Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Take 5 Friday - Challenge

Now that warmer weather is finally here (I hope, although it's currently rainy), I'm itchin' to clean out my van. I try to keep it fairly clean as we go by keeping a trash basket in between the back seats and carrying a tote bag to bring things back into the house. But every once in awhile, it deserves (and needs!) a quick clutter busting session.

So this week, your Take 5 Friday challenge is to get in there and clear out the junk in your trunk. Toughen up and tell those fast food sacks to hit the road and the the kids' gear to take a hike. If you feel really energized you can drag out the vacuum, but the most important and first step is to do the quick sort and toss. See how much you can accomplish in 5 or 10 minutes, then report back here on Friday to let us know how you did.


Dr. Leah - Transformation Revolution said...

NO!!!!! Another assignment, give me any other assignment, please????

Cleaning out the car? Oh no. Guess I better set aside an hour or two this week ;-)

Christine, The Organizing Muse said...

LOL! You can totally do this! You don't have to devote hours to it. I'm GIVING you permission to just spend 5 or 10 minutes (think coffee break time) to do a quick purge of the stuff in your car.

Set a timer if you have to. At the end of the time, you might just find yourself inspired to do more...great, so be it. If not, at least you hung in there for the time limit and you accomplished something, anything! Give yourself a pat on the back! You're one step closer to being better organized this week.

The Lazy Organizer said...

Since the kids and I have a new SMART habit of cleaning our junk out of the van my biggest problem in there is the mud! It's still winter here but as soon as it warms up I am going tot give it a scrub.

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