You know we’re participating in Jen’s 30 in 30 challenge. We’ve already shared our living room and kitchen progress. We stuck to the schedule and focused on the bedroom. How did we do? On Tuesday, we woke up to six inches of snow, but we made our own fun by purging clothes from our bedrooms and dressing up, just for kicks. I mentioned Mr. Packrat, aka Ben, actually got rid of stuff. This folks, is rather rare. While he’s quick to toss my stuff, Ben keeps things because he might use or need it someday. Five years of someday have passed, so, Tuesday was the day. For your viewing pleasure, our pile of clothing.
Ben’s stack consisted of:
5 pairs of shorts (or short pants, if you’re my dad)
5 baseball hats
1 cowboy hat
1 Indiana Jones hat
3 pairs of pants
2 dress shirts
2 jackets (the man has 6!)
Socks and underwear, which we didn’t donate, just to clarify.
So, 26 items for Ben, which is major progress. What did I donate?
4 pairs of jeans
1 pair of shorts, which Ben wore for his Reno 911 costume.
8 short-sleeved tops
11 long-sleeved tops
1 bathing suit
25 articles of clothing for me. I think Ben donated one more thing just so he could win. So, counting the 31 items (94, if we count individually) from the kitchen, and the desk, floor lamp, bag of books and bag of clothes we sent back to Minnesota with my parents we’ve purged 86 items so far. Wahoo! If only I could lose weight this quickly…
And thanks everyone for your interest in the kitchen organizer. I sold it to the first person to contact me about it. Sorry, I didn’t realize it would be such a hot item.
So, how are your purging efforts going? Which room do you find the most difficult? The easiest? Are you a sentimental hoarder? Do you keep something just because it was a gift? Have you donated or sold something and now regret it? Or do you have a good riddance mentality?