Tuesday, January 1, 2013


Oh My Oh My!!!!!

I have got through my living room, dining room minus the bottom of the china cabinet, THM's toy closet/clothes, bathroom and hall closet.

That is a ton to go through in such a short amount of time.  So far 229 items have been put in the donation pile. Plus some I am going to gift my mom. Some I am going to gift my brother's girlfriends mom and a box to trade to go out.

Even THM has a pile. He did really great and earned a new iPad game.

Plus a ton of recycle and trash.

I have made great strides in getting stuff out. That number may not seem like a ton to most but my living room looks bare. My closet is organized.

I have a little trick to help me. I use the like it, love it, hate it frame of mind.  If I love it I keep it. If I like it I think about it and before the day is over, or the next morning, I make a decision.  And easy if I hate it it goes in the appropriate pile.

I also take the trash and recycle out at the end of the night. It helps keep the steam up. I see the stuff leaving.  Now for donation I have a huge pile. I was waiting until I got a good parking spot to put it all in the car.  Luckily for me I got one today and I will (with the help of THH) take it all out to the car and take it to the thrift store tomorrow. The faster it gets out the better.

Here are a few pictures of the donation pile. When all is said and done in the first sweep I will show pictures of the bareness and easy to clean house.

Pile #1  Misc from when I see something I don''t need I throw it here in the laundry room. 

Pile #2  The main pile.  When I am going through a room I make the pile to keep it all nice and neat. That way I can make one swoop to itemize for donation and take to the car. 

I am feeling great about this. We are hoping to move this year. Not going to have to move all this junk!!!

Are you trying to have less "stuff" in your life? 

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