I admit it: this was harder than I thought.
I didn’t have 50 big things I was willing to part with. And I disagree with the idea of throwing out duplicates just because. When I run out of shampoo/toothpaste/lotion/floss/etc. I’m going to be glad I have more on hand.
It might not look like a lot from the photos, but it certainly felt like it while I was collecting.1. Old econ slides – I never need them again! 2. A folder with old apartment papers and a copy of the lease I signed 3 years ago. I already have my security deposit back; I think I’m okay. 3. Old, outdated resumes. 4. Old grad school applications. 5. Sign-up sheets for tournaments from the camp I work at each summer. Seriously – why do I have these? 6. Running information from races that I did in 2009. Unnecessary. 7. A skull. I got it at a white elephant party in 2009. I don’t know why it’s still around.
8. Green sweater – never wear. 9. Warrior Dash t-shirt – never wear. (See Cla? I do get rid of race shirts!) 10. Denim slacks – rarely wear and no longer flattering. 11. Striped button-up shirt – too short and too tight. C’est la vie.
12. Pink cell phone case – no longer necessary. 13. Snow globe perfume – never wear. 14. Rusted shut kitchen scissors – unusable. 15. Magnets. 16. Makeup – never use. 17. The basket and candy that came with it. I usually keep baskets like this because, you know, they’re good for something. But not anymore (this time).
36. Faux Burberry belt – never wear. 37. Little jewelry bag – I have two. 38. Navy dress pants – too high-waisted for me. 39. A puck. I don’t know. 40. Purse – never use. 41. Skinny black belt – never wear. 42. Magazines – from 2009. Time to go.
47. Storage bag for jersey sheets – unnecessary. 48. Curtains – don’t use. 49. Old mattress pad bag – unnecessary. 50. Red Wonder Woman boots. The “leather” is cracking and they’re no longer pretty. Very sad.
I’d like to say I’ll do this once every few months or so, but let’s be realistic: I probably won’t do it until Cla challenges me again.