Declutter 365 Items in 2011: 20 Items
I have joined the Declutter 365 items Challenge from the Ultimate Money Blog, and this week I’ve managed to declutter…
Well, I’m estimating my decluttered items at 20 so far. Why? Well as I do laundry I pull out items that are becoming too small for my son and I put them in a bag to take to my sister-in-law who has a son about 1.5 years younger than ours. I took over a kitchen trash bag FULL of items AND a pair of snow boots (it’s been snowing so these are hopefully coming in REALLY handy for them).
The only problem is I didn’t take a picture, AND I didn’t actually count the items in the bag. But it was full of 2T boy clothes and I know I can fit 20 shirts into a grocery bag- so I KNOW there were at least 20 items in that kitchen trash bag easily. I am really going to have to start COUNTING my items and taking pictures.
On a fantastic note, my sister had her baby on the 15th. Why is this fantastic? (Other than the obvious- I have a new adorable niece?) Well I can get rid of countless TOTES full of kid/baby girl STUFF from our storage container. It is going to be great! As long as it stops snowing long enough that we can get to it. We also gave my new niece one of our daughter’s premie outfits that has been hanging out in the doll clothes. After 5 years, we never thought we’d have another baby tiny enough to be able to wear it!
I’m really stoked about being able to purge the trash bag to my nephew and the prospect of the amount of accumulation we will be purging to my sister over the next few months (yes, months. I have a toy box, toys, and lots of clothes. She has a super small apartment- I’m sure we’ll have to house things for a little bit longer as she needs them!).
Are you following along with the Declutter Challenge? I’d love to hear how you’re doing!