4 soft toys
lots of old socks
pile of old bras
large metal muffin tray that bakes muffins which smell of metal
We've been on vacation and I'm falling behind... but today I've eliminated some "digital clutter," reducing my email contacts from about 650 to 250. I deleted all the people whose names I no longer recognized, all the ex-boyfriends with whom I am not on speaking terms, and all of my very old connections and colleagues from a field I don't work in anymore. Now, if somebody hacks into my email and sends something to all my contacts, at least the only people getting the fake email from me will be people who actually know who I am. Hooray!!! :) I'm gonna call that 5 items for the day -- 'cause really, digital clutter just isn't as satisfying as "real" clutter, but it takes lots of time to eliminate.
I hear you on the digital clutter, for some reason I hoard email, I am going to make one of my missions to be decluttering my inbox. But for today I have prepared 13 more items for consignment and 5 for charity, also had a stockpile of soap and shampoo and gave a box worth to a friend in need, I'll count as 5 more items for a total of 23 items, putting me at 63 out of 2011.....
It's been a while since I last posted, but decluttering has stepped up now that DH has jumped right in on the action.
7 items from the fridge
2 items from freezer
7 items from pantry
6 baby spoons
2 pacifiers & strap
package of diaper pail deodorizers
package of diaper pins
2 utensil canisters
desk pen/pencil holder
2 old glue sticks
jar of bottle caps (saved for a craft project that hasn't happened yet)
8 shampoo sample packets combined into shower dispenser
1 pair of shoes
2 plastic bead necklaces
2 hair ties that lost their ability to bounce back, yet I kept them anyway
small plastic container
plastic food container
There's more but I need to tally up the stuff DH got rid of.
another plastic food container
2 half empty beauty products that have been hanging around for too long
stack of instruction manuals for stuff that we no longer have (i keep finding these)
3 model rockets & misc parts
4 items of dog clothing
Pedi Paw that we used once and our dog hated! Clearly the dogs in the commercial were sedated
10 fish tank items
retractable dog leash that no longer retracts & yet I kept it even after buying a new one DH had enough sense to throw it out!
Now off to declutter the kitchen...again!
2 Plastic Containers
3 Puzzle Pieces
Old Fortune from fortune cookie
The most annoying cat toy in the world
2 strollers, one single and one double
Old Diaper Ointment
737 + 28 = 765/2011
Set of Picnic/BBQ dishes & utensils
Kitchen Aid mixer
olive oil bottle that leaked
2 plastic drink bottles
2 mixing bowls
3 wooden utensils
pair of Christmas mugs
set of Christmas cookie cutters
set of Halloween cookie cutters
extra pot lid
Oh, how I have felt like this too. My home isn't much bigger than your apt, but I just can't stand stuff all over the floor (and I hate things piled, too)! hopefully, with less things the cleanup is nice & fast! I had been wondering about you because I am so in awe of your method of counting. I think that I may try this for next years challenge once I meet this year's. I am really getting down to the nitty gritty with this 2011 challenge. It is really making me question my sanity in regards to my desire for minimilism. Way to go and I am glad you are off of page 49!!!
Thank you :) I count everything that comes in the house, besides food and consumable things like toilet paper, because last year I got rid of a lot too, but I felt like we made no progress. I think it must have been because a lot of new things came in. So this year I decided that I wanted to know exactly how many less things we had.
ride on toy
wooden sailboat (decoration)
-34 new things (my son turned 2) lol
-40 new things...a new package arrived from my mom..
-19 new things
handful of dried out markers
7 new things in package from mom