It will officially start on Oct 1, but just getting ready! I need to get the house into the new season- Get ready for winter etc. Also clear things out before the holiday, change the clothes over so many things! Also my dh has to tackle the garage after the summer.
I plan to do 500 items but anyone is welcome to try to reach that goal and also not to do 500 items.
Here is what counts:
anything you sell on the tp, ebay, Craigslist etc
anything you freecycle, give back to the rightful owners, donate, give away.
anything you throw out but I would much rather somehow get the item back out there thats not possible and I will also be throwing stuff out.
If you have a small box of your old college papers in the attic and you toss it- its one item. If you also toss your dh's box as well, its two items.
The old mayo jar in the fridge counts as an item, two separate happy meal toys count as two items.
If someone is doing a can goods drive, give them a few good items, they count!
You old tax record from 1998 counts as one item to be shredded.
500 sounds like a lot but once you get started you will be surprised how fast you can drum up 500 items and then some! I go thru everything when I do this down to the makeup drawer and over the washer shelf.
Remember you have an entire month to do this so pace yourself. I already arranged for a local charity to come to my house on Oct 20th to do a pickup so it gives me some time. I plan on dedicating about 30-60 minutes on avg daily.
Post your successes and how you are doing with your count as we go!
"The true joy of life is the trip. The station is only a dream. It constantly out distances us."