This is post #3 in a series called Day-by-Day Decluttering , which I’m creating to help those of you who are just getting started–or starting over again–on decluttering. If you’re new here, click here to start at day 1.
If you’re following along in the new Day-by-Day Decluttering feature on this blog, you can probably guess where I’m headed today. Given we spent day 1 tossing garbage and day 2 doing the dishes, what’s the next “procrasticlutter” that needs to be dealt with? Yep. The laundry. And you could do all that laundry today. Except that some of you are like me and have clothes or sheets or towels or dishtowels with holes or fraying or (permanent) stains in them because you just haven’t gotten around to tossing them yet. Toss those today so that you can save yourself some time, water, and detergent tomorrow.
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I mentioned “procrasticlutter” yesterday, when I suggested doing the dishes. Laundry is a natural next step to clear that clutter. Today, let’s take a step before doing the laundry and weed out those clothes and towels that have holes and fraying or are permanently stained. Then tomorrow perhaps you can do less laundry!
One more thing: Even if you have a shirt and sheets with holes but those are clean and in your drawer, toss them today if you can. Replace them if you can and your budget allows. (This advice still follows the one-in, one-out rule that I swear by.)
Did you discard any clothes or towels or other linens today? Let’s celebrate the decluttering! Post in the comments below or on the Facebook page!
If you’ve missed the previous decluttering challenges, check out the links below:
- Day-by-Day Decluttering, Day 1: Recycle and Throw Away Garbage
- Day-by-Day Decluttering, Day 2: Wash the Dishes
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