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Simple Challenge #12 – Ship it out

How did the last double challenge go? How have the challenges in general been going?  What have been your favorite and most challenging so far?

The purse and the book were both fun for me last week.  I found a new purse and I just got a book from one of my favorite authors.  (I plan out the challenges several months ahead, so I got lucky on timing 🙂)

My last few purses (and as a minimalist I just have one at a time) have been from Goodwill.  The last one didn’t last as long as I thought it should, but it cost less than $5 and was re-using something someone else might have thrown away.  This time I splurged on a $10 purse.  I love buying used 🙂

Here is what I’ve got:

 Wallet, checkbook, gum, glasses, pen, phone, keys, chap-stick, lip gloss, lipstick, small kit with scissors and tweezers, and a kindle.   My clutter problem is always receipts…. they seem to stack up and pile up in the bottom.

I have been reading The 4-Hour Chef this week.  I haven’t finished… or come close yet, but it is almost 700 pages and I read pretty slow.  I am loving it and because I can put it in my purse with the kindle.  It is easy to fit reading it in whenever I get a bit of extra time.  It has been inspiring me and I cooked a bunch of fun stuff last week 🙂

Ready for this weeks challenge?

Pretty basic this week.  Can you fill up a bag and donate it?  Not trash, and not stuff you want to sell.  One big donate bag.

Find a bag now and watch for things all week to add to it.

Good luck!


  1. Kim Kim

    Good Morning!
    Last week challenges; Purse cleaning did right away, lots and lots of receipts from our weekend road trip but I feel more put together now that I don’t have those receipts in the way and falling out as I’m digging for my wallet or phone. 🙂 Oddly, I did not find time to read. I love reading but just didn’t find the time. The week was spent getting ready for my daughters 6th Birthday Party Sleepover and a full week of daycare kids. Yesterday was just cleaning, cleaning, cleaning as the girls piled out in the morning leaving a whirlwind of a mess. It didn’t help I didn’t sleep even 2 hours that night, up late with the girls, started to fall asleep then the dog got sick in the dog room so I was stuck trying to scrup floors without waking the girls and haul out the dog mess to the garbage. Anyways, I did not take time to read, which I should have….
    The donate sounds like a great idea. I’m anxious to get that going 🙂 My favorite challenges so far are ones that involve getting rid of items, I love the extra push to purge stuff…..
    Have a terrific week!

    • Kim, sounds like a crazy week 🙂

  2. Elizabeth Kane Elizabeth Kane

    Working on the donate bags this week. We’re about to move soon, so I’m sure there will be even more bags after that as well.

    And the search for the perfect puse…not too large, not too small. And no matter what, it has to have room for my inseparable Kindle!

    • Yep, perfect purse 🙂

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