I am still trying to declutter our apartment. The more stuff we own, the more money we've wasted and the more time I spend cleaning or taking care of it all. No thanks. I've been inspired by Lara's blog, especially this post, this post, this video, and a few other posts in her archives. It really is freeing to get rid of excess.
So far this year, I have given away, thrown away, or sold the following:
140 articles of clothing (both mine and hubby's, though mostly mine)
9 pairs of shoes
14 hangers (many more to go)
1 heating pad
14 misc. items
21 items from the medicine chest
13 items from under the bathroom sink
I haven't even touched the closet in the spare bedroom.
I still have too many clothes. I've been eating fairly well and exercising so I've lost 39 pounds so far. As far as I can tell, all of the clothes I've shrunk out of are gone. As I continue to lose weight, I'm going to get rid of everything that doesn't fit. I don't think I will have anything to wear when I reach my goal weight as I haven't been that size since before I got married.
I've decided to try an experiment. I pushed all of my clothes to the back of the closet. As I wear something and wash it, I will leave it hanging in the front. In 60 days, whatever is still in the back of the closet is going to the donation bin. That way, even if I don't continue to lose weight, I'm still paring down my closet to only what I wear. The 100 things challenge, Cassandra's closet. From skirts and tops to shoes and t-shirts, I'm going to own as little as possible.