Saturday, May 21, 2011

Throwing out 50

Today I am starting a little "stuff" purge and throwing out 50 things, a la Jess Constable as inspired by Gaile Blanke. I bought Gaile's book a while back... and never did anything with. Big surprise. So, now it begins.

But I'm not really going to do it Gaile's way. I'm not counting 85 books as one item, or 7 pairs of shoes as one item, either. Sorry, Gaile.

But I am following her suggestion to write down all the things I throw away/donate/sell. So I'm starting a little tab called '50 Things' where I can update the list without it breaking into my regular posts.

To start things off, I'm donating three pairs of cute cute shoes to Deseret Industries. I love them, but I don't wear them--ever. So they can be put to better use by someone else. I'm also donating a hoodie, a grey cardigan that looks horrible on me, and a black ribbed sweater that is also hideous on me.

So far, 6 things. Plus however many French books I end up giving away via Facebook and to my local high school. I bought tons of used novels, philosophy books, etc. in France, dreaming that I would read them all and soak up the new vocabulary like a sponge. Nope. If I'm going to be honest with myself, they are just taking up space and making me feel guilty. So they are OUT.

Anyone want to join me and throw out 50 things?


The Many Colours of Happiness said...

That is such a good idea!! I just cleaned out my room so gave away everything I could already. I wish I had waited a week! Looking forward to updates :)

Stephanie said...

Love this concept! I'm doing a little purging today myself...

p.s. I have some great news for you! You won!