- 10 books
- 8 magazines
- a canning jar wrench
- a candy thermometer
- two meat thermometers
- the "stick blender" attachment for my hand mixer that never actually worked
- 2 oil bottle spouts
- 2 paring knives
- a tea ball
- a grease mop
- a pair of outgrown child's shoes
- 12 documents (scanned and shredded)
Not a bad start, right? And, then life happened. Why I decided to start this little change the week of our biggest event of the year at work I'm not sure, but I had to work late two nights in a row, so I stopped, and then I forgot to start again.
So yesterday, 10 days later, I decided to take on a couple of boxes while I sat at watched Ghost Hunters (because I can no longer just sit and WATCH Ghost Hunters, I have to be doing something else too, so I'm not sure why I bother). I snagged a box that has been sitting in my living room for, oh, I don't know, four or five years, maybe. Figured if I haven't needed whatever was in it in all that time, well, it could probably go.
From that box, I managed to eliminate:
- 11 picture frames
- 2 decorative oil lamps
- 2 crystal penguins
- teacup and saucer set
I've also started flipping through one or two magazines each morning while I drink my coffee. Hopefully this means that in six months or so, my giant basket of magazines will no longer exist.
So I think my activities last night may have completely made up for my little break there. Onward and upward!