Jan. Challenge Week 1 (Purge & Organize)

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

The first week of my January Challenge went pretty good. It was a tad sidetracked by the fact that I was trying to plan and prepare for a birthday party under the radar all week long, but all in all, it went well.

Here are the things I got rid of during Week 1:
  1. Cleaned out the fridge and threw away lots of misc. food items
  2. Last year's calendars. We had 3 or 4 around the house.
  3. An old digital camera that was fried by lithium batteries a whopping 5 years ago and will never work again.
  4. A Christmas candle holder that I haven't actually put out with the decorations in at least 2 years.
  5. 2 aprons that, while simply adorable, are not personalized or monogrammed so I can give them away (we have at least 4 personalized aprons between the 2 of us. Not. Kidding.) And frankly, we don't need 6 aprons. 
  6. A little plastic serving tray that is really cute, but tiny. I've never used it and I've had it for 4+ years.
  7.  Old mascara from my makeup bag.
What am I doing with this stuff (that's not being thrown away)? I'm starting a pile that I will either donate at the end of the month, OR we will have a yard sale in the Spring. I'm not sure I want to have a yard sale because they're such pains in the butt, however, if we accumulate enough quality junk through this process, it might be worth our time. And we also have a few pieces of furniture that need to go.

The organizing of the 4 "problem areas" has not yet commenced (again, mainly due to the surprise party), but I'm hoping we can get down to business this weekend. The first thing that HAS to be organized is the dang Golf Room. Because the treadmill is in that room and I cannot currently get to the treadmill...(yeah, it's THAT BAD). Wish me luck as the Hubs and I tackle that project!

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