Just after New Year's I stumbled upon a blog that was offering a cleaning and organizing challenge - purge two items a day for a year. My initial reaction was "sign me up!" Purging is one of my favorite pastimes, but then I contemplated the things in our small apartment. Do we have 730 items to sell, donate, or trash? It is an ambitious goal, but what would a goal be if it not almost unattainable. I am going to accept the challenge. I will be happy if we can purge 365 items - one a day - though ultimately I will always be striving to hit that 730 mark.
We have made a bit of a dent without even trying this first month. Mr. Fitz unloaded an old gaming system and several games, we cleaned out our closet and have a pile of clothing items to list on Ebay, I have thrown away several things that are worn out and useless. In all, we have probably purged 30 items. I will find one more thing today to keep us on track with one a day for January.
The flip side of this is monitoring how much stuff we are bringing in to our house. January has been a bad month. We bought a new gaming system with one game (so far), two bedside tables and one side table for the upstairs, a few books, and random other house stuff. I can say that everything we bought is used regularly and that is my ultimate goal in purchasing. I do not want random stuff piling up only to make a mark in my purging list in a few months.