21 For 21 Toss

garbageEver heard that in order to get something, first you must let something go? If your hands are full, you are not open to receiving. That is the idea behind this 21-Day Challenge. Let’s get rid of the clutter so we can be open for wonderful, new things to come into our lives.

Get those garbage bags, recycling bins, and give-away boxes ready! For the next 21 days, I challenge you to throw (or give) away 21 things each day.

I don’t care what you get rid of. It could be anything! Think of this as a head-start on Spring cleaning. Go through your kitchen cabinets, bathroom or bedroom drawers, boxes in the basement, you name it. Pick up a garbage bag, and walk around the house until you’ve placed 21 items inside and then throw it away. Do this everyday for 21 days.

I want to hear back about how it’s going. What did you get rid of? What new surprises have come into your life as a result? How does the 21 For 21 Toss make you feel (anxious, exhilarated, hopeful, what else)?

I have to say that my idea for this challenge is inspired by Fly Lady. Want some more help with throwing things away and cleaning up? Check out the Fly Lady 27 Fling Boogie.

As you unclutter your house, watch as your mind and spirit also become ucluttered. Here are some quotes to inspire you to get started:

The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.
~Hans Hofmann

Clutter is Postponed Decisions.
~Barbara Hemphill

Out of clutter, find simplicity. From discord, find harmony. In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.

Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.
~William Morris

How many things are there which I do not want.

The sculptor produces the beautiful statue by chipping away such parts of the marble block as are not needed – it is a process of elimination.
~Elbert Hubbard

No go on, get tossing!