WOW. Thank you — over 200 of you shared your clutter-releasing stories in the comments! Pretty inspiring, I must say. It’s weird how one small act — getting rid of a box of old clothes, or forgiving someone, say — can get the ball rolling in the right direction.
Our randomly-picked winner is Maureen…check out what she got rid of:
I got rid of my car. Donated it to a worthy cause. In one fell swoop, I decluttered: the mess of kids’ toys, old newspapers, and junk food remnants that accumulated inside; the emotional clutter of squeezing in errands, shopping, and kid-chauffering–now all of us shop and play local, and older kids have learned to (gasp!) use public transportation!
Bravo! Congrats, Maureen — email me with your mailing address and I’ll get your organizer on its way.