Yeah, this is going to get hard. That's what she said. I had a harder time finding junk to match the day of the month, so there might have been a piece or 2 that I sorta like and parted with anyways to make it fit that day.
Here's the week 2 update:
8 issues of Real Simple: Up until this summer, I had so many magazines subscriptions that the issues became this overwhelming pile of paper taunting me from the magazine basket. Reading them became a task that I had to cross off my to-do list rather than a relaxing break from my day. So I canceled all of them except Real Simple. It is perfection. I've read all these issues but have been keepting them in case I wanted to tear out a recipe or craft idea later. But let's be honest, I'm not going to. Off to the recycle bin they go!
9 12x12 Project folders/sleeves: These are great if you're the type of scrapbooker who plans page by page, grouping stickers, paper, pictures together and put them aside until you can actually create the page.
10 Ikea storage containers: I got these at a great price, typical of Ikea, but the lids don't lock on correctly which renders the item useless.
11 kinds of cupcake liners: some of them will go in the trash because I only have 5 or 6 of that design, but most will go in a Ziploc to sell at a yard sale.
12 Bags: Tote bags, a duffel bag/suitcase, laptop bags, overnight bags, etc.
13 DVD/VHS for movie night: I bought Friday Night Lights and Mad Men to catch up because we'd missed the first couple seasons on TV, so now that we're caught up and can watch real-time when new seasons air, there's no reason to keep these. Big Love is AWESOME, and I bought these thinking I'd want to watch them again, but I never have, so they're out. How I met your Mother - I watched a couple episodes on the DVD, but returned the other unopened seasons we had because I'm not that into it. It's funny, but not funny enough to watch on DVD to catch up on multiple seasons. The rest of the 13 are random VHS tapes that
14 Curtains: Now that the curtains in the house are all set up (except maybe making new ones for the living from a U-Fab fabric deal!), I can get rid of all these random shears and curtain panels that are taking up a shelf in the linen closet.
Total items to be purged in January: 496
Items collected so far: 105
Items left: 391
**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 ;)