I knew the easiest part of the plan for me would be the "getting rid of stuff." I find purging things so rewarding. I have been a dedicated de-clutterer for as long as I can remember. Especially since we moved from our first house in 2009 and realized we have just way too much stuff! I hope after a year of this plan of getting rid of things that don't really have meaning or usefulness we won't have to do these major de-cluttering purges in our house in the future.
So I decided to start with the girls "junk drawer." It's a place where I put parts of games, miscellaneous toys, etc.
Here's what it looked like before (please pardon the blurry iPhone pics):
Lots of random stuff!
I took everything out and donated a bunch of stuff. I planned on getting rid of at least 10 things per week and cleaning out this drawer accomplished that quota easily.
So here is what the drawer looks like after. I did let the girls keep the things that I see them play with. Also, now we can actually see what is in the drawer and grab a few things to take with us if we are going somewhere and I need to make up a small play bag to keep the girls occupied.
So, now for the harder tasks in my plan: Eating healthy and bigger projects!