This is my first post in this forum.
We live in a smallish house with three young children, and have a lot of clutter. I'm aiming to get rid of 60 items per day = 1860 total. I think this is doable, as we have lots of extra books, magazines, clothes, craft and office supplies, obsolete electronics, etc. -- and that's not even counting the garage and the storage unit. I'm also going to do what Share Bear suggested: add to the "get rid of" list when I bring new items in to the house. I'll estimate our intake of stuff at 18 items so far (mostly kid stuff -- some essential items, others not so much
: ). So, 1860 + 18 = 1878.
Here are a couple of my motivational images:
1) Once the hallway is clear, the children will be able to play "ghosts" (running through the house with blankets over their heads, shrieking) without me worrying about them knocking over a stack of boxes.
2) I'm looking forward to making a really huge pile of junk out front, to be hauled away on our town's annual clean-up day next month. I want the neighbors to gasp and say, "wow, look at that pile of trash." I want people to drive in from miles around, just to stare at it. And then, quite suddenly, the truck will turn the corner, drive up and do its thing, and then it will all be GONE.
[To be honest, we don't have that much actual junk -- most of it is going to be donated -- but I still love this image. I want to be the queen of the trash pile for a day.
3) We all enjoy making trips to the thrift shop, because there's a good park (with a fenced playground) that we can stop at on the way home.
Anyway, here's what's gone so far:
25 pc children's clothes
5 tote bags
7 worn sippy cups (recycled)
14 jars, yogurt tubs, etc. that I was "saving" (recycled)
65 / 1878
I also have hundreds more items already boxed & bagged for various destinations, but I'm not including them until they're out of the house.
Looking forward to checking back in with you!