2012 in 2012 – Weeks 1-3
The other day I was visiting At Home, At Work, At Play and this is what I saw (Catalina gave me permission to use her graphic – thanks!):
- 2 pair of pants
- 12 articles of kids’ clothing
- 32 kids’ rubber stamps
- 1 teddy bear
- 1 tree topper
- 26 small Christmas tree ornaments
- 1 doll
- 1 pair of tights
- 1 book
- 1 collectable catalog
- 1 fairy ornament
- Donated:75 items
- Trashed: 1 item
- Sold: 3 items
Weeks 1-3 ~ 2012 – 79 = 1933
As of January 20th, 2012 I have removed 79 items from my home. The problem is I have no idea how many items made their way into my house. I suppose I should keep track of that too, but that may become too depressing. The idea is that we should get rid of more than we bring in, so that there is a net loss at the end of the year. However, I wouldn’t look at it as a loss…
It would be a gain of space. Less clutter means more open space in which to live and breathe.
It would be a gain of time. Less stuff means fewer things to clean, dust, and launder.
It would, in a way, be a gain of money. I would be spending less on cleaning, laundering supplies if I had fewer things. (Ok, maybe that one’s a stretch, but it feels good to put that in there.)
So, will anyone else join me on this journey? Let me know in the comments. If I get a couple of people, perhaps I can look into putting a linky-thing on here in the coming weeks so we can support each other in this endeavor. Who’s with me?
This post is linked to Titus 2sdays, Women Living Well, and Raising Homemakers.
Heather :) :) :)
I think I’d like to try this. Goodness knows, I have a LOT of stuff in my house and it’s really cluttered. One of my plans is to start selling some of my stuff on eBay, too 🙂 🙂 I’ll be looking forward to keeping up with this series and I’ll bookmark it. Love and hugs from the ocean shores of California, Heather 🙂