Daily Archives: April 12, 2010
I don’t know if the first day was the easiest or the hardest. It started out well. My dresser was easy. I pulled a ton of clothes. But as I moved around the house a little more I started making excuses to keep things. Most of this will end up being donated, but some of the clothes are too worn to do anyone any good.
- An old tote from Target that’s been in a box for ages. I found this in a box of my old college things full of old artwork and paperwork from my university days. It was a $20 target bag years ago and I know I’ll never use it again. Donated.
- Ill fitting college clothes. One of my new years resolutions was to stop my addiction to cheap, trendy clothing that never seem to fit quite right and just sits in my drawer after a month. Instead I plan on purchasing quality, classic pieces to build a wardrobe that is versatile and will last me years. This stuff never gets worn anymore and doesn’t really suit my current lifestyle. Donated.
- My old slippers. I just got another pair of these while in Portland to replace this pair which I have repaired the sole on a few times already. It’s time to retire them.
- A pair of yearbooks from the 1970′s I promised to do something crafty with. Of course I never did. They were free so I figured I might as well take them home. They will be going back to the book sale and perhaps someone else can find a use for them. Donated.
- A couple of white shirts that aren’t very white anymore. They were nice shirts, but they just look dingy now. Too worn to donate.
- A pile of cheap, mass-produced jewelry I found in an old jewelry box. Some of this stuff is from high school. I don’t know how it escaped the purge pile before. Donated.
- Old cell phone. Figured I would keep it in case my current phone died. I’d probably just get a new phone. Donated.
- A calendar from the kitchen. It’s a pretty calendar, but I honestly only look at it to flip the month. It’s just clutter in the kitchen right now. Donated.
- A Beadazzler. Given to me by a friend. She never used it and I won’t either. Donated.
- A pile of cell phone chargers. My mom sent me every charger she could find when she mailed me her hand-me-down phone and they have been in a tangled pile in my office for almost 8 months now. I don’t have the phones for these and I don’t know why I was keeping them. Donated.
So there we have it. Day one down!
When I was uploading these photos I got a notice my disc was getting full. I go into my iphoto trash bin and there are 3,743 photos waiting to be deleted! It took a few tries to get the trash to empty because it was SO FULL but they are gone now and I have a TON more space on my computer.
Happy Monday everyone!
After reading an inspiring set of posts on this challenge over at Running Stitch, I decided it was time I take on the challenge myself. This challenge was officially issued by Make Under My Life inspired by the book Throw Out 50 Things, and while I’m a little late to the party I think it’s something we all could do.
Hi, my name is Lindsey and I’m a keep-oholic. I married a man who also tends to be a member of this club and together we a lot of stuff. I woke up this morning and decided it was high time I do something about it. Spring is here and I have yet to do any spring cleaning.
So starting today I will be getting rid of (at least) 10 things. I will do this for 5 days (might not be in a row) to total (at least) 50 things. I will post each purge in pictures and talk about why it’s on its way out.
Anyone with me?
Edit to clarify: Throwing out doesn’t necessarily mean throwing away. A lot of what I will be getting rid of will be donated. It just needs to be out of our space.
To start your week off with the right amount of cute-ness I bring another photo from Simple Tess (who provided last week’s cute). I think the smirk on this little hedgehog’s face is just too priceless. He is clearly quite the charmer. Hope this little slice of adorable made you smile this bright and sunny Monday morning.