Up until last weekend, I hadn't really done too well this month, in this decluttering and donating 1000 things in a year challenge, that I set myself at the beginning of the year, having found only another 18 items to donate.
That was until LB decided to have another sort out in her room and created a big pile of books to go for donation. A whopping 54 to be precise, which bumped up the total to 72. This sounded far more respectable. I guess almost being a teenager, her taste in books is changing very rapidly and she's now moving into more grown up genres, so many of the donated books are ones that have been completely outgrown.
Her clearout spurred me on and I found a few pillowcases in the linen cupboard that no longer go with any of the bed linen we now have, so they got put on the pile. An old Christmas themed tin I used to keep my cards in got added too and a pile of magazines were put aside for taking to the doctor's surgery at some point in the near future.
The final monthly total of items for donation in November now stands at 87, which when added to the yearly total so far of 1171, this means I've now reached a yearly total to date of 1258.
With just December left of this year, I can't see too much more leaving the house, but I am seriously thinking of continuing with this challenge next year, but with a slightly less ambitious target of 500 items, to account for the inevitable slowing down after a major year of purging. I find it does motivate me to keep on with the process and not rest on my laurels allowing things to build up again.
Does anyone fancy joining me in the challenge next year?