I've been sorting out all this week, mostly going through my wardrobe and drawers trying on and checking ALL my clothes.
After doing Project 333 for the last couple of years, although a bit on and off and not always sticking rigidly to the rules, I knew I could get by on so much less than I currently had in there. And having lots of choice doesn't make things easier, it makes things more time consuming rummaging through things, getting them out and putting them back while you are choosing what to wear.
So following the Konmari method of looking at things and seeing what brought me 'joy' ( ... sounds daft but it actually works) I went through everything I owned and put the things that didn't meet the criteria into the large washing basket and the big blue box at the front on this photo.
We took these and lots of other unwanted bits and pieces to the last local car boot of the season at Rowen .....
... and came home with empty boxes and a little pile of money.
A total of £125.20 in fact.
Lovely Hubby being the lovely hubby that he is, suggested I used it to buy myself some new clothes, but I really didn't want and certainly didn't need anything else to add back into my now tidy and organised wardrobe.
So his next suggestion was "Why don't we add it lock, stock and barrel to the Sealed Pot to give us more cash for next year's Challenge". I agreed immediately ... what a brilliant idea.
We have no way of knowing how much is in there, and we won't find out until 31st December, which is our designated opening date this year, but as you can see it weighs almost 4 kilos :-)
This is our fourth year of having a Sealed Pot, another brilliant idea that I got via Blogland, this time through SFT and her blog Life After Mortgage, which is currently dormant :-(
So we have less stuff, more money, more room in the cupboards and the satisfaction of having donated all the unsold goodies to a charity shop. Not a bad weekend!!