Nov 22, 2008

I've Made the Pledge, Have You?


My wonderful blogger friend Monniblog has started something, and in the spirit of cleaning my house of clutter, I've signed up!

I think we all collect things and pack them away, forget about them, and never realize we have them. I know I do this. Now, I'm not talking about books here...just that stuff that piles up in the house.

I even find that I sometimes buy things when I already have them, but they are packed away in the closet and I just don't know it.

So are you ready to take the pledge, and throw out or donate 50 items you no longer need? Sign up on Mr. Linky and make sure you grab the button. Get started, you have only until Jan. 1.

14 comments:

Amy said...

Oh yes, I signed up, I desperately need it. :)

Jeannie said...

I was just thinking of getting rid of some items around here! I'm going to sign up. :D

valentina said...

good idea! but having moved houses 6 times in the past year I don't really need any more decluttering:P

Carolyn Jean said...

We moved last year, so I sort of feel decluttered. But there is that box of junk we never unpacked...or two of them maybe...

Shana said...

This sounds like fun ... and definitely something I need to do!

Shana
Literarily

nbbaker1102 said...

This is a great idea. Especially with the holidays coming and more stuff coming!

I wish I could I'd follow throught with this, but I've been saying that forever. I'll try....

Bookfool said...

I've been throwing things out all year. I commend you and Monniblog for encouraging others to do so. It's a good feeling dropping things off at the rescue mission (and getting them out of the house!). :)

naida said...

I've been declutering lately too, its crazy how much stuff we can collect and not even realize.
I'm donating my things to the salvation army.
http://thebookworm07.blogspot.com/

Monica said...

Glad to have you on board -- and thanks for all the traffic you've generated!

Serena said...

I encourage everyone to do this, not only for yourself, but for everyone out there struggling...with the economy in the toilet. I think I may expand this to include dropping off food at the shelters as well because they are going to need it.

Jackie M (Literary Escapism) said...

Normally, I would sign up for this, but I just moved this summer and I do this every time I move. And I should mention, that I've moved every year for the past 10 years. :)

Serena said...

Jackie: We do this when we move as well, but we haven't moved in about 3-4 years. So its about time we started!

J. Kaye Oldner said...

LOL! This a great idea. I do it all year long. I have this sort of phobia about too much junk. :) Strange, I know. We got into this habit when we lived in a really, really small place with not enough room for everything.

Anna said...

I haven't officially signed up, but I've been decluttering a lot myself. I think I've spent much of my vacation cleaning house.

--Anna
Diary of an Eccentric