Well, I've gotten one stack of papers thrown out. I am actually looking for something Elizabeth wrote to put on awwwtrouble, so started on the papers on top of the changing table. Didn't find what I was looking for, but I did find about half on there could be discarded. I guess my inch high stack only counts as one thing, though.
Originally inspired by Stimey and the natural nesting instincts at 34 weeks of pregnancy, this was (is) my attempt to reign in the havoc and impose some order.....before it's too late.
In 2008, begun with 6 weeks to go til baby Andrew was born, I had about 50 days for decluttering. My goal then, to get rid of 6 things a day, a la Stimey's The Junk Pyramid, meant 252 things gone from the house. With a little organizing thrown in, the hope was room for a baby and visitors, and clothes, and playthings.
I decluttered over 200 things. And since then, I've toyed on and off with restarting, but keep putting it off.
2010-2011, I indulged myself with a little shoe challenge - working my way through my shoe wardrobe of over 200 pairs. Managed to get rid of a lot, but still keep acquiring shoes at a pace of 20 pairs a year.
I've also done a poorly photographed food project (courtesy of Real Simple), which might sound odd on a clutter blog, but being organized enough to have family dinner every night is a big challenge.
And now it's 2013, the clutter is overwhelming, the shoes are overflowing, and I'm back at it!