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Saturday, November 26, 2005


Time To Clean Up

I am declaring this coming week to be National Get Rid Of Stuff Week.

After seeing some of the scenes of shopping mall chaos around the country, I'm fed up with our consumer culture. So, rather than accumulate more crap stuff, I'm going to actually redouble my efforts to rid our home of items we don't need, don't want, and don't use. It's not going to be easy, but I suspect it's going to feel really good.

Join me in a week-long celebration of ridding ourselves of excess clutter!


Anonymous JeanC said...

Good luck :) One way to get rid of stuff is to see if there is a Freecycle list for your area, you can check for a Yahoo group near you. I'm on the one for both Moscow and Pullman and I've gotten rid of a number of things I no longer needed and picked up a few things I did (new refrigerator, food dehydrator, bread machine). One person's trash/junk is another person's needed item

12:32 AM  
Blogger Jeff said...

If I weren't married to a pack rat, this would be as easy as it sounds.

6:07 AM  
Blogger landismom said...

Yeah, I'm with you. I'm taking a bunch of clothes and toys to Goodwill today. It's part of our annual holiday prep--because why bring new things into a house that is overstuffed already?

Ditto on the Freecycle recommendation, but if your list is anything like ours, opt for the digest version.

6:21 AM  
Blogger stebbijo said...

I don't like acquiring stuff I don't know or remember is around. I wish I would have read this post sooner. Tomorrow I have to work. But, great idea -- if I am not too tired, I will start with one my "I don't know where to put it" drawer! LOL

11:12 AM  
Blogger Phil said...

My first step was to wash every sock in the house and then to sort out all the singles and toss them. I've been wanting to do that for a very long time but always held out hope that the missing socks would "just turn up."

1:41 PM  
Anonymous brettdl said...

With kids, you are always accumulating and getting rid of stuff. Since our youngest is four months, we can get rid of a few more clothes.

But toys? Lael is just now inheriting Seth's. It'll be another year before she outgrows those toys. After that, let the moving vans come on down and take away our junk.

7:21 AM  

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