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Welcome to Day 6 of the 7-Day Purge Challenge! I can’t believe we only have two days left for this challenge. I know this all went by very quickly, so if you haven’t caught up, take your time with each day. Also remember that the point of this challenge was to purge clutter, not to clean, and certainly not to organize. Those tasks require their own day, and trying to do it all can be overwhelming.
Today’s challenge is one of my favorites. Why? Because I LOVE purging my children’s bedrooms. They’re pretty good at tidying up and cleaning when asked. But purging is a totally different story.
Here’s what I’ll be focusing on for today’s challenge:
- Toss out toys that are broken and can’t be donated.
- Place outgrown clothes and toys in a donation box.
- Empty out every drawer, and only keep the items that belong.
- Sort through books and homeschool textbooks that are not being used.
I probably won’t be doing much in the girls’ bedroom because my oldest does a great job at keeping up with the space. My teenage daughter is a bit like me, and likes to declutter periodically. My son, not so much. I’m not surprised since he likes to collect things, and has a huge LEGO parts collection. I also recently sorted and purged my toddler’s clothing when I was prepping for a consignment sale, so I’m a bit ahead with that. My plan is to focus my efforts on my son’s bedroom, and get rid of anything that doesn’t belong or that he doesn’t use.
I’ll make sure to update this post with my progress, and would also love to hear how you did!
My son doesn’t have a lot of knick knacks or things that clutter up his room. But his closet, that’s a different story. He has the hardest time hanging things up properly, or putting things away where they belong. I like to call his method “the shove and run”. I’m always purging his closet, but clearly I need to monitor how he keeps up with it, because this isn’t cool. And trust me, it looks way better than what you see. I found all types of stuff that didn’t belong in there. :/
I wound up filling up an entire bag of fall/winter clothes to donate, plus a bag of toys and random items that got tossed out. And yes, he helped me the entire time because I want him to learn how to be responsible for his space.
How did you do with today’s challenge? I’d love to hear all about your progress!