I have a little bit of an issue with throwing things away. I’m not a hoarder by any means (you’ve seen my apartment! I have proof!), but I do sometimes find myself attached to certain things that hold “sentimental value” that really just clutter up my life and surroundings. Old copies of the magazine I wrote for in college? Sure, it would be fine to save one of those.. except I found about ten copies of each issue in my old college backpack the other day. A necklace that I bought for a school dance in high school? It might hold a sweet memory, but I had questionable taste back then, and it’s pretty much just clogging up my jewelry box at the moment.
There’s also plenty of un-sentimental clutter, like the almost empty Bath & Body Works lotions I save just in case I need to smell like Cherry Blossom or Sensual Amber someday. Or the old bank statements that accumulated on my desk before I finally went paperless.
So, this weekend I plan to use an idea I read about on the website Makeunder My Life and throw away 50 things in my apartment. The fifty items can include clothing, outdated paperwork, or even smaller things smaller things like makeup or dried up highlighters (yup, pretty sure I’ve got some of those laying around too). I’m planning to donate anything that’s in good shape, but the rest of my junk will be finding a new home in the dumpster.
Stay tuned for photos.. this should be interesting. Anyone else want to take part in the challenge with me? Link up your blog below!