I did the Project Simplify back in the early spring and from there, it inspired me to get working on more areas of our home including my 22 Days to Less Mess.
Since the beginning of Project Simplify, here is what I got rid of for 2011:
Four garbage bag sized bags full of adult and children's clothing, and assorted household items.
Three big bags of random garbage.
At least a six foot high pile of recycling.
Twelve (no, that is not a typo) years of Country Woman magazines.
A one year (free) subscription to a babies first year series, sponsored by some local thingy here.
One pop corn popper that suddenly decided to quit working.
One sandwich maker. It still works great, but with nine people in the house, making toasted sandwiches two at a time just isn't going to go over well.
One second hand (from my mom) juice maker. For the two times a year I decide I want red cabbage juice, or carrot juice, it's just not worth it to have it taking up space in my cupboards.
One Japanese fighter model set -- built by Bub, but never painted.
One board game based on some movie that my my kids haven't watched and therefore playing the game is pointless.
One action game -- batteries required that rarely got played.
One box of random dishes, linens, fabrics, etc.
One LARGE bag of towels and linens.
Four large bags of clothes for my SIL for her boys.
You know what? I'm pretty sure that if I started working my way through this house room by room, I could already get rid of more stuff again.
Isn't it a little more than ironic that I can go through my home getting rid of stuff, when even in the town near us, there are families fighting to make ends meet. Never mind people half way around the world.
It is my goal in 2012 to be far more mindful of how and where I'm spending money!
Do you have any goals (not resolutions, but goals) for 2012? I'd love to hear them!