So this month’s challenge was . . . challenging! Not only keeping track of the number of items each day, but documenting with pictures was more effort than we thought. We had the counting down – both of us counting “trash” and “recycling” stuff as we worked, donation stuff in a box to be tallied when the tax list was prepared. Easy system for us!
Then we added the number of items to equal the date challenge. This aspect was strange for us. We were used to just working until we felt finished for the day. Trying to maintain the daily removal, especially as the month’s end was looming, was more difficult than we ever expected. Stopping at a specific number each day took more restraint than we are used to!
The positive is how easy decluttering the stuff can be if you take it one day at a time – each day has a specific goal whether it is a number, location, type of items, etc. Just set a goal!
Barb had “fun” playing with a new app to make a collage of the pictures – each day being put into a single collage. It was more effort than she is willing to continue! Our numbers updates may occasionally include pictures in the future but we are done with the pics of everything leaving the house and which items should “count”.
January did see 601 items leave the house. It also saw the addition of a new high efficiency washing machine – more on that soon.