My last count was 348.... Shortly after my last post (in which we brought 102 books to the library), we discovered some bags of books that had been forgotten under the table- it was 88 more books (in 8 bags, bring my total up to 356, no idea why I'm still bothering to count!), so including the 22 books we brought in the beginning of the month, we have donated 212 books to our library this month!
Of course many are my mom's so each individual book doesn't count toward my own total...
Today we finally made the long trek up to my ex's! No way to count everything I got rid of there, except that it all managed to fit in four small/medium bags- first, a TP bag that had been left in the closet after the last roll was used
, I more than filled that with the toiletries I wasn't willing to part with a year ago but have lived without for 9 months now and obviously don't need! This is when I discovered the first bit of evidence that his brother is a sociopath... more on that later- the rest that went into trash was from throughout the house, including mail (they don't recycle there and I was not about to bring it on the 3 bus + train ride home!!) and I don't even know what else. Old receipts. Nothing large. Then eventually I realized I couldn't avoid making a donate pile, where I put at least four dozen items of clothing DD outgrew. DX wanted to keep some DVDs that were going into that pile, and 2 DVDs came home with me. Also took a huge chunk of the newborn diaper stash, hoping most of it sells! Not counting it since it just shifted from one household to the other and I am going to have to get rid of it whether it is here or there. Ok on to the sociopath bit.
I discovered that my knife set (which I was pretty anal about- wouldn't let any of the knives sit in the sink or go through the dishwasher) has been ruined by DX's younger (21 y.o.) brother who was staying over a couple nights a week for a while. He apparently broke off the tips of several knives and put others to flame...
Also as I was going through my stuff in the bathroom closet (which has been pretty much the only stuff in there since DX's older brother's BF moved out), I discovered that used q-tips (like with ear wax on them) had been just tossed in there... all over. in with some stuff I had in baskets, just sitting amongst the bottles, everywhere. Probably 3 dozen or so... and both ends had been used! So this person was doing this habitually... and that's just the kind of thing he does apparently. The q-tips were in there and the trash was just inside the bathroom (3 feet and a doorway away- apparently a stretch for him) so he just chucked them right there. I was ....amazed. Just had to share!
ETA: so I don't know if I should give up counting or what, but I think today should count as fifty. I'm not counting the items that I set aide for donation or the stuff I organized that is ready to be moved into some yet-to-be-found-or-afforded new place. Just what was trashed
mostly small things but definitely at least fifty of them.