week #9 challenge – PURGE week!

March 27, 2011
I am on spring break this week and will be visiting a close friend of mine (out of state), but I will have my ipad to answer emails & I will be back at the end of the week to finish this project with you all!  While I’m gone, hopefully you will all be purging away and sharing your success!

This week I am challenging you to purge the un-necessary clutter from your life!  Over the winter months, clutter seems to grow and March is a great time to rid yourself of it. If you are like me and have a garage sale every spring, this challenge will give you a head start.  Its badly needed in my home, so Im excited to get started.  

I will be concentrating on purging items from my kids rooms. I am redecorating my 8 year olds bedroom for his 9th birthday coming up. (He has NO clue). That means purging lots of toys! The goal is to find as much stuff to purge as possible.  



While purging, think to yourself… 

1. Do I use it?
2. Do I need it?
3. Does it have a purpose in my house?
4. Is it broken?
5. Does it fit NOW?

*If you answer no to any of these, toss it!

Now take a picture of your purge and box it all up! You can either put it in a corner until you are completely finished with the whole house, when you can take everything at once to donate to a local goodwill, or you can store it all in your garage for your spring garage sale (like me).  Post your purge on your blog and come back here to link up!! (Or just link up and tell us everything you need to purge). Congratulations, you are one step closer to an un-cluttered life.


If you are taking the challenge with me this week, grab a button and link up your blog!

15 comments on “week #9 challenge – PURGE week!

  1. how I love you challenges… this one is also perfect. Thank you for bringing order to my house. And have a very happy and blessed trip to your friends house. Tone

  2. CAS says:

    I always enjoy reading your posts & seeing what ideas for organizing you have come up with. I don’t always have time to comment, but I try to stop by for a peak at least a couple of times a week. We have been doing a lot of purging, getting ready for a move. Now that’s an excellent reason to purge, don’t you think?

  3. *Crystal* says:

    ooo… I’m excited about this one! I love having yard sales and money is a great motivation for clearing out the clutter. 😉

  4. Taylor says:

    Couldn’t have come at a better time! I needed more motivation to attack the chaos 🙂

  5. Laura says:

    I have been doing this the past week and it feels so great! As I mentioned before, I am moving into a new mommy cave/craftroom and now have to go through all the crap that has accumilated over the past 3 plus years! I have already taken several large boxes of junk out and have huge boxes full of stuff to donate and sell! I don’t have a blog so I won’t be joining up but I will be purging! My goal is to see how much I can get rid of 🙂 Thanks for your inspiration!

  6. Toni says:

    I love purging… I cant wait to see what you all are purging as well. 🙂

  7. Michelle says:

    I actually started rearranging my bedroom the other day and started purging some stuff. I need to go through and get rid of some more stuff. We go through the kids’ rooms every couple months, but we all still have too much stuff!!! You’re right clutter/stuff=stress!

  8. Good. I need this!!!! 🙂

  9. Amber says:

    You have inspired me! I have so far purged three large garbage bags of clothes, shoes and fabric to donate! Feels so good!

  10. Patty says:

    Such perfect timing as always! I need to get back into my 8 yr old’s room and purge a ton more, and then my own bedroom. I keep finding things that don’t have a “home” so I need to get rid of things taking up space that I don’t really love or need or use.

  11. After being in this house for over 4 years we are moving. A great time for me to purge room by room and to make sure that things go where they are suppose to go in the new house. It’s also a great time to find old treasures that I forgot I had. Like a date book from when I was pregnant with my twins. The day before they were born I had written in it that I wanted them to come out already because “they were heavy” LOL

  12. Trish says:

    Oh! Pefect timing. We are moving in three weeks and today my To Do list includes, start packing up the laundry room. I will link up a before and after picture later this week! Yay for purging!

  13. Toni says:

    All purging is perfect timing. Right? 😉 I love throwing stuff out (and secretly getting new stuff). shhh….

  14. Jackie says:

    I am so happy I found your site. My SIL introduced me to your site, and so far I have organized my pantry, kitchen cabinets, my mothers back guest room, under my main bathroom and just today my office files! I’m going to get a label-maker this evening and label away tomorrow! I also finally had the courage to get rid of 9 years of baby clothes. My laundry room is next on my list!

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