I started more than a year ago purging 100 things a month. I've kept it up for about 16 months now. I've only been short of my 100 items two months but most months I've gone over. You'd think I'd have hardly anything left around here. But no, I still feel like the clutter closes me in. ;)
I haven't kept as good of track this year, but I have made myself a few notes and taken a few quick pics with my phone.
Here's the run down on what I've gotten rid of in 2016:
a few articles of clothes
trash from kitchen clean out (random toothpick in drawers, mis-matched silverware, etc...)
a purse (I replaced it though)
2 sandwich cutters
office supplies (pens, erasers, cds)
2 small Tupperware sauce containers
cleaned out my deep freezer (didn't count but it was a lot)
I cleaned out part of the garage which enabled me to combined stuff to let go of one box and some old teaching stuff. I also got rid of 5 cleaning rags and 2 cookbooks.
Those boxes above are all empty and going to my mother in law for her up coming move. Way more than 100 items this month.
March: Got rid of so much that it looks like we're moving!
a few pairs of pants
assorted trash from my girls' room
We had a great kids' rooms clean out - most of which I sold at a consignment sale:
tons of kids clothes
20 kids books
10 toys went to the trash
I cleaned out a cabinet in the kitchen- one of those that ends up being a catch-all for things. This bag is entirely from that.
and I also got rid of some extra towels, shoes, decorative items and 23 articles of my clothing.
It's been freeing to get rid of stuff. I look around now don't feel as much fear or sentimentality connected to my stuff. I'm hoping to get to the rest of my garage in May as well as my bedroom. I have lots of clothes that are too small and too big, and lots of not bedroom stuff that got dumped there during the holidays.