Did I get your attention? I’m joining in on a weight loss revolution. But it might not be the kind you are thinking about! I’m talking about getting rid of some serious STUFF! Amy at The Finer Things in Life recently announced that she planned to get rid of 730 items in her house over the next 365 days. That averages out to 2 items per day. Some days she may get rid of nothing, while other days she may get rid of 20+ items. But at the end of the year, the total will be at least 730 things that she will be donating, selling, passing along to a friend, or when necessary, throwing away.
I am SO joining her on this mission! We have so much more in our home than we reasonably need. And have you ever noticed that when it comes to stuff, you experience what economists call “diminishing marginal utility?” That basically means that the more you have, the less joy you get from each object (sorry if that is a rough explanation, I took econ 10 years ago). I frequently feel frustrated, zapped of energy and totally overwhelmed in my home because it gets so messy so quickly. This happens because we have so much stuff! So all of these great things that I have are more of a source of sadness than joy. That means that they need to go!
If you’d like to join in, let me know in the comments. I will try to update you a few times a month on our progress.