Declutter: 2012 in 2012

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2012 is the Year We Get Serious About Living a Simpler Life

This year, I will rid myself, our kids and our home of 2012 things. 2012 items that are unnecessary, that are weighing us down, that make us feel bad.

2012 items that we don’t use, don’t want or don’t need.

On the face of it, it seems a fairly simple challenge. But for me, there’s no point in handing out success if it’s easily attainable. So…


The Rules:

  • Items I regularly throw away (general household rubbish/recyclables) don’t count towards the total.
  • A single piece of paper doesn’t count. A folder of papers does – but only as one item.
  • New things (clothes, toys, books etc) mean one similar item needs to go. These items don’t count.
  • Photos will be taken of most things – to keep me honest.


2012 items over the year works out at 5.6 unwanted, unneeded, unused items per day. Which sounds like more of a challenge.

So who’s with me? Anyone care to start 2012 with a pledge to cull the unnecessary stuff? Leave a comment and/or a link to your declutter project – I’d love to hear from you!


You Can Follow My Progress HERE.