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?