I'm thrilled that so many of you have taken up the http://wildblueyonder.savingadvice.com/2010/01/01/join-the-j... with gusto and enthusiasm. It certainly motivated me to get cracking knowing that others were doing the same.
The challenge is simple: "purge" your home of unwanted or unused items as a means of simplifying your life, decluttering your home and perhaps making a bit of extra cash in the process. "30 in 30" describes the goal of finding one item to dispose of daily, or if you prefer, 30 items for the month.
You'll earn the most points (3 points) if you manage to sell your items on eBay, Craig's List, or elsewhere, but you can also donate your items to charity (1.5 points) or barter with others (1.5 points). As a last resort, you'll earn a single point for each item you dispose of by simply throwing it away.
My progress has been slower than many of you, but here are the seven items I've rounded up so far, to mark my progress at the end of the first week:
- 4 books, to be donated to the library: 6 points
- 1 VCR tape, to be donated to cable company for recycling: 1.5 points
- 2 household items to be donated to Good Will: 3 points
1st week total: 10.5 points
Your own results may vary. If you meet the monthly goal of disposing of 30 items during the month of January, and depending on how you dispose of your things, you may earn as little as 30 points (if you simply threw everything away) or as much as 90 points, if you sold everything.
I'll be posting weekly updates and inviting all of you to do the same.
If you haven't done so already, show us what you're made of and record your progress here!
Purge 30 in 30: 1st Weekly Progress Report
January 8th, 2010 at 06:04 am