I have so much to catch up on here on Country Mouse Tales! If you follow me on Instagram (@countrymousetales) you know that we spent the last four days in Florida! It was an amazing way to end 2012 and to start 2013, and of course I have an obscene amount of pictures to share - those will be here later this week or next (I keep forgetting that it is already Thursday).
Every year around this time, I look around our house and think "how the heck do we have SO MUCH CRAP?" This year I have decided to do something about it. I am cleaning house - and I am going to be ruthless. I am such a packrat - I mean, I still have my track spikes from high school - you know...in case I take up sprinting again any time soon, my textbooks from college, and my stamp collection from elementary school.
It has to stop! So? Enter 30 Bags in 30 Days. The concept is simple, over the course of 30 days you just tackle one space at a time, and you fill a bag full of all the crap that has taken over. Here is my list - including the progress that I have made so far. I actually started before we left for Florida, because I wanted to make this fit into the month of January.
A lot of our stuff (like books, frames, etc) are actually still in boxes in the basement, and I mean really - if it has been in a box for six months, we clearly do not need to keep carting this crap around with us. I am determined to cut down on our crap!!
This is the bag from the kitchen - I also filled a box to take to Goodwill. I was surprised to find that I actually cleared out enough space that I had three empty shelves.
So tell me? Are you a packrat like me - hiding your clutter in boxes in the basement and behind closed closet doors? Are you going to do anything about this year?
Join me for 30 Bags in 30 Days! I would love to hear about your progress if you decide to do something similar! You could easily make it fit your schedule too (10 Bags in 10 Days, anyone?)