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the purge

As January comes to a close, I wanted to report back on the great Purge 111 in 1/11 challenge. Technically speaking, a lot of these items are still in our apartment, but not for long! As soon as the snow melts, it's yard sale time, and it turns out my neighbour was planning a sale at a friend's house and she invited me along. The more for sale, hopefully the more traffic we'll see.

Yard sale pile:
- 1 large bag of fabric odds and ends
- 1 bag of miscellaneous yarn
- 1 bathroom scale
- 2 throw pillows
- 4 DVD movies
- 2 DVD TV seasons
- 12 CDs (once the music is on our computer, we never use the discs)
- 1 purple wool coat (cuter than it sounds, I swear)
- 4 necklaces (costume-y things)
- 3 pairs of gloves
- 4 winter hats
- 2 picture frames
- 6 mugs
- 2 boardgames
- 1 baby floor gym
- 2 decorative flower pots
- 1 wicker picnic basket
- 2 stainless steel cat food dishes
- 1 basketball
- 1 set of coasters
- 3 vases (for some reason I have millions)
- 3 cookbooks (I hate to pare down my collection, but these are ones I've just never had any interest in using)
- 2 bamboo placemats
- 1 set of kitchen wall decor
- 1 apron
- 1 yoga mat
- 2 purses
- 8 books (university reading, paperback chick lit, etc.)
- 1 blanket
- 1 small TV
- Too many articles of clothing to count (men's, women's and baby's)

Toss pile:
- 3 old lip glosses/lipsticks
- 5 pairs of old socks
- 4 half-empty packages of medications that were expired
- 2 half-empty, old bottles of lotion
- 1 pile of ancient paperwork from our files
- 1 cracked flower pot
- 4 pairs of tights with runs
- 1 hairbrush (who needs three hairbrushes?)
- 1 bottle of (stinky) perfume

That's well over 111 and I'm sure I forgot a few things. I have three large storage totes completely stuffed and waiting to be unloaded for all those happy yard salers this spring. Thanks to Words on Wendhurst for hosting — click the link to see more de-cluttering success stories.


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