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Iheartorganizing April Challenge: Week 1: Entry & Living Room

I’m following along with Iheartorganizing’s challenge to purge 30 items in thirty days. Jen urged us to start in our entry way & living room the first week and purge just 7 items in the first seven days. Well, I got excited. Love a little challenge. I got up to seven items in the entry way really fast, so I bundled a group of lost mittens together into a hat to count as one item, then left the rest of the stuff there as individual items.

Here’s some stuff I purged:

The hat full o’ mittens:

A pink fluffy wrap I wore once seven years ago:

The itty-bitty Alabama backpack none of the kids took to:

The plastic bag carrier some well meaning person bought me:

…and finally a broken wind scroll, a well-used box that’s broken inside, a pretty old tea tin, and a floppy hat no one wears:

Now on to the kitchen! 🙂

(ETA: I can’t get the photos to work today, so I’m putting links and leaving it be as I am running out the door right now)


Lisa Holcomb graduated from Texas A&M University in 1998 with a bachelor’s degree in English. She resides in East Texas with her husband, 3 boys, and 2 cats. She writes fantasy and science fiction for both young adult and adult audiences. She has written for numerous blogs, newsletters, and the occasional poetry magazine. She has spent the last couple decades blogging at various websites about growing up adopted and living and parenting with chronic illness, finally combining it all into one blog at Her first full length novel is nearing completion.