Okay, your first bit of real work. No thinking involved in this one. In fact, the less thinking the better!
Get a small bag...could be a grocery bag, a small trash bag, a shopping bag from an OLD shopping trip (since we know no one is spending money in 2005!). Anyway, find a small bag. I want you to walk around your house and fill it with garbage. I really mean garbage. I'm not really looking for you to be making decisions about things here. Toss the junk. Tissues, envelopes, pieces of paper, napkins, old toilet paper rolls, plastic wrap, etc. Throughout your entire house, if you can't find garbage on the surface, open up drawers, cabinets, etc. I bet you can find enough stuff to toss to fill up a bag. When you finish, take that bag right outside to the trash. It's amazing the sense of accomplishment that you feel when you are able to ge rid of stuff, even when it's stuff that you know is just garbage!
If it takes you all day to fill the bag, that's fine. You can do it in steps or you can just bring that little bag around with you as you do your daily work. Just fill it, my friends!
01-02-2005, 09:22 AM
Will do! No problem on this one, I may take two bags...:D
01-02-2005, 09:29 AM
Done. :D I just walked around and was able to fill a small bag quickly by going through mail, tossing some catalogs and magazines, and just picking up papers.
01-02-2005, 09:32 AM
Yeah, Sara! :clap:
It's funny, people always think, "I can't fill up a small bag with garbage! I just don't have garbage in my clean home!"
Garbage/trash doesn't always mean stuff that is yuckky and smelly. It means stuff that is just hanging out, taking up space and is dying to be thrown away! It's whatever we would quickly toss if a friend called and said, "Hey! I'll be there in 5 minutes!"
01-02-2005, 09:32 AM
01-02-2005, 09:51 AM
This should be easy. :D
01-02-2005, 09:53 AM
I did this yesterday, and didn't even see your challenge. I filled a 30 gal. trash bag with old magazines, newspapers, scratch papers, school papers.
01-02-2005, 10:12 AM
Done. :) It was scary how easy it was LOL
01-02-2005, 11:31 AM
01-02-2005, 11:36 AM
Mines done - did this first thing this morning.
01-02-2005, 11:43 AM
I started doing this yesterday....It started off with a grocery bag and I ended up filling a large trash bag half way with old mail from when we moved and old Magazines that have been read so many times we should probably have them memorized by now :toothy:
01-02-2005, 12:13 PM
Been doing this for several months and I can go back to where I decluttered and still find more stuff. Decided enough is enough and tossing. Filled a 1/4 of a garbage bag full this a.m.
01-02-2005, 12:19 PM
This is something I do regularly. Often, I leave a bag on the doorknob and drop stuff into it all day. At the end of the day or when it is full, I pitch it and start a new one the next day. Doing this also helps to keep from leaving stuff laying around. It's easier to ditch it in the bag than laying it somewhere to be dealt with later.
01-02-2005, 12:22 PM
Done - horridly :yikes: I was able to fill three bags!! we definately have tons of junk coming in to this house everyday!!
01-02-2005, 12:32 PM
All done! Did 2 bags!! WOW! It never ceases to amaze me how much stuff piles up in this house!:bang:
01-02-2005, 12:47 PM
Woohoo I did this yesterday too!
01-02-2005, 02:14 PM
I'm going to do this again, I did it awhile back but I think it's time to toss more old stuff && junk I don't need or use.:D
01-02-2005, 02:42 PM
I am so proud of everyone! You are all doing great! :hugz:
I'm about to do it myself. I just got back from grocery shopping, so I've got my bag all ready!
01-02-2005, 02:49 PM
And I'll probably do a few more bags before the night is through~ I'm on a cleaning spree today!
01-02-2005, 07:24 PM
Done!! It took awhile, as I got distracted by cleaning other things along the way
01-02-2005, 08:26 PM
I'm so proud of us all!
I got two grocery bags full this evening. It makes me feel SO good to get it out of here!
If you did this, good for you! If not...WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? :D
01-02-2005, 08:28 PM
I did my bag, less junk in the house now :fdance: :laugh:
01-03-2005, 08:01 AM
01-03-2005, 11:32 AM
LOL! Okay, maybe I shouldn't admit this, but I just did the downstairs, while rearranging the living room - I have one black garbage bag, one white kitchen bag and a box! Should I be embarrassed by having that much to trash??? LOL!
01-03-2005, 05:10 PM
Not at all, Cheryl! Besides, now it's gone! :D
01-03-2005, 07:26 PM
This is probably one of the main reasons my house doesn't get really nasty.. I try to do this every other day or so. I do it especially once the kids come home from school, and they have three of all of the announcements... UGHH... It is amazing how much "stuff" does pile up.. Thanks for the reminder to do it today...
01-03-2005, 08:42 PM
Got my bag to the trash...boy it does feel good....I need to do this every day..LOL
01-03-2005, 09:59 PM
Ya know...I was just thinking the same thing...I could do this every day...and still fill up a grocery size bag!!
01-03-2005, 10:55 PM
day 2 of quitting smoking. I did this, filling up of the bags inorder to avoid killing partner/pet/progeny.
01-04-2005, 11:06 AM
I filled up one bag with paper trash - scattered throughout the house and another bag with leftover Halloween candy. Both tossed!
01-06-2005, 01:19 AM
Will do this first thing in the morning and I know I won't be surprised at what I collect.
01-17-2005, 10:18 AM
I generally do this daily, amazing how quickly trash collects isn't it.