Wednesday, December 12, 2007

It Is Just Stuff - Project 55 Week Fling

The Shopping Sherpa left a comment on my blog telling me about The Seven Things Spring & Summer that they are doing. It is based upon the The Original Seven Things Project but took into account the items that are being brought into the home.

This is a great project and one that we definitely want to undertake. That being said, I guess I should start with some personal guidelines. Please note that if you decide to play along, you should make your own guidelines to fit your family.

  1. Items will be sold, bartered, or given away. Only as a last resort will items be sent to a landfill. The only exceptions to this are items such as shredded paperwork or personal clothing items (panties, bras, etc).
  2. I will track my weekly progress in my blog and will add photos or information about the items if I have any attachment to them whatsoever.
  3. If something new comes into our home that is meant as a replacement for an existing item, the original item needs to leave the home ASAP.
  4. If something new comes into our home as an addition, other items may or may not be removed at the family's digression.
  5. Gift items coming in to our house do not necessitate removal of an item.
My plan starts this week (December 15, 2007) and will end on December 27, 2008.


Jen said...

Good for you! These are great tips, I need to get to work flinging in my basement.

Hadias said...

I always do number 3. This helps me keep clutter in check.

This is a great post.

The Shopping Sherpa said...

Thanks for the link - look forward to seeing how your challenge goes