Saturday, January 28, 2012

2012 in 2012: Week 4 [First before/after pics]

Let's talk trash.

I mean about all the junk in our homes... 

What have we gotten rid of so far in 2012?

I honestly haven't thrown out much because of a family week of the flu. But what counts is that I am throwing things out and I always find myself thinking about the next thing to get rid of. Selling items isn't so easy, especially when you want to get good money for them. I suspect that during spring cleaning I will need several days where my mother would take the kids outside and I could focus on cleaning our closets, that's where the majority of our decluttering will take place and where hundreds of unneeded items hide.  

Moving on:

10 random old personal care items (trash)
5 husband's old [mostly empty] deodorants (trash)
1 handful small broken toy parts (trash)
1 closet full (more like overflowing, see below) of recycling (recycled, of course)

Total = 33 of 2012

YTD: made $50



Image: The before and after of our recycling closet under the stairs. See that white bucket? The recycling should be emptied whenever it is full - but what ends up happening is us waiting until the closet is full. I have a different system in mind, hopefully I'll get to it this year. The blue barrel houses our flour that we buy in bulk (in case you're wondering). 


  1. I really need to do this as well, thanks for the inspiration!

  2. It is not my first time to visit this blog... Nice information from here!
    Thanks for sharing:)

  3. My office currently looks like your "before" picture...whoops!

  4. Hahaha... this is the story of my life. you are not alone.

  5. This is something that I need to do at our house, especially in our garage and closets. Thanks for the pictures and good luck with meeting your goal. Looks like you are on the right path.

  6. Nice! We're planning on getting into a co-op to buy flour in bulk as well since I've been making our own bread. The only reason we haven't started buying in bulk yet is because I have not found a recipe that I like yet.


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