I love hosting challenges that you can participate in, right along with me.  It's great to see you applying the tips I share in each post.  And the accountability of posting my progress for you keeps me going when I may be tempted to slack off :)

Based on feedback, it seems that you find it easier to complete a decluttering or organizing project when you're doing it with others too.

If you're reading these challenges after they were run, you can still join in by leaving a comment.  I'll encourage you as you go through each part of the challenge!  You may even find others joining in at the same time too.

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You've Got Too Much Email Challenge | The Great Photo Purge Challenge

You've Got Too Much Email Challenge

Is your email inbox overwhelming? Mine was. So I started a challenge to declutter our inboxes.

I shared my progress each week and gave lots of tips for helping you declutter your inbox too.

I still have a way to go (I started with over 8,000 emails and deleted over 6500!), but now I'm just doing a few minutes here and there until I'm finished.

The most important thing is, the lessons I learned through this challenge are helping me keep my inbox clean as new emails come in.  So I'm no longer overwhelmed when I open my inbox!

If you've got a cluttered inbox, check out these posts for tips to help you declutter it.  And leave me comments with your goals and/or progress.  Even though the challenge is over, I'll still encourage you as you go through your emails!

Here are all the posts in the series.  {Sorry the pictures aren't very exciting for this series - most are just my spreadsheet updates!}

The Great Photo Purge Challenge

Do you have photo clutter?  Either digital or printed?  Then this series of posts is for you!  The first half of the series is all about purging digital photos.  And in the second half we tackle printed photos.

I share tons of tips in these posts as well as my photo purging progress.  I'm still working my way through my digital photos, a little bit at a time so I'm not overwhelmed. 

You can join in at at any time and just leave me a comment so I can encourage you!

Here are all the posts in the series:


  1. I'm starting this challenge quite late as I have a major project due 10/28. But after that getting through my photos is my main goal. I have not only all of my own printed photos, but my mother's and both grandmothers' as well. So many of them are in old, falling apart photo albums. I know that I can wean down many, many of the photos in these albums, but I'm wondering what you do with the now half-empty albums? I'm not planning on scanning them all to digital at this time, but I'm also not a scrapbooker in the sense of the highly decorative albums with pretty stickers, papers etc. How do I cull down the number of physical albums but still keep the important physical photos? Thanks.

    1. Welcome to the challenge! You can start whenever :) If you're not planning to scan your photos, I'd suggest getting some newer albums for the photos you keep. Most of the older albums either had those photo corners to hold photos in (which probably no longer stick and you end up with an album of loose photos), or they had those old sticky pages (which actually can cause your photos to deteriorate because of the chemicals in them). The newer albums are usually photo safe. Then you can enjoy all the photos you're keeping, while taking up less shelf space.


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