One of my first posts of the year explained that I wasn’t doing an New Years Resolutions. What I AM doing this year is taking part in #project3000.
The concept behind the challenge is simple – the average home has approximately 300,000 single items in (crazy, right?!). The idea is that you get rid of 1% of that total – being 3000. I’m not sure how we’ll get on as there’s only 2 of us and we’re quite tidy, organised folk.
So January saw me collect a total of 145 items without really trying. There was no method to my sorting, I spent the month just collecting items that ‘jumped’ out at me. This included some Christmas decorations / wrapping, a handful of jumpers, old magazines, beauty products, dog collars & leads, toiletry bags (who needs 8 ‘spare’ ones?!), some random old jiffy bags and bubble wrap that I’d kept ‘just in case’
Two areas that I know focused on were my beauty stash and the ‘man drawer’. Being a fan of Caroline Hirons, I seem to have amassed a huge amount of skincare products. I had a good sort out and got rid of anything I don’t like or is past it’s best. The unused / unwanted products have been sent to Give and Makeup. This is a non-profit initiative whose sole purpose is to get everyday essentials into the hands of women and children who need them the most.
We all have a drawer (most likely in the kitchen) where all the random things get thrown. I have now added baskets (in honour of Mrs Hinch) and you can actually see what’s in there.
February will see me tackle our paperwork as we’ve got quite a bit tucked in various places. I also want to start going through room by room and try to be less haphazard and a little more strategic in the process.
Items have been mostly been given to charity. I’ve sold a few pieces but I find selling on eBay or similar sites a real ‘faff’.
Are you taking part in #project3000?! How are you getting on?!
Month 1 Total – 145
Overall Total – 145
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