July Clutter Update

Finally. Just a glimmer, but my hope is restored.  Perhaps I will gain some nesting energy before this baby arrives in 5-7 weeks!  I’m still behind, but after two months of virtually nothing to report, at least I filled a couple of boxes in my effort to rid our home of 730 unnecessary items.

While I usually try to stash things away for the next garage sale, sell items on ebay, or take boxes to the consignment shop to see if I can get any money out of them, this month… I didn’t care. I wanted rid of things, and I wanted rid of them now! (perhaps another sign of impending nesting energy?!)


  • Safety/Floating swimsuit (that was no longer safe)
  • Business banner
  • Finance dvd
  • Old window shade


  • 38 clothing items from my own closet and drawers
  • 14 mugs/portable drink containers
  • 2 skillets
  • 2 books
  • 2 drawstring bags
  • 1 toy
  • 1 pair dress shoes
  • 1 belt

Plugging right along!

July Total: 65 items

2010 Total: 383 items (Over 1/2 way there!)

How did you do this month?  Link up so we can cheer you on!


  1. Baby will be here before you know it! Wow! 😀 Great job this month!

  2. I can totally relate to not caring about getting any money for it, just wanting it GONE! Since I have such major clutter issues, the “what if it’s worth something?” dilemma can be paralyzing.

  3. This summer, it’s about getting it GONE too! I didn’t have energy to do my annual carport sale or try consigning…I just donated to a great cause! Friends in our church are adopting and had a fundraising yard sale….I got rid of a truck load. I wish I had counted how many items but I just tossed in all the boxes (and baby walker) and drove off. I love coming home to empty space!!

  4. I am sure the nesting will kick in soon for you, at least it always did for me. My house is never cleaner than when I am ready to have a baby. 🙂 Keep up the good work.

  5. I’m loving this challenge! I’m going to put my post link here because I can’t find the linky.

  6. Never mind. It magically appeared after I commented….

  7. I was dreading posting on ebay or trying to sell at a yardsale or elsewhere when I realized the tax deduction that I can claim after donating everything I have to the good will or salvation army is much more than I would make at a yardsale (or elsewhere) plus I don’t have to organize and price everything. Not to mention setting up and sitting there for two days with two young boys!

  8. Good job, Amy! Keep at it and you’ll reach your goal. I agree that it’s better to get the stuff out and let someone else benefit from it than to take on the task of planning a yard sale.


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