This week’s challenge is to get rid of all excess and unused electronics (including cords, cases, battery chargers, etc.) and appliances. (Wait on your kitchen appliances. We’ll tackle those in a couple of weeks). Basically, this week’s challenge pertains to anything you can plug in or that uses batteries. Usually we keep things based on what gives us joy, but in this case, current usefulness should be the standard by which you judge your electronic items.
Here is a list of some of the things that should be evaluated this week:
- Cords of all types
- Phones and tablets
- Vacuum cleaners
- Radios and TVs
- VCRs and DVD players
- Sewing Machines
I suggest you walk around your house and look at everything that is plugged in. Then I suggest you descend to your basement or garage (where the majority of these unused items probably reside) and let go of that old t.v. that plays VHS tapes. Get rid of those old DVD players that don’t work any more (or that your husband won’t use because they are not Blu Ray or HD or 4K or whatever the men consider necessary these days).
WARNING! Remember that we cannot discard things that belong to other people. If you jointly own some of these things, you must consult the other person before getting rid of them!
This challenge is based on the KonMari method found in the book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. If you are just joining us, be sure to start at the beginning! It’s very important to go in order! You can also visit my Transform Your Home, Transform Your Life page for all the previous posts in this series. Don’t feel like you have to catch up if you are just finding this challenge now! Just make sure to start doing the weekly challenges from the beginning, and you will be fine!
Next week’s post: Household Supplies