Ok, so I have two major sources of overkill in my life: clutter and food. I'm overweight and overstuffed into a tiny little house a wonderful husband (who came into our marriage with, like, 2 bags), 2 awesome kids (who are my current inspiration for de-cluttering...since their baby gear needs a home!) and 3 dogs (who spend a lot of time outside while I think about cleaning).
My successful weight loss journey started in September with www.sparkpeople.com and now I'm ready to carry that ongoing success (I'm about a 1/4 of the way to my goal weight) to my other "biggest" problem...my stuff.
I have not read the book yet, but was inspired enough by the interviews, reviews and website to start yesterday anyway. I purged items in my kitchen cupboards that have been weighing me down for years. A few jars (I am NEVER going to can anything - and that's ok!), a bunch of pitchers (when you can replace them for $2 in an emergency...do you really need 7?), mugs that traced my personal history of jobs, hobbies and bands that I liked over the last 30 years (did I think I'd forget where I worked, and did I really want to hold onto a place that laid me off???) and a menagerie of not-quite-Tupperware-inspired plastic dishes and lids. So day 1 produced 1 bag and three boxes which were going not to the trash, but to our local thrift store...when my mother called and said the dreaded "we're going to have a garage sale". So - because I haven't read the book yet and because we are nearly broke (in the sense of $, but not spirit or joy or love!...see previous reference to mugs-from-business-that-laid-me-off) those boxes (and bag!) sit by my doorway...the harbinger of indecision...to donate, to sell, to throw away - that is the question.