Anyway, every year I try to improve upon myself in some way - sometimes these ‘improvements’ work out and sometimes they don’t, but I always TRY. So this year I got a great idea from my friend Mary. DECLUTTER. Mind, body, soul and house. I was going to wait until 2011 to start, but this past Saturday was a BEAUTIFUL day here in Central Texas (only about 80 degrees F) and our village here on post was having yard sales. I wasn't going to participate because really who goes to garage sales in December when Christmas is right around the corner? I thought this was an insane idea, but whatever, I decided to go with it as it would be a great excuse to clean out the garage! You see for the past 7 months it has been a dream of mine (really a dream of Hubby’s for me) to clean out the garage so we could park BOTH cars in the garage. As it turns out, doing the yard sale was a win/win. My garage is clean enough to park BOTH cars in it and I have some extra cash in my pocket!
So, this year for the decluttering of the house I am going to TRY to remove 2011 items from our home (I'm betting I could do this in Girl's room alone). That is 5.5 items a day for the entire year. AND since I started early I am a little ahead of the game with 245 items already GONE! I will keep you guys updated on this little adventure, as it will make me more accountable. I’m documenting all items that are being removed from our house & will give you guys a list of my rules as I finalize them all. (I’m sure this rule list will be a work in progress for about the next 12 months.) Wish me luck, and if you are up for a challenge please feel free to join me on this adventure!