where’s it hiding? {enough, day 21}

Okay, friends. We’ve been doing this together for 3 weeks now. We’re tight, right?

I want to know your secrets.

Where do you hide all your crap? Under the beds? In the closet? A “guest” bedroom? In the basement? The attic? A storage unit somewhere?

There is no condemnation here. Just a bunch of friendly cheerleaders. Rah rah rah!

For today’s challenge, I want you to pick the biggest, baddest spot that you have who-knows-what crammed into and 1.) CLEAR IT ALL OUT and 2.) START PURGING and 3.) DON’T PUT ANYTHING BACK THAT ISN’T AWESOME.

You can do it! You can do it! You can do it!

I want to hear your success stories!

p.s. If you’re new here, we’re de-cluttering our homes all month as part of an Enough Experiment. You can read the other 20 posts here.

15 thoughts on “where’s it hiding? {enough, day 21}

  1. jordan elizabeth

    I immediately thought of that one file drawer that has no files in it, but instead a bunch of random papers and other things.
    So I cleaned it out!
    I haven’t quite finished the sorting and filing of the important things, but I did pitch about half of it! Thanks for the push. I’ve been meaning to get to that drawer for a long time…

  2. Jill foley

    I don’t really have any big areas where clutter is hiding. I think I need to get a little more drastic in my decluttering and just take a big plunge into purging. I realized today that I have several specific areas that I keep finding myself returning to…each time I open that particular box or closet, I manage to find another couple things to purge. But really that’s ALL I do with that stuff…it’s like I keep it around for decluttering. What if I got rid of it all, altogether? I’d never have to declutter it again!!!

  3. Beth

    Oh nooooooooo, our storage unit! It’s not that I don’t want to clean it out, it’s that the spiders got there first. And spiders are more terrifying than clutter. But there’s very little, if anything, in there that we really need (or it woudn’t be in there). I think if I got rid of one or two boxes per week, it would be empty by the end of summer. And could start at the front and not have to shimmy in there with the spiders. :: shudder ::

  4. Allison

    I’m a little embarrassed to admit that I don’t have any places where crap hides. I’ve excavated and eliminated all of those places from our house over the past few years. I’ve gotten rid of the crap, so now I have nothing that NEEDS hidden or stashed or stowed away to be dealt with later. Even my flat surfaces (FLYLady “hotspots”) don’t tend to collect crap — and the crap they do gather is easy to take care of because it all has homes. Holy moly, all those things I have read about organizing and simplifying are proving true….

    In the sake of continuing the purging, however, I will find someplace. Something in the basement, methinks.

  5. Rebecca

    Hi, Marla! Thanks for the goad and the rah rahs! I’m not able to purge places, right now, but in a few months – look out CLOSET and BASEMENT! Woo hoo, I’ll let you know how that goes. 🙂

  6. Jillian

    After being intrigued by a minimalist life I decided to start working on my scary spot..the basement!! It is always so overwhelming when I go down there to do anything. I started purging, including furniture, and I can’t believe how much I am able to get rid of (donate). There was so much “stuff” down there just taking up space. I still have quite a ways to go, but at least I have a great start!

  7. Traci

    Hello! I AM new here, and this is the first post I read, but I have to say that I DID this today! I cleaned out a box of STUFF in my closet. Half of it went into the trash, about a quarter got put away, and a quarter will be dealt with soon. Rah rah rah!

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