See? It's a pyramid made out of junk!
Those items are part of the work I did today. I'm getting rid of all my play food. I'm going to list it on Craigslist, and I don't mark Craigslist items as decluttered until I sell them or give up and donate them, so you'll see a big post about that in the hopefully not too far away future.
But over the weekend, I did manage to sell my play kitchen.
After I add that to my count, I have successfully decluttered 2, 868 items.
That's not too shabby.
That is almost three THOUSAND fewer items in my house. Now granted, some of those items are small, like a pen or an itty bitty toy. But some of them were huge, like a crib, or a dresser, or a play kitchen. And every one of those things I got rid of made my house more pleasant place to be. Not to mention, I have been able to donate many of those things, so hopefully they are bringing joy to someone else now.
I've also become more conscious of decisions I make to bring things into my home. Yes, I have purchased a lot of items in the past year, but I make better choices about them. I tend to think more about the things I buy, even if they just cost $1 or 50 cents, and whether they're going to end up on this website in three months. If my answer is yes, I don't buy it.
I've also freaked out every person who might buy a gift for me or my children. Sorry about that, friends.
What is amazing to me is how much work I still have to do. I do believe that I will have plenty of clutter in my home to make up another whole year of decluttering six a day.
Don't forget to check out my Resources for Decluttering page.
I'm always updating it (and by "always" I mean "every other week when I have five minutes of free time"), so keep checking back if you want to know where to get rid of something. If you want me to look into where to get rid of something or if you have suggestions on a resource I should add, let me know.
Also don't forget to write in if you have a Dear Stimey dilemma or if you have a great decluttering tip. I love to hear about your own success stories!
So Happy Junkiversary to me, and Happy Decluttering to you!!
* Thanks to my faithful reader *m* for coining the term "junkiversary."
** Anyone else find it ironic that on my junkiversary, I only managed to list one item that I got rid of? (Although in my defense, I did a good amount of decluttering in my basement today. It's just that I have to sell it before I can post it here.)