Let's start with the Whole 30. I mentioned in my last post that I was going Whole 30 this month. I decided the best way to stay on top of it all month would be to streamline breakfast, lunch, and snacks.
So for the next few days my breakfast will be no nitrate breakfast sausage and applesauce. My lunch will be hard boiled eggs with veggies. My snacks will be the spiced pistachio balls I made (recipe to come soon) and apples with sunflower seed butter.
For dinners I'll be altering what I make my family to suit my needs. I plan on reporting on a weekly basis about this instead of daily, so you'll be able to see what I've eaten.
On to the great purge! The mood still strikes me frequently to get rid of stuff. I'm a little embarrassed at the amount of stuff I've gotten rid of, yet still don't feel like there's a visually large difference that before. Mentally I feel it though. Every time I get overwhelmed, I start getting rid of stuff. ;)
I can't find my pictures! I did take them though. Every pile I purged from the end of May through now.
Here's the breakdown:
May: I purged only 29 items, but I'm ok with that. Remember that I said I wasn't going to kill myself over it. It was a busy month.
I got rid of: 4 pajamas, 1 sweater, 3 sweatshirts, 3 blouses, 5 cookbooks, and 13 articles of children's clothing.
June: I was going through the garage in June and got rid of a random array of items.
15 random toiletries/food to give away
11 kids clothing items
6 liters of soda
10 Easter decorations
2 packages of zoopal paper plates
4 bubble containers
box of 10 granola bars
5 expired medicines and toiletries (trash)
29 expired food items (trash)
1 microwave steaming basket
7 pairs of mom's socks
1 set of wiki sticks
18 sewing patterns
1 big wheel
6 wood stakes
a bunch of plastic broken tubs
39 craft pots
2 Halloween pumpkins
1 album (scrapbook)
100 patterned papers
other crafty items I did not count (wood letters, etc...)
3 empty binders and a notebook
Some of that was donated to thrift stores or food banks, some sold on Etsy, some children's clothes given to friends and some put in a box for a consignment sale.
I didn't count that list, but I'm pretty sure it starts to make up for May. :)
July: I'm really sad I can't find my pic from this one because it was huge! I didn't count. Literally hundred of items. I cleared out my craft room. ;) Lots of fabric, organizers, stamps, inks, pots, ribbons, papers, embellishments, etc...
August: This was a tad bit slower as we were getting ready for a vacation and the new school year.
2 old thermoses
2 more pots (garden)
10 articles of kids clothes
17 articles on mommy clothes
3 article of daddy clothes
2 pots (kitchen)
1 kiddie pool
3 more crafty items
two broken plastic pots
5 pieces of daddy clothes
103 pieces of kid clothes and shoes (selling at consignment)
3 broken toys
5 little toys that I snuck into my kids' rooms and took while they were at school. You know the kind, little fast food type toys that clutter spaces but the kids refuse to get rid of. Guess what, they never notice the missing if they don't see you take them. ;)
So October is here and a new list is starting. What are your plans for this month?