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    The New Year 100

    December 25, 2011

    Mark and I have stared collecting our NY100 and it’s already gone horrifically wrong!

    So the rules are you collect 100 items from your house to sell, donate, give away, or recycle.  The absolute last option is to throw something away.  We are talking socks that are one giant hole, shattered vases, and the like.

    I think this is the third year I’ve done this so Mark should know the routine… apparently not!  He was sorting through his drawers and found some ties and handkerchiefs that he didn’t want anymore.  I asked him to put them in a laundry hamper I’d set aside for Goodwill donations.  Where did they end up?  The trashcan!


    I guess the count starts over!

    I have a feeling it’s going to be pretty hard for me this year.  We’ve already purged A’s toys for donations and I also cleaned out my closet.  Then we utilized our mega-dumpster from the new roof project.  I suppose I should talk about that sometime.  Our house has been pretty decluttered to say the least.  

    Are you doing the NY100?

    5 Responses to “The New Year 100”

    1. JenNo Gravatar Says:
      December 29th, 2011 at 8:48 pm

      I have never heard of the NY100 but it sounds like a great idea! We did the 2011 in 2011 this year so I probably couldn’t come up with another 100 things but I will keep this in mind for next year!

    2. SarahNo Gravatar Says:
      December 29th, 2011 at 8:54 pm

      Wow! 2011 things?! I might be up for the challenge next year… that’s a ton of stuff. My house might be naked by the end of the year.

    3. JenNo Gravatar Says:
      December 29th, 2011 at 9:05 pm

      And you would have to do 2012 things!

      I thought it was going to be impossible but it was amazing what I found in the basement (things we never unpacked when we moved here 4 years ago) and in the garage. Plus all that baby stuff adds up!

    4. SarahNo Gravatar Says:
      December 29th, 2011 at 10:56 pm

      How did you keep track? I’m seriously considering the challenge because Mark thinks I’m destined to be on an episode of Hoarders. Maybe this will prove him wrong!

    5. JenNo Gravatar Says:
      December 30th, 2011 at 11:09 am

      I would keep track in a note on my BlackBerry and then once a week I would enter it into a spreadsheet and tally it all up. I then blogged about it weekly. I kept track of what I was doing with it (recycle, compost, sell, donate, giveaway, haz waste, trash or ? – for when I had no idea what to do with it).