Saturday, January 2, 2010

1,000 pound challenge

As I am cleaning the boys' room again today I have decided to keep track of just how much junk I am getting rid of this year. I'm challenging myself to get at least 1,000 pounds of un-necessary stuff out of my house by the end of the year. I'm not sure if 1,000 pounds is too much or too little, but as I throw out and give away stuff I no longer need or want, I'm going to weigh it and post it on the side bar mostly for myself, but it may interest some of you as well. I plan to focus on a room a month and purge everything we no longer use or love. By the end of the year, I should have more room in the house for the people who are the important parts of what makes a house a home. Too long I have let the stuff of the house rule and I'm done with that. So, today starts the weigh in and emptying of things no longer needed. Out go old clothes that no longer fit, trash hiding under beds and knitting magazines (those were in the sewing room) that had dreams of becoming wonderful sweaters, but never enough time to actually become reality. I hope that in letting go, I will find more room for the things I do love and care about.

1 comment:

elsie123 said...

I never thought about clearing out stuff in terms of pounds. I like it! Of course, I would come across this after I chunked several things (some heavy) this week. :) It's all good, we're making room for what's important to us. Good luck on your goal.