+ 100 at least
538 our of 2012
1474 to go
7 items. 3 well loved (read trashed) board books recycled. 1 cat toy, 1 balloon, 2 pieces of random trash mixed in with DS's toys tossed.
I haven't been around much but I've been decluttering like crazy over my holidays. Last count I was at 725, and I figure I'm around 1300. I've been rounding up and down here and there, but today alone my purging numbers are 42 peices of my clothing and shoes, 15 magazines, 51 peices of garbage, 5 gift bags, a knitting bag with two knitting books and about 80 free patterns(I counted these as 8), plus another huge bag of stuff that I lost count at around 75 and kept packing it in so I'll count it as 100 (curtains and rods, baby blankets, jackets, teddy bear, lamp receiving blanket, puzzle books, wallet, gift box, etc).
I also put a sign on our mailbox saying "No junkmail, flyers or newspapers". I can't beleive how much time amd energy it has saved me not having to cart all the crap to the recycling bin everyday.
Later this week I'm tackling my sons fall/winter wardrobe that has accumulated through the year and is out of control. He doesn't need 20 pairs of blue jeans no matter how nice they are or how little they have been used.
I'm having a really hard time staying motivated right now though. First of all, my house doesn't look much more spacious or decluttered. Second, my husband is not on board at all and it's causing some serious resentment between us right now. Lastly, people keep giving me hand-me downs for my son, I appreciate it but I feel like I'm dealing with other peoples inability to control their spending habits. I keep looking around and how much more stuff I could get rid of and the thought of sorting through it all is really stressing me out, especially knowing that I won't get any help and it won't be appreciated.
wp - you're doing great :) I know it's really hard if your family doesn't support your goals! Managing a lot of stuff is really hard work, but that's why we are all doing this. You will get there! I think maybe my partner didn't understand at first, but after awhile he has really started to understand how much better it is to have less things. Just lead by example and I bet he will come around :)