I’ve purged through: clothes, jewelry, makeup and reserve beauty stuff.
I still need to purge: the white bin, the paper bin, the pink bin (perhaps bins in general), craft stuff and anything possibly lingering in my suitcase.
Bonus points for: books, kitchen stuff and green box files.
AND since my challenge ends tomorrow, I that means I pretty much have to do it today… 3 months ago
in my larger resolution to simplify my life… and the easiest because it’s physical. I’m going to give myself a month to go through the rest of my stuff. 4 months ago
Getting ready to move, I had this thought with every thing I touched: “do I wanna bother lifting this or making my friends lift this?” In the end, many times the answer was “no.” I still have a few boxes of things to sell on Craigslist, and some magazines to work through but I’m down by quite a bit. 14 months ago
I love it, so much joy!!!!!!!!!1 2 years ago
I’ve had 2 dump trips recently to get rid of clothing. I still have way more to go through (I’m 22, how did this happen?!).
Now I need to look at my books and things. I hate the idea of getting rid of books, so I may just ship them to friends as gifts, but in an effort to save on postage… where can I donate that will get good use out of them? I may just go to the library and see if they’d like them, instead of my normal local thrift store. 2 years ago
Like most people, I have way too much stuff. Most of it is stuff that I don’t use, which makes it even worse. I plan to clean out my closet and gradually whittle down my possessions over the course of the next year. 2 years ago
I want all of my possessions to fit in a backpack. If it can’t fit it in my backpack with my other necessities (clothes, toilet paper, laptop, etc.), then I don’t need it…
I want cash in the bank, and only carry/own/be-responsible-for the few items I really need in my daily life. I’ll be at this point someday soon. I’ll be free of my possessions, and I’ll never make the mistake of acquiring either worthless junk or “assets” (which are only as valuable as the economy, which was f!cked by the gov) ever again.
Now that I’ve wasted my time conducting business in a failed America, I’ve come to realize that being a hobo makes more financial sense than having a job in this country. Isn’t that great?
Whether I can find some way to sell all my stuff and escape from this jurisdictional prison or not, I’m certainly not going to spend the rest of my days supporting my captors through taxes. I’d rather make nothing, than have to share any portion of my income with the very people responsible for raping my family financially. 3 years ago
The idea of having so much stuff you have to throw it out makes me uneasy. Our culture (USA) is so obsessed with having lots of belongings that it wrecks havoc on the environment. Resources are stripped from the planet just to manufacture these thing. Many of them are cheaply made so people can get them on sale at Walmart. Then after a few uses, we tend to stuff them in a basement/attic corner. It piles up for years, and then if we are lucky we find time to get rid of it. Then the landfills are taxed because all this crap will now go there and sit there for thousands of years.
So as long as I can be somewhat “green” about this, it’s very therapeutic and rewarding. I am also reading a book called Living the Simple Life by Elaine St. James. I read a couple of chapters, then get rid of more stuff.
This is not just about getting rid of stuff. It’s also about making the stuff you have useful. For example, I have several bags of boys’ clothing. My son who is nearly 3 can use this stuff. It would be a shame if I just went out and bought him a whole new wardrobe because I forgot about these bags of clothes. I would have to yet again have them donated or they would wind up in the trash! Luckily I came across the bags just in time.
So now I am washing the donated clothes to create his fall wardrobe. I am using a long cycle with hot water because I smell a strong perfume on the clothes. To ease my guilt I will line dry the load.
The other day I tossed out a ton of old bills, checks, bank statements, check stubs, etc. I composted some of it and recycled the rest.
I’m getting there little by little. Hopefully I won’t have much to throw out and this goal is just a matter of organizing. Whatever I do have to get rid of I really hope another family can use it. 3 years ago
I gave away more books and my great son got a lot of stuff out of his room to go to Good Will. 3 years ago
Sold it to the Ca$h Converters. It was fun and funny at the same time. 4 years ago