I have started giving things away - way more than the required 1 a day - and already the house is feeling a little lighter. My goal is to take an Instagram photo of each item - mostly to keep myself committed to the project. Then on Facebook, when I have time, I write a little about each of the things that are headed to the thrift shop. Here were the first few days of good bye items:
This suit was the first thing to go. I bought it at a consignment shop over 5 years ago and I never wore it. I thought I would, but it just isn't me. At all.
This decanter was given to me by a vendor over 10 years ago. It was from Craft and Barrel and although nice I never used it. It is a great dust collector and if you peer through it just right you can see an alien.
This was probably my worst purchase of 2011. I thought the scent of popcorn would be wonderful. I love popcorn! Every time I lit this candle though, my husband would rush in asking what that horrible smell was. Every. Single. Time. Goodbye candle.
My family doesn't think I have 365 things to get rid of - either trash or donations - but I am certain I do. Even if I only go half the year, I will have cleared out a ton of stuff. We live in a really tiny house and so much of this stuff I have carted through three states and I am just ready to start letting it go. You can follow the project on Twitter. The hashtag is #clearingout365. You can follow me on Instagram and see the actual unloading of stuff via cool photos. You can also ask to be my friend on Facebook and see how this unravels day by day. In other words, you are invited to participate vicariously - not having to do a thing while I whittle down my life!