PH_Organizing Scavenger Hunt_CV_MRIn this childhood game, there’s a list of random items to find and individuals or teams go around a designated area or neighborhood in a set amount of time, bringing back the items from the list that were found. So let’s play. The order doesn’t matter. Just check off the items you find—but then put them where they belong, whether that’s in the trash, where they should have been, or in a new home or donation box.

If you didn’t see last week’s post spelling out the “How To” of our Virtual Organizing Day, click here.

When you post or email your “AFTER” photo at the end of your project, list how many of the items you found. Just count the categories found, even if you found 12 of that item. And please tell us what your best, funniest, and/or weirdest discoveries were. 

Spiritivity Scavenger List for July 12th Virtual Organizing Day

  • A yellow push pin
  • A green sticky note
  • An empty cardboard box (could have packing material in it)
  • A pair of scissors
  • A scrap of fabric less than 10 square inches
  • A gorgeous ribbon
  • A more than two-months’ old thank you note from a dear one
  • One of more rubber bands that are so old or stretched that they’re broken
  • A key to who-knows-what with no identification on it
  • A mug out of its usual place
  • A food item that’s beyond its printed expiration date
  • A medication that’s beyond its printed expiration date
  • A business card with your name on it but other info that’s out of date
  • A bobbin to a sewing machine you no longer own
  • An expired coupon
  • A poem or short story you wrote (even if it’s just a draft or a start)
  • A cleaning cloth
  • A long-lost file
  • A lint-removing roller
  • Used rotary cutter blades that you’ll never re-use
  • A beautiful piece of fabric you forgot you bought and haven’t ever used
  • A photograph you’ve been meaning to frame for over two months
  • A catalog from a company you like to purchase from
  • A catalog from a company you’d never buy from
  • A newspaper article someone else gave you to read
  • A menu from a restaurant
  • Rick-rack
  • A foam roller or brush
  • A user guide or product manual
  • Something that belongs in your safe or safety deposit box
  • A drawing made by a child
  • A love note or card someone wrote to you
  • A stiff previously used paint brush
  • Candidate’s statement or advertising for an election that’s already taken place
  • An electronic cord or component that you lost and have since replaced
  • A tool you’ve had for over 10 years but have never used
  • A pair of reading or sewing glasses with an old prescription that no longer works for you
  • Candy
  • One of a pair of something, without its mate
  • A photo you meant to get framed
  • A CD
  • Something with French words on it
  • Something with Italian words on it
  • A partially filled sketch or idea book
  • Tea bags (2 or more)
  • An emery board
  • A toy or piece of equipment for a dog or cat

Remember, Spiritivity = Spirit + Creativity. We’re bringing Spiritivity into this day by following Jesus’s spiritual advice and becoming more like little children as we go about our work. And what’s the work? Well, if cleanliness is next to Godliness, then organizing helps us enter into a certain kind of spiritual bliss, especially when we donate our excesses to bless those with less, and look upon what we have with gratitude!