I picked up 4 boxes of stuff and several pieces of furniture from a lady who was moving to Ontario. She needed to get rid of it, I wanted to keep it… win-win situation which didn’t cost me a dime (except for gas).

Unfortunately I don’t have pictures… I do have lots of the renovation but they’re on my laptop and I’m at work (bad Monica!). So you’ll have to take my word for it — the apartment is chaos. We’re painting, renovating, getting new carpets, re-tiling the bathroom — pure chaos. And I just keep collecting things like a packrat!

So far I am Declutter FAIL… but the Declutter Challenge Blog is being updated! How are things going for you?