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30 Things in 30 Days – The Next 7

This week I was grateful for a friend sharing her list of things purged for her 30 things in 30 days. I was feeling a little unmotivated this week to search out another seven things, but knowing I’m not doing this on my own was super helpful!

I also read a quote on a blog that gave purpose to this week’s task:

“Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.” – William Morris

With those words in mind, I chose the next 7 things to go.

15.  ’90s Discman … Purchased in the ’90s specifically for its shock-wave protection (does anyone know what that means anymore?). I let the nostalgia kick in for all the CD’s that were listened to in this device and then decided having it sit in a shoe box on the shelf was not serving any purpose. Full disclosure: I’m keeping my walkman–it’s a little too retro for me to let go of just yet.

16. Electronic Device … Similar to the discman, it’s just sitting in a box on the shelf, so I found someone else who will use it and am letting it go.

17. Pens … I’m a bit of a pen hoarder. I love to write pen to paper. So I stockpile, but some of these are simply dust collectors and it feels good to clear out the space.

18. Magnets … Does your fridge feel cluttered? Mine did, so I pared down what was on it.

19. Greeting Cards … I’ve previously mentioned that I’m sentimental. This extends to greeting cards that I receive. I love to keep them and look back at moments in my life, but I’ve realized some things lose their meaning over time and ones I never look at can head to the recycling bin.

20. Kitchen Tools … More items that sit unused in the utensil drawer.

21. Random Toys … Cute, fun toys that sit in boxes are neither beautiful or useful for my life.

How was your motivation this week?
What helped you choose the next things to go? 

Journey through all the posts in this series:
Post #1: 30 Things in 30 days: Introduction
Post #2: The First 7 Things
Post #3: Choosing 8-14
Post #4: The Next 7
Post #5: Almost the End
Post #6: The Final 2 and What to do With it All

This post was originally written in 2017 and republished in 2020.

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