Wednesday, January 2, 2013

One Less Thing A Day 2013

I don't think I can make it through the year and get rid of something every day.  It just doesn't seem like I have enough things to get rid of, but I am going to start and see where it gets me.  If you were to count the things you have in your home, you would probably be surprised at how much you have.

January

1.  Textbook
2.  Textbook
3.  New Dental Floss brand that we didn't like in the past
4.  Lotion no one wanted
5.  Flash Cards

My husband and daughter just cleaned out their clothes closet!  

6.  Tie
7.  Tie
8.  Tie
9.  Graduation Robe
10.  Fleece Jacket
11.  Polo Shirt
12.  Dress Pants
13.  Dress Pants
14.  Dress Pants
15.  Columbia pants
16.  Jeans
17.  Skirt
18.  Wind Pants
19.  Sweat Pants
20.  Dress pants
21.  Long sleeved shirt
22.  Shirt
23.  Shirt
24.  Shirt
25.  Socks
26.  Socks
27.  Underclothing
28.  Slip
29.  Underclothing
30.  Socks
31.  Pajamas

February

1.  Underclothing
2.  Shirt
3.  Shirt
4.  Shirt
5.  Shirt
6.  Shirt
7.  Shirt
8.  Shirt
9.  Shirt
10.  Nylons
11.  Knee Highs
12.  Tights
13.  Socks
14.  Socks
15.  Purple shirt
16.  Green scarf
17.  White scarf
18.  Wind Pants
19.  New pens, pencils, etc. to donate to schools
20.  New glue, post it notes, index cards, etc. to donate to schools
21.  Video
22.  Exercise Video
23.  Piano book
24.  Kids piano book
25.  Christmas jazz piano book
26.  Three household cleaners
27.  Lots of personal care items
28.  Tootpicks

March

1.  Food Item
2.  Food Item
3.  Wrapping paper
4.  Can of Paint
5.  Christmas ornament
6.  Christmas Ornament
7.  Christmas  Decoration
8.  Candle holder
9.  Candle holder
10.  Bag of Army men, tanks, etc.
11.  Brush and lots of clips, hair bands and scrunchies
12.  1/2 drawer more of personal care items my daughter didn't want or use
13.  Electric Razor
14.  Pair of socks with holes
15.  Pair of shoes
16.  Pen
17.  Room decoration
18.  Pez dispensers
19.  CD
20.  Shoes
21.  CD
22.  CD
23.  Journal
24.  Broken Snow shovel
25.  Pair of old shoes
26.  Broken bicycle chain
27.  Several plastic plant containers
28.  Dog bed
29.  Dog kennel
30.  Old ruined rug from the garage
31.  Tire tube

April

1.  Paddle for a boat
2.  Winter coat
3.  Jacket
4.  Shirt
5.  Food Processor
6.  Waffle Iron
7.  Rug
8.  Rug
9.  Rug
10.  Shower hooks
11.  Thomas the Train set
12.  Big plastic container
13.  Sweater
14.  Pillowcase
15.  Magazines
16.  Stuffed bear
17.  Lots of bookmarks
18.  Brown lab bank
19.  Jack Russell Terrier bank
20.  Cocker Spaniel bank
21.  6 matchbox cars
22.  6 key chains
23.  4 Notebooks
24.  1 wipeboard
25.  Kid's football
26.  Fan
27.  Old Shovel
28.  Basket
29.  Plastic bowl
30.  Letter opener

May

1.  Dress shirt
2.  Hole punch
3.  Staple remover
4.  Misc. office supplies
5.  Socks with holes
6.  Pens
7.  Comb
8.  Plastic Container
9.  Fleece Jacket
10.  Onion holder
11.  Many food items to donate to food bank
12.  3 plastic glasses
14.  Book
15.  3 containers
16.  Egg slicer
17.  Stinless steel fork
18.  Kitchen towel
19.  Expired medicine from the last 6 months
20.  Carrot peeler
21.  Tongs
22.  Lasagna pan
23.  9x13 inch pan
24.  Small oval pan
25.  3 Casserole dishes
26.  Water bottle
27.  Dog toy
28.  Misc. dog stuff
29.  Book
30.  Book
31.  Book

June

1.  Book
2.  Banner
3.  Book
4.  Trash Can
5.  Book
6.  Towel
7.  Plastic container
8.  Broken piece of an appliance
9.  Clothesline
10.  CD
11.  Guitar book
12.  Music CD set
13.  Computer games, etc.
14.  Piano book
15.  Shirt
16.  Shirt
17.  Shirt
18.  Shirt
19.  Shirt
20.  Pitcher
21.  3 drinking glasses
22.  Perfume
23.  Shorts
24.  Shirt
25.  Office supplies
26.  Yarn
27.  Knitting needles
28.  Laptop
29.  Nylons
30.  Jeans

July

1.  Scarf
2.  Towel
3.  Towel
4.  Calculator
5.  LOTS of pictures that were duplicates, etc.
6.  Spatula
7.  Lots of picture frames
8.  Plastic Thomas the Train set
9.  Shirt
10.  Misc. baby clothes/toys
11.  Bookshelf
12.  Refrigerator magnets
13.  Sign
14.  Book
15.  Book
16.  Book
17.  Book
18.  Book
19.  Book
20.  Candlestick
21.  Kazoo
22.  Pill box
23.  Misc. Easter containers
24.  Bubble gum machine
25.  Rubber duck
26.  Misc. hot wheels cars
27.  Chihuahua nick nack item
28.  Coat
29.  Hockey puck
30.  Shirt
31.  Reusable bag

August

1.  Broken Umbrella
2.  Broken Ice Scraper
3.  Coat
4.  Sweatshirt
5.  Coat
6.  Broken car parts
7.  Hebrew Vocabulary cards
8.  Dress
9.  Scarf
10.  2 Plastic containers
11.  Book
12.  Dress
13.  Book
14.  Shirt
15.  Shirt
16.  Shirt
17.  VHS
18.  DVD
19.  Piano Music book
20.  DVD
21.  DVD
22.  DVD
23.  Piano Music book
24.  DVD
25.  Sheet Music
26.  Pants
27.  Coat
28.  Jacket
29.  Pants
30.  Capris
31.  Shorts

September

1.  Shirt
2.  Jacket
3.  Pants
4.  Shorts
5.  Shorts
6.  Shirt
7.  Shirt
8.  Dress shirt
9.  Socks
10.  Shirt
11.  Coat
12.  Pants
13.  Dress
14.  Bookcase
15.  Book
16.  Book
17.  Lamp
18.  Shirt
19.  Dress
20.  Sander
21.  Drill bit set
22.  Another larger Drill bit set
23.  Measuring tape
24.  Set of wrenches
25.  Glass beads
26.  Clock
27.  Book
28.  IPod
29.  Dress shoes
30.  Ear phones

October

1.  Misc. old store cards, credit cards, etc. shredded
2.  Several cheap necklaces
3.  Sweater
4.  Old batteries
5.  Handkerchief
6. 3 Textbooks
7.  Shirt
8.  Baby Outfit
9.  Shirt
10.  2 towels
11.  2 blankets
12.  Shirt
13.  Several cans of food
14.  Hot pads
15.  Kitchen towels
16.  Another towel set
17.  Bread pan
18.  Set of kitchen glasses
19.  15 Food items for food bank
20.  2 large glass glasses
21.  Water bag for pets
22.  Water bottle
23.  Baking dish
24.  Expired medicines
25.  Slotted spoon
26.  Bundt pan
27.  Music book
28.  DVD
29.  DVD
30.  Dry erase markers
31.  Sweater

November

1.  Highlighters
2.  Sunglasses
3.  Shirt
4.  Pillow case
5.  Pill case
6.  Personal care item
7.  Sheet set
8.  Tee Shirt
9.  Pillow
10.  Household cleaner I didn't use
11.  2 Broken refrigerator drawers
12.  Yarn Mallets
13.  Hard bell Mallets
14.  Timpani Mallets
15.  Marching Drum Stick
16.  Lamp
17.  Another lamp
18.  Tee shirt
19.  Short sleeved shirt
20.  Green short sleeved shirt
21.  White short sleeved shirt
22.  Nail polish
23.  3 keychains
24.  Picture cube
25.  Plastic animals
26.  3 underclothing items
27.  Shirt
28.  2 underclothing items
29.  Stuffed animal
30.  Ring

December

1.  Book
2.  Journal
3.  Large stuffed animal
4.  Star Wars Bank
5.  Sports bag
6.  Beach ball
7.  Lei
8.  Dog bank
9.  Plastic balls
10.  Balloons
11.  Long sleeved shirt
12.  Jeans
13.  Another pair of jeans
14.  Halloween wig
15.  Tractor
16.  4 hot wheels cars
17.  3 containers
18.  Coat
19.  Coat
20.  Sports shirt
21.  Long sleeved shirt
22.  Dress shirt
23.  Bookmark
24.  Book
25.  Backpack
26.  Long Underwear
27.  Sports Shorts
28.  3 Magazine holders
29.  Book
30.  Knife

December

1.  2 Books
2.  5 more Magazine holders
3.  Fleece pants
4.  Office supplies
5.  Old greeting cards
6.   Money from a few other foreign countries
7.  DVD
8.  Bullets
9.  DVD
10.  Picture
11.  Picture
12.  Mirror
13.  Music book
14.  Music book
15.  Music book
16.  Picture
17.  Picture frame
18.  Picture frame
19.  Picture and Mat
20.  Plastic cup
21.  Plastic container
22.  Exercise video
23.  Kid's video
24.  Another kid's video
25.  Three Montana Christmas ornaments
26.  Short sleeved men's shirt
27.  Long sleeved men's shirt
28.  Exercise equipment
29.  3 Misc. decorative items
30.  Dress shirt that ripped
31.  Suit





  

8 comments:

  1. I've been doing this since Nov 2012 on eBay selling items. Got an extra $1300 out of it. I still think I can do better though. I just have soooo much. Bundle small things to sell in bulk online, you get more out of it.

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  2. Thanks for the tip about bundling. It sounds like eBay has worked well for you. I did a Christmas challenge last year where I used the money I got from selling things plus 100 dollars and anything free from credit card rewards, etc. to pay for Christmas. You could easily pay for Christmas with $1300 dollars! It also motivated me to get rid of stuff knowing that it would pay for Christmas. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Oh yeah I know the feeling! I was looking inside my closet the other day and you wouldn't believe how many clothes I need to let go. There are so many old shirt that I turned into cotton nightwear and they are piling up already.

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  4. I appreciate you comment. I finally decided how many of an item I wanted to keep and that helped me to whittle it down easier. I found the best ones and got rid of the rest. Sometimes our desire to use everything up creates roadblocks to getting rid of stuff. Good luck on the clothes declutter!

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  5. This is a great idea. While our home is very uncluttered I continually find items that are unused or extra. Thanks for the great tips.

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  6. Brenda,

    Thanks for stopping by. Feel free to share some of your ideas that have worked for you. We can all learn from each other.

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  7. I love books but I tend to accumulate too many so I joined www.paperbackswap.com; not only do I get rid of books but I get credit to spend on books. I have a rotating book collection to read.

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