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Lynda Loveland: Toss 10 things now!

Posted April 10, 2013

Lynda Loveland

As I start the bi-annual summer/winter clothes swap for the kids and myself, I am reminded, once again, that we have a lot of extra crap we don’t need.

As I watch my husband put up the Easter decorations in the garage, I realize that we do indeed have a lot of extra crap.

And as I walk into the office/playroom, I know for a fact that we have waaay too much crap!

All it does is add stress to my life. Like I need a second helping of that! Every time I see stuff sitting around I think, "I'll get around to doing something with it." But you know what, I never do because of one thing or another and then it just haunts me. Kinda like the bad guy in Scary Movie, not really scary, he just kinda ticks me off.

Consider this a call to action! It's time to get rid of the kid/adult stuff we don't need! Doesn't it feel great when you get rid of clutter, whether you throw it away or give it away?

I read a story about a woman who pledges to toss 10 things a day for a year. She writes about it on her blog. It inspired me. It can be anything from plastic bags to hair brushes to old socks. It doesn't have to be big, it just has to be something.

If you do it starting today, you can toss 2,640 things by the end of the year! Don't forget you can sell things too. My husband just sold about a dozen clutter-makers online. I'm in the process of rounding up my daughters' neglected Barbies and American Girl dolls. My son's superheroes are on my most wanted list too. Nothing's safe! Good luck!

Let's say it together, de-clutter and de-stress.

Lynda is the mom of three and co-host of The Mix Morning Show on Mix 101.5 WRAL-FM. Find her here on Thursdays. Click here to see her Facebook page.



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  • AMazeder Apr 13, 2013

    Lynda, you have inspired me! I have gotten rid of 10 things each day for the past three days. Nothing big yet, but even the little things are making a visible difference. Thank you for the reminder that big results are made up of many little steps in the right direction!

  • grammajm Apr 11, 2013

    andreanicole686 - Nothing to get over, I just see Lynda as a classier lady than using "offensive"? (WRAL's description)slang and figured she could have chosen something else from her vast media vocabulary for her story (junk? stuff? excess? etc...) and it would have still gotten her point across. No problem here, just a suggestion to Lynda, which seems to bother other people! Geez!

  • andreanicole686 Apr 11, 2013

    grammajm-Really? Why do people have to complain about cr*p all the time?

    I do agree if she can say it we should be able to too. But it's really that offensive to you?! Get over it!

  • lilybugs2 Apr 11, 2013

    If people keep COMPLAINING about everything on here before long no one will want to write a blog at all. Sorry, but life isn't fair- you didn't get to use the word and Lynda did.

  • loriac Apr 11, 2013

    I like the word cr*p to talk about all the accumulating stuff! I highly recommend Freecycle (free It's really easy to get started, and I've found it's easier to part with things when I know they are wanted and will be well used by someone else! (did I really need to keep those Loony Tunes glasses for 30 years, carefully wrapped in the attic? Amazing how many people wanted those!) It also makes me think 3 times now before buying more 'stuff' - unless it's replacing something or is truly needed. Thank goodness I'm past the superhero/tranformer stage!

  • Lasata Apr 11, 2013

    Hi Lynda! My neice has been begging for American girl doll since Thanksgiving I would love to know if you would be willing to sell them for? Thanks for any help

  • Lab mom Apr 11, 2013

    I use the word c*#p all day long. Really?

  • grammajm Apr 11, 2013

    britt0485 - I found it hillarious that WRAL wouldn't let me post the word because they said it was "offensive", yet Lynda was able to post it on their website in her blog. So, talk to WRAL about why they find that word offensive. I find it "hillarious" that they have double standards!

  • inchworm714 Apr 11, 2013

    How much are you putting your American Girl dolls up for? My oldest would LOVE THEM.

  • bmw11 Apr 11, 2013

    People are now offended by the word "cr*p"?? Hilarious.

    I'm with you, Lynda! Need to de-clutter.