A pictorial of the fraction of the items we have discarded since January 1st. Our goal? To rid our home of 2,015 items in 2015. We are at about the half-way mark. Tune in this Friday for the weekly update on items moved on to another life!
Why the effort? A frugal home is an efficient one, and when you are constantly tripping over, moving, or walking around clutter, it is near impossible to be efficient. It was a vacation that drove this idea to reality -- if we don't need it when we are away, why do we hold on to it? Yes, there are some items we use once a year, but love. And then there are the scads of items that slither into our lives that take up space and energy. This year we'll say good-bye, lighten our load, turn some into cash, and have a home that is (I hope) far easier to clean! Will we make it to 2,015? The long-hanging fruit are gone, it's time to get serious!
These came with the house.....back in 2010!
Listed for free on Craigslist, gone within an hour.
A desk that simply was not needed, and a perfect space for clutter to build.
Sold it on Craigslist for $75
Came with the house, sold for $10!
Inherited from my parent's home. Sold on Ebay -- price escapes my memory.
Yet another relic from prior owner(s)? Free via Craigslist, gone within a day!
And yet, there is more to be purged. What will be next?