So over the last several years, many kids, and two houses I realize there is a lot of things in my house that just isn’t necessary or useful. Maybe they weren’t when I acquired them either. But I won’t dwell on that point. For now I want to look at the stuff I have. Then ask, “Is it benefiting my life? Is it worth keeping?” If both answers are no, then good-bye stuff.
So here’s the challenge I’m placing on myself. How many day’s can I give away something, use up something, and or toss something. And I’m going to make up the rules as I go. Sounds like a game I can play and win at.
So this was Day 1’s stuff I said bye-bye to:
1. Sticky tack (yes, it’s still sticky)
2. a Hand held air pump
3. a Thermometer (we used for school)
Used up: 0
Tossed (yes, this means threw in the trash): 1. 4 used pencils
I know this is shocking but I really did throw away pencils that still could be used. I don’t use pencils. Well maybe 3 or 4 times a year. I wouldn’t or could not use these pencils up in a life time.
I asked my daughter, who uses pencils daily, if she wanted them. Her answer was a strong no. She has a specific kind she likes.
So if I kept them I would simply be storing them for no good purpose. And even though I’m a strong supporter of giving things away, I just couldn’t see giving used pencils away that may or may not be broken up inside.
Conclusion – Toss them
This took GUTs, really!
G = give away
U = use it
T = toss it
s = all to do with my stuff
So how many days can I follow my GUTs before I run out of stuff? LoL
Day 1’s challenge completed.