Monday, January 31, 2011

January Junk Jettison: Last 3 days of the month + bonus items

The last 3 days were a piece of cake, since I had already collected 30 Christmas ornaments and 31 disposable mini meatloaf pans back in December.  I just needed to come up with 29 of something to complete the project!  Success!  

Here's what I collected this week:

29 Mini spools of thread:  I bought these as part of a sewing kit, but have never used them, and have no immediate plans to use them.  I kept some of the more common colors that I might be able to use for repairs and such, but these are outta here.

30 Christmas ornaments:  I didn't take a shot of these - brain fart - but as we put up the Christmas tree back in December, I pulled out some ornaments that neither of us were attached to.  Here are 2 that I thought were funny enough to email Bonnie, perhaps with an "LOL why do I have these" message attached.  Apologies if you gave them to me :)

31 Disposable mini meatloaf pans:  Dave used to make mini loaves of banana bread for his team every Christmas, so whenever I saw these pans on sale I bought them.  Then, Dave got out of the habit of making the loaves so we've had these sitting in the cabinet for a few years not being used.  Even though we're getting rid of 31, there are still at least that many in the cabinet.  I should just get rid of all of them, but Dave's sad puppy face at the prospect convinced me otherwise.  

Total items to be purged in January:  496
Items collected so far:  496
Items left:  0

All done!  My home is 496 items lighter and tidier!

We also got rid of some bonus items, like:
  • 2 small decorative quilts that were hanging in the living room, along with a 'Quilts' sign
  • some random themed and standard cake pans
  • 2 cutting boards
  • a camera bag
  • 3 colanders/strainers
  • blankets
  • 2 lamps
  • etc.
**If you see anything that you could use in your house, let me know and I'll get them to you.  You know what they say, one woman's trash is another woman's treasure ;)

1 comment:

  1. I can't believe Junk Jettison is over with already! Feels good to have all that extra nonsense gone eh? :)