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Monday, November 30

My Frugal Miser Goes on a Clutter Round Up

One of the greatest side effects of writing this blog is that I hold myself accountable. I have decided to set a mini-goal for the month of December: dispose of 100 items in 31 days.

First, I should make it clear that I am not a packrat. Most visitors to my house either compliment how simple I am or express concern over its sparseness. I don't even have furniture in my living room, for crying out loud!

Call me anorexic, but I can lose more clutter. And I will.

Here are my rules:
  • In December I will reduce my personal possessions by 100. If I bring something new into the house, I have to eliminate an additional item above and beyond my goal of 100 things.
  • Regularly consumed items do not count. I can't eat my way out of 100 canned goods or scrub myself out of 100 bars of soap.
  • Similar items may be bundled. For example, if I throw away 4 dishes, I will count that as one item, not 4. I'll be a bit flexible on this rule.
  • Items can be sold, trashed, donated or otherwise given away. In other words, as long as the item no longer belongs to me, it counts as disposed of.
I'll regularly post progress updates through December.

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