My daughter moved out and told me that she needed kitchen stuff. I had no problem helping her out! In one day, I was able to fill up a huge bucket of stuff for her. It was so easy and she couldn’t believe how much I was giving her. I was shocked myself and I hope I don’t regret giving so much away. I don’t think I will. There’s still plenty of things in there.
Another Santa hat and some worn out boots, a pitcher, dried up paint and a candle. There’s also a couple little flower pot and a weather thing. There’s a couple other things too that make it 18 for the day.
I think that I decided that I need to get to day 112 by the end of the year. That will make 2018 things. It’s going to be more than that by the end of the year but I’ll change it up once I meet that goal. I’m over half way there and it’s getting super easy now. I got rid of a lot more today but I will post those over the next few days.
I’m still going through things in the basement and have found lots of toys to get rid of. I think this little cloth bag with the arms and legs has been around since I was a teenager. It’s been packed away for years and I didn’t miss it at all so I’m finally getting rid of it. The rest is all just a bunch of junk. 18 more things gone!
Recently, I got one of those multi-size lids so I only need that one. I don’t need all of these that have been in my basement for years untouched. There’s also computer sides and a beach bag that was packed at least 12 years ago.
TIME FOR THE COUNT!!
I’m on day 50 of my 115 (or was it 120?) day challenge of getting rid of 18 things per day. I’m aiming for 2018 things before 2018. For this challenge, I’m at 900 things that I’ve gotten rid of!
That makes my GRAND TOTAL since I started this decluttering effort 3,869 things that I never have to pick up again!!
I can’t wait until I reach 5.000. I knew there was way too much in this house but I never imaged there were that many things. 10,000 things is a very realistic goal.
I’m not sure why sometimes 18 things seems like so many and sometimes it’s nothing but I’m always happy when they add up quickly. I’d like to say that it’s always easier now but it’s not really. Most of these clothes have survived multiple rounds of decluttering efforts and I’m finally getting rid of them. They don’t fit anyone here.
Last time around, my daughter said she wanted the light pink gloves but it’s 2 winters later and she still hasn’t worn them once. She doesn’t like pink. So they’re finally going into the get rid of pile.
Those papers in the plastic bag are cake decorating instructions. I’ve been using frosting tips since I was a little kid so why in the world would I keep that? It came with a set that I bought so that’s probably why but I don’t need them. Maybe someone else could use them.
One of the toughest things for a hoarder… paper! It multiplies. Really, it does. I don’t touch my mailbox for days yet it fills up to the top by the end of the week. I thought I was doing great in the paper department until I started going through random bags around the house. They started to pop out all over the place. As you can see, there’s way more than 18 papers here but I’m still counting them as 18 for the day.