8,900 things gone, only 1,100 things to go
Remind me how I chose 100 days again? Oh yeah, I chose it at random.
On Day 1, I’ll be honest, things were catapulting themselves into the bin. It didn’t seem like a stretch to continue the exercise for 100 days.
On Day 89, I’m realizing that the final days will be a true test of my flexibility.
From now on the question will have to be: What can I live without?
It always amazes me that I can live without spare sheets, excess clothes and an overstocked pantry, but I can’t bring myself to get rid of small pink things.
Against my better judgement, I’m holding onto these:
Can you guess which one belongs to Squirrel and which one belongs to me?
Oh, and these:
These spears from the Canary Islands set off all my alarm bells. Who was being hunted?
Whose hair is this?
And yet, I’m keeping them.
You guessed right if you guessed that the spears and pickle man belong to Squirrel and that the stuffed mouse, bunny car, piglet pencil topper and worry doll belong to me.
And here’s where I depart from the golden rule of decluttering: If it’s not beautiful or useful, get rid of it!
Mousey – beautiful? Cute maybe. Ancient weapons – useful? Not unless they accidentally impale super pickle man.
So why all the crazy? Squirrel gave up golf clubs without much fuss and I donated a perfume collection that once meant a lot to me.
Squirrel says we just form attachments to things for no real reason but I have a different theory. There’s a perfectly good reason behind each of these seemingly random things and they’re reasons we’re comfortable keeping – on a shelf in the garage.
As long as we keep the lid on, we should be alright.
Are you hanging onto anything that isn’t beautiful or useful? I love pictures, you can send them to me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
What I tossed today: Lego, ski clothing, kid’s clothing, tv box and remote, folders, paper towel holder, plastic hockey sticks, The Club (remember The Club – why did we all stop using it?)