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Saturday, May 03, 2008

SMART Habit Saturday

I started this habit a few days ago and it is going really well. I've decided to throw stuff out. A lot of it. In fact, I have a box full of kitchen gadgets (lots of Pampered Chef stuff) ready to give away (anyone want to come by and take some stuff?) or save for the next Boy Scout garage sale. Kids books? Anyone? I think freecycle and craigslist will be my friend this month. In my quest to simplify my life, I've been getting rid of a lot of things that I just don't use anymore and also a lot of trash. It is amazing the amount of trash that accumulates in a house. Broken toys, stray wrappers, newspapers, etc... aren't safe in this house anymore. I carry a little trash bag with me almost constantly now when I walk around the house. It is so much fun to see how much I can accumulate in a day.


  1. I can always use pampered chef gadgets with trying to do more family cooking with steve and myself.... Any good stuff you can set aside for our visit-let me know what you have and I could sent shipping money :) I am the queen of trash around here... starting to downsize kid items to make room for therapy equipment for Sam :)

  2. Deanna--I'll have Carl stick the box int he basement with the garage sale stuff. You can go through and take whatever you want when you're here!

  3. Purging can be really hard, until you just do it. Good for you!!

  4. I love to purge. In fact the term ruthless has been applied to me as I've recently attacked the professional collection in the library. If it was published before I was born, we DON'T need it. If it has a school calendar from 93-94 in it, we DON'T need it. I think I got rid of about as much as I kept. I just need more time to purge, purge, purge. Unfortunately, I occasionally purge something I wish I'd kept.

  5. I have been on a cleaning streak, preparing to move. It feels so good to get rid of stuff!

  6. Carrying a garbage bag around with you....I like that idea and may just steal it from you. I have been thinking about getting garbage cans for every room in my house instead of just the bathroom and a bag in the kitchen.

    Our major declutter for this week is going to be our cable. We're shutting off the DVR and may turn the cable off completely.