Sunday, April 29, 2012

The 600 (the series!)

I guess that these posts on the progress to remove 600 items from my house is a series...thus the new title.

I have added a number of items to the house this week, mostly as I needed additional tops to wear to work.  Now that I have lost weight, my shirts were too large!  I was down to 5 acceptable tops for work.  If I neglected to do the laundry, I was out of luck!  So, I went shopping.  I also purchased a new pair of workout shoes, as my old New Balance shoes were causing foot pain.  The shoes were actually not supporting my foot well and causing additional supination of my foot.  I purchased a pair of Merrill's that are wonderful!  No foot pain at all after wearing them all day yesterday.

So, onto the progress of the 600.

My Motorola Xoom died a couple of months ago, and while Best Buy took back the tablet under the extended warranty I had purchased, they did not take back the cover or car charger (not covered under warranty).  I also had a docking station that was a freebie when I upgraded to 4G.  Useless to me.

Onto eBay they went.  The auction ended today and  now they have a NEW home in Florida!

total purged: 291
Total added: 22
total remaining to purge: 331

Saturday, April 21, 2012

The 600! Yard sale!

Okay folks, today was the YARD SALE!!  Carolyn, Deb and I were very successful in purging our respective homes of items that we no longer wanted or needed.  Many, many items found new homes today! These were the photos I took before the sale began.  I did not photograph afterwards.  (OOPS) 

Now, I tried hard to keep notes on what was leaving, and while it was a challenge, I believe the below list is complete.   The total came to 167 items that I can best guestimate.
Total purged:  277
Total items purchased:  13
Total remaining to purge:  336

T-shirt      1
incense burner 1                                                  
75 books

space bag 1
radio/cd player 2
Desk set (box, filer, pencil box 3
lamps 2
pillows 6
telephone  3
cell phone & accessories 6
glow necklace 1
candle 1
paper sorter 1
plastic container 1
computer mouse 1
latchhook kit 1
sign language cards 1
can opener 1
flashlight 1
sombrero 3
fabric bowls 2
picture frame 1
ribbon rolls 4
chess set 1
star wars battle ship game 1
suncatchers 13
popsicle sticks (bags) 3
frisbees 2
bracelet 1
library signs 12
balloon cutouts (packages) 3
clipboard 1
 bar chairs 2
purse 2
boxes 2
metal carrying case 1

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

The 600

Vince announced today that he was taking his weight bench and weights to work. He plans to put them in the hanger for everyone to use. At first, I was not going to count them in the 600, but he said that he doubts they will return to the house. So, they count in the purge! I know the picture is weird, but I took it after he loaded everything in the back of the truck. The total removed is 18 items!

However, with the purchase of a new dress for the wedding, new shoes and some skirts for summer, I added several items. I did purge a pair of shoes that will go to Soles 4 Souls.

total purged: 110
Total added: 12
total remaining to purge: 502

The YARD SALE is this Saturday, so I will be posting photos and counting items on Saturday!