Ok. I took part in the 150 by Christmas challenge and I'm in the 2011 in 2011 challenge. I guess you could say I'm pacing myself there as I'm not off like gangbusters but steady stuff is leaving.
Anyway I went around my house on Jan 1 and took pictures of what it actually looked like. I didn't straighten or clean or anything so I guess you can consider there the "before." I will do it again next year and see if anything looks different after a year of purging. I always look at those before and afters on the web and in magazines and I NEVER think the befores look THAT bad. I'm telling you, WE have stuff. So here they are. I've taken the whole house, but I only put up the downstairs areas.