Day 7 of the July Challenge

So many reasons to keep up at this pace.  I even have a new slogan:  18 things a day until 2018.  Even though it technically qualifies as a SMART goal, I don’t know if it really is.  It’s a little hard to keep up.  I can do my best though and everyone in my house will be better off for it whether I make it or not!

I even did the math.  If I can do it for 112.11 days out of the remaining 174 days of the year, I will have gotten rid of 2018 things.  And that will put me pretty close to 5,000 things in total.  Maybe I’ll make more than 112 days and actually reach the 5,000 goal.  Ok, enough day dreaming for now.

Here’s my 18 things for Day 7:

  • Shape-Ups shoes
  • Tupperware pitcher.  I like these pitchers but I have a bunch of them and I don’t need a bunch.
  • Fisher Price veterinarian clinic
  • Empty shoe box
  • Nail clipper kit
  • The Box Blockbuster movie
  • The Upside of Anger Blockbuster movie – I don’t know if the movies are actually in the cases.  I didn’t look.
  • Pink Peeps.  I won’t let the kids eat these so obviously they’re from someone else.  We do eat the yellow ones though.  And Peeps people, if you’re reading this, even people who eat candy look at the ingredients.
  • Toothpaste.  Out it goes, more bad ingredients.
  • A sock – yes, just one 🙂
  • Pillow
  • Half drank bottle of water.  You all know what I’m talking about.  I have, however, found many uses for these half empty bottles of water.  It works in my clothes iron.  I pour it into the cat dishes.  The plants don’t mind it either.
  • Cat snow pants.  Yes, you read that right.  Cat snow pants.  It snows here.
  • Western hat
  • Black clogs
  • Empty pill bottle
  • Empty jewelry gift box
  • And, last but not least.. are you ready for this?… Teen Compression Short & Cup.  New.  Still in the package.  This was actually part of a white elephant gift that I got last Christmas at work.  It’s been in the back of my truck for no reason ever since.

126 Things So Far in July

day 7 of the July Challenge

Day 23 of the 21 Day Decluttering Challenge

I don’t feel like counting things today but I’m going to anyways.  I need to keep up with the progress.  I wasn’t expecting to be home tonight but I was and managed to get rid of a few things.  I’m also going to need to come up with a new title since we’re past day 21 now!  I’ll try to think of something new tomorrow.

  • Yellow backpack – Kitty not included
  • 3 Plastic bags
  • Canvas grocery bag with broken handle
  • Scarf
  • Pair of socks
  • Broken Tupperware container
  • 2 Packs of crayons
  • Purina towel
  • Christmas glass
  • Tornado toy – this is going again, it was snatched out of  my pile the other day
  • Single sock
  • Sunglasses
  • Pair of tights
  • 1937 Ford Pick up – this is going again too.
  • Brown Bobby Jack pants – second time for this too!
  • Handyman magazine
  • The Pampered Chef catalog
  • Lid to a container
  • Another pair of socks
  • Scentsy catalog
  • Purple cup from The House on the Rock – I love this cup but the lid leaks!
  • Broken laundry basket not in the pic
  • 42 various papers not in the pic either

decluttering challenge

67 things!

Granted a few of them were doubles but I figured that I had to convince someone to let me get rid of them a second time so I counted them again.

And what do you all think about the papers?  Do you count each paper or just throw them away without counting them at all?  Do you count them as “1 pile of papers”?  I can’t decide but I hate going through piles of papers so maybe I should count them.  I won’t ever have to touch them again and that’s what I’m going for.

I wish that I would have gone to see my horse tonight.  There’s not going to be many nice evening left and I haven’t been out there in almost a week.  I just want to get this done but I need to make myself do things I enjoy too.

Grand total = 1,180 since September 1st, 2016.