Originally Posted by FuzzyOne
trying to not follow in my hoarding mother's footsteps, i have been really clearing things out. i don't have emotional attachment to items (very few anyway) so the job of clearing out, in and of itself, isn't that hard. in december i was able to get rid of 132 items and for this month i have set a total of 400. i haven't started my tally yet, but i have cleared out the entire right side of my kitchen and our two linen closets......i am not sure exactly what my point is - i am just feeling really discouraged right now. if you made it this far, thanks for listening
You need a few successes to post. Can you quickly grab a little grocery bag and run through the major rooms and grab obvious things that are quick and easy to dispose of? Newspapers, magazines, junk mail? That kind of thing? Before you know it you'll be back her posting 20/400 instead of 0/400---another place I was quickly and easily able to add to my count was my kitchen utensil drawers.
Please don't feel discouraged, and remember that the reason there is such a challenge as this is that we're all in this together---and A LOT of people are struggling with clutter. A flylady statement that helps me a lot is "your house didn't get dirty in a day and it's going to take more than a day to clean it" or declutter it---or whatever.
Please come back and post right away when you've tossed some items so we can cheer you on!!
Originally Posted by my2girlz
Today I'm adding these.
1 for the group of stuff I threw out of my wallet
1 for the old expired coupons I threw out
5 piles of junk threw out from tote under my desk
So now I'm at 70/300
I'll be posting an updated list tomorrow and I did the same thing today---I was wondering how much it was "worth" (it was so huge, the pile of receipts I threw out), but like you, I'll take a modest "1"
Not too late at all---I joined after the beginning of the month in December and I came across the finish line with flying colors. Welcome.
And come on any other wannabees! It's not too late. It's not too hard and it starts to take on a life of it's own. It even gets easier as you go and you start to get very enterprising about boosting your count (cleaning out the pen and pencil cup, etc.)