7 Day Decluttering Challenge: Day 5 – The Living Room

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Inside: Today it’s the decluttering challenge featuring none other than our second favorite catchall–the living room! Will I find 25 items scattered around this space dedicated to rest, relaxation, togetherness, and fun? I’m thinking yeah.

Decluttering Challenge living room
Not my living room–promise!

We turn to the living room today to do our purging, and, for me, this is one of those places that fills up with stuff quickly. The project du jour or current book or magazine I’m paging through. Work-related items if I want to get something extra done while I’m watching Mama’s Family reruns. Used coffee cups, if I’m being honest. (I go by the 12 -hour rule of returning them to the kitchen.) Hey, at least I bring in the bowls and plates I’ve used–if I don’t fall asleep in front of the TV, anyway.

Enough about me.

So what types of items might we find in the typical living room for casting off?

  • old movies (maybe even VHS)
  • ancient video games (hopefully not Pong)
  • magazines on the coffee table
  • books
  • d├ęcor needing to be retired
  • used up candles
  • old VCRs, DVDs, stereo equipment

So how did I do today? I hit the goal of 25 items, but because I have a literature sorter in my living room, I kept finding more paper and magazines to throw away. So not exactly typical living room items, but it works for me!

So how is the decluttering going? Tell me about it in the comments.

Related posts: Join Us for the 7 Day Decluttering Challenge

7 Day Decluttering Challenge: Day 1 – Kitchen

7 Day Decluttering Challenge: Day 2 – The Spare Bedroom

7 Day Decluttering Challenge: Day 3 – Junk Drawers

7 Day Decluttering Challenge: Day 4 – Paper

7 Day Decluttering Challenge: Day 6 – The Closet

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