1 old couch
1 giant wardrobe
1 double mattress
1 double box spring
1 old armchair
5 items --> 279/2013
2 piles of valentine's day cards
1 used gift card
1 pile of expired coupons
2 containers of leftovers
1 old wallet
5 dried up pens/markers
2 couches that have been on my porch for months
1 pile of old birthday cards
1 shrivelled up helium balloon
1 scrub brush
10 pieces of DS#1 artwork(after photos were taken)
Joining this thread late..
I thought I was done with decluttering, when I sold the last item I decided I could part some 2 weeks ago. However, after doing some soul searching and reading, I've decided to take it to a new level and do one more round of culling. Now it's the nicer stuff, the stuff we have room for (so technically there should be no problem in keeping it), the stuff I can keep but.. this is the stuff that never really gets used no matter how practical it seems, the stuff we can store but are storing for no good reason and the stuff that is too good to part with and will surely come in handy one day..
So here goes.. I put away 12 items for donation so far and 1 lot of paper towards recycling. My goal is 500 and to do it in the next 8 weeks.
13 / 500
Sold my co-sleeper today. I got a bit choked up when it left. Not because I wanted to hold onto it. Just because it represented that I really am saying goodbye to the tiny baby phase of life. Not that I would choose to have more, though. I've been letting a lot of baby stuff go, but for some reason this was more symbolic. How silly is that, I didn't even really use the dang thing! But this is my nemesis.... sentimentality.
But I'm determined to keep forging ahead! The end of one phase means the beginning of a wonderful new, clutter free phase where I have time to really enjoy my children instead of spending all of my time cleaning up my stuff.
Total for today: only 4 things. But I've got a bunch more at the door ready to go tomorrow.
With the sale of the co-sleeper I've made a total of about $200 so far, too! I'm putting the money I make towards home renovations.
Thanks! I'm pretty excited about getting out of my comfort zone. 892 in 3 months is superb! You're doing wonderfully
I could easily claim way more than 2013 things. I found a big box of cheap, little happy-meal type toys I'd put together a few years ago and forgot about. It was probably 8 - 10 pounds of toys. So yesterday they were hauled away by the county along with a few hundred pounds of rubbish. Yay!
But I'm going to keep tossing and documenting.
2013 - 746 = 1267.
Divided by 10 months left in the year. I need to toss 126.7 'things' a month, by year's end. I can definitely do this!