If you missed it, here are the links so you can go back and look at all my cast offs ;-)
- Week 1 http://www.lifeorganizedllc.com/1/post/2013/12/december-purge-to-remember-week-1-jump-into-organizing-2014.html
- Week 2 http://www.lifeorganizedllc.com/1/post/2013/12/december-purge-to-remember-week-2-jump-into-organizing-2014.html
- Week 3 http://www.lifeorganizedllc.com/1/post/2013/12/december-purge-to-remember-week-4-jump-into-organizing-2014.html
- Week 4 http://www.lifeorganizedllc.com/1/post/2013/12/december-purge-to-remember-week-4-jump-into-organizing-20141.html
I should clarify the premise of the project.
It is simple: Purge on item per day for the entire month!
And, now we are moving forward, or should I say back… It felt like I went back in time with part of this purge. My husband and I went through all of our CD collection. It had been sitting in totes in the basement since we moved into our house (almost six years ago!?!) Why? Because they were out of sight and out of mind. We purged about half of the collection and put the rest back in to a tote. Finding a solution to store them where they are accessible is on the list, but not a priority. We joked that in a couple years we will not have a way to play them and will get rid of the rest. Times change quick!
What else is homeless? Desk lamp, chairs, exercise ball, more toys, a clock, and two cell phone holders. Wowzers! It is really exciting! I have had to purge a couple of times for cross country moves, and I remember how good it felt. It has been awhile though and I have to say that it is a good refresher to do it again. I tell my clients about this feeling and it is hard to describe, so I am glad that I can have a refresher.
I have to say that I am really surprised at what we have to get rid of. Our house is not cluttered, closets have stuff in them, but are not full, and yet look at it! It is amazing! Anyone jumping on the January Organizing purge with me?!? Remember, purging is the first step in the process and then the fun part of organizing everything that is left! I am salivating just thinking about all the fun projects you are all coming up with.
Remember that I have two dates scheduled to have virtual [Ask the Organizer] session this month! Follow the link if you are interested in more information!
Happy New Year!