Thursday, January 10, 2013

30 Bags in 30 Days Update

Today marks one third of my self-imposed purging of our clutter, and OH MY GOSH.  I cannot believe how good it feels to just get rid of all the stuff.  I mean...not ALL, but we just have so much stuff that has been hanging around.  I have been updating on instagram with our daily bags - and it is amazing how much we have managed to get rid of in just ten days. 
One thing I didn't expect was that this would really be a motivator for us to just clean house.  We have been tackling the basement on top of our list area each day - and we have made SO much progress.  I made our first trip to Goodwill yesterday - and dropped off 11 bags and 4 boxes full of stuff that we just DO NOT NEED.  Half of it I didn't even know we had - and the other half I don't know WHY we had.  I mean - one of those bags(that we threw away) was filled with bottles of hair products that had just a little bit left so I didn't want to waste it so I KEPT IT IN THE CLOSET FOR TWO YEARS. 

Matt is making the second Goodwill run today, which consists of 4 more boxes plus a booster seat that we aren't using.  I just have no idea why I have been hanging on to so much - I am sure there is some connection there about emotional baggage, but whatever the reason - I am just glad to get rid of it!

Purging feels good baby! (I feel like that was a weird sentence?) Here is a closer look at the list including the areas that we have already finished.  I did jump ahead to the weekend, because we will be out of town and I don't want to get behind!
So -fellow purgers - how is it going?? I have seen a few of your lists, but please feel free to link them in the comments again so we can all check them out!


  1. Way to go, girl! I read a really good article about how the key to purging is not accumulating to begin with. Ugh, that hit hard. But I am SO guilty of it! I love my thrift store/garage sale runs, and love picking up things at a steal. But seriously, I've got to be more intentional about it. Make do or do without mentality needs to happen, for me. We got rid of a bunch in the house, but I need to tackle the garage and the attic. It felt good just to go through kids toys and the kitchen and get rid of things taking up space. I figure if I haven't missed it, I don't need it!

  2. This is so awesome! I went through some of our stuff and got rid of the things we dont use not too long ago, but I'm a slight pack rat and always have a problem with purging a lot!

  3. Good for you! I've been following on Instagram and you've definitely been getting rid of lots of stuff!! I hope to tackle this same challenge ... maybe in February (this month is a busy one for us!). You've been very inspiring!

  4. WOW! This is so great! I'm impressed! Want to come clean out my apartment next? :)

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