Friday, September 26, 2008

Evicting Clutter Tool Box

This week is prep week for our 31 day challenge beginning October 1st.

Yesterday I gave you the materials needed for your financial tool box. Today you get your list of what you will need as we evict clutter from your home.

Here's what you will need:
  • 3-5 boxes/grocery bags/trash bags
  • One 3 ring divider with a pack of 10 divider tabs. OR
  • Card File Box, Index cards, and card file dividers.
  • A Quick Cleaning kit
  • A timer
You will need 3 to 5 boxes or bags as you are de cluttering, and more boxes or trash bags to store or giveaway stuff. You can get boxes easily from any store when they stock their merchandise. My favorite boxes to store stuff in are computer paper case boxes. They are fairly sturdy so you can stack them and they usually have a lid. You can y get these boxes almost any day. Simply call any office supply store or Kinkos and ask them if you can have their boxes when they restock their paper.

Your 3 ring binder or card file box will be used to create a home management system. As you go through this challenge, if you find that you like both the binder system and the card system you can combine the two. In the scrap booking section of Wal Mart I found clear plastic inserts for my 3 ring binder that have pockets designed for pictures. They come in 3x5 size of 4x6 sizes and easily fit either size of index card.

Your quick cleaning kit will be used to quickly clean off any surface that you have decluttered, so you can give your items a nice clean home when you put them back :)

For your quick cleaning kit you will need:
  • A small 2 gallon bucket or a carry all tray
  • Dust Cloths
  • A feather duster
  • Dusting Spray or Wood Oil
  • Glass Cleaner
  • An old toothbrush
Your timer will be used to help you focused and on track of the task you are doing. You can use either a turn dial kitchen timer or a digital kitchen timer. Pampered Chef sells a kitchen timer that can be cliped on to an apron, stuck onto a metal object with a magnet, or stood upright.

That's it! Monday and Tuesday we'll start to come up with our plan of action for the challenge! I'm so excited and looking forward to taking this challenge with you ladies. I am anxious to see how we bless our homes and how God blesses us!

Have a great weekend!

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