The Great Purge of 2018 (Part 4)

Well y’all, I’ve been at it some more. Since my last purge post, I’ve said goodbye to:

  • (3) Mason Jars w/ Lids
  • (1) Recycled Pickle Jar
  • (2) Chip Clips
  • (1) Book
  • (1) Bible
  • (1) Charging Station Table
  • (1) Coffee Table
  • (1) Extra Toothbrush
  • (1) Shower Curtain Liner
  • (2) Storage Boxes/Bins
  • (1) Pill Case
  • (1) Magic Eraser

And several other things that I can’t remember.

I also purchased numerous things on my Approved Shopping List (thank you Birthday spending spree that I save up for and thoroughly enjoy) to replace worn out stuff and to fill the gaps.

This will probably be my last post on The Great Purge of 2018. I will continue to keep you all posted if my possessions decrease (as I suspect they will), but having accomplished the goal of The Great Purge, I think we can safely bring this era to an end.

THE FINAL STATS
ORIGINAL COUNT: 756
ITEMS CURRENTLY STAYING: 276
ITEMS PURGED: 480
PERCENTAGE PURGED: 63.5%

I’m tremendously pleased with the results.

Even though it is KILLING me that I don’t own a well-rounded number of things. Perhaps I will find 26 items to part with in the near future and bring that number down to a much more aesthetically pleasing 250.

If you’ve enjoyed these posts because you’re a freak like me who craves decluttering, then be at peace. I plan to start a new “thing” (not “series” because I suck at follow through and that’s a lot of pressure) where I will share recent partings and greetings (items purged and purchased) as I decrease and increase enough to warrant a post. Perhaps monthly or seasonally?

But for now, I am at ease with the purge.

Or at least,

I am trying to be.

The obsessive need to get rid of junk is satiated to the most part. But there will always be some part of me that craves the process of looking at an item, seeing the value it detracts from my life, and taking that value back by letting it go.

Anywho, here’s to find something else in my WiFi-less home to do now.

The Great Purge of 2018 (Part 4)

3 thoughts on “The Great Purge of 2018 (Part 4)

  1. Right? We hold onto so much stuff! I’m currently at a place where if someone handed me a pen and paper and demanded a complete list of everything I own, I could give them one. I like that. I like knowing what lurks in the corners of my home. 🙂

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  2. My favorite line of this is “And several other things that I can’t remember.”

    I love getting rid of things, decluttering, and then realizing after a little bit of time that I don’t even remember what I got rid of, which is even more of a confirmation that I didn’t need it in my life anymore.

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