this is what was posted as "rules" in I think November. Of course, I like to make up my own rules and I think it really depends on what will motivate you. Does it motivate you to straighten things? Or what exactly does your house need right now? Those are questions I am asking myself, but this is what I found
OK, so, the "rules," borrowed from Amy's October challenge. Amy, if this isn't ok, would you let me know? Thanks!
"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...
As for if there will be another challenge in February, if someone doesn't start one soon, I will. I am loving this
I also so far have gotten rid of 13 glass jars, and if my freecycle people show up, there will be more today, and tomorrow is garbage day, so hoping to go through the garage a little today, please warm up just a little...
And as soon as I write that, my first freecycle person shows up, a table and two chairs, gone