Getting Rid of our Junk Week 3 of 54

I had an interesting response from a reader after last week’s post. The reader loved the idea of clearing the clutter in her own home but didn’t feel that they really had that much stuff and she would struggle with the high cards such as the Kings which would be 100 items.

I want to explain my philosophy with this card game and clearing clutter from my life. The large number cards I reserve to go through my filing cabinets and get rid of paperwork and the small number cards I generally reserve for larger items like furniture and small appliances.

But remember this whole project’s goal is to declutter and clear out the stuff that is taking up space in our lives so that could also mean emotional mind space. You could delete 100 emails that you have been procrastinating on or trash 500 photos from your phone that keep you from feeling organized because it takes an hour to find what you are looking for.

We all individually set what the number on the card means for us. You could even use the cards to finish certain projects. (Example: Paint one chair for 50 which would be a Queen).

For week 3 I pulled a 3. I have to admit I struggled because I wasn’t ready to get rid of any more large items so I decided to do something else with the 3 card. I have been procrastinating about getting some things done with the Farmers Market stuff I needed to do. I am the Market Manager for our Town’s weekly summer market. This stuff has been weighing on me and for the purpose of this card game I decided to use the 3 to get this stuff done and off my mind.

I completed 3 things for the Market this week:

  • Completely updated the market’s website with current info for the 2022 season.
  • Filled out and submited the market’s paperwork to NY state
  • Updated the Market’s info on Local Harvest which hadn’t been done in over 10 years.

I am happy to say I got all of that done in only a few hours and off my mind for the year. See how that works? That emotional mind space is now clear of to-do list clutter.

For Week 4 I pulled a Joker. Yikes, that means a 500! That’s ok…I have lots of paperwork to toss 😁

If you would like to check out the LeRoy Farmers Market’s updated website please click on

Happy decluttering! -MM

Published by marymargaretripley

I am a professional Bakery Manager at a privately owned grocery store. I also owned my own bakery for over four years. I have been baking for 15+ years professionally. I also teach canning and preserving classes and have been gardening since I was 5 years old. I live in Western, NY with my husband, teenage son, Bernie the Cat and Muffins the Hamster.

5 thoughts on “Getting Rid of our Junk Week 3 of 54

  1. This is such a good way to motivate me to clean. At my first go I turned over a and had a delightful time getting rid of many old bits of paper. I love your suggestion/reminder of other areas like photos and emails ~ they need a good clean out too.


  2. I came here via anne54’s post…I drew a Queen first shot and wondered if I had the stamina to purge yet 50 more items (I’ve been purging these past few months already)…and found that deleting 50 phone photos was exhilarating! So much so, I continued, adding about 20 more to the trash bin. HA!


    1. Hi Laura! So glad this method helps πŸ™‚ We often declutter the big physical stuff but then the mind clutter gets forgotten and that needs to be purged too. Getting rid of the mind clutter helps tame anxiety and if the card game can add a little fun to it than it’s a win!

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