I just read about the 100 thing challenge. I immediately thought of the two areas where my hoarding tendencies are barely held in check: my clothing and my craft materials/tools. So I did a quick inventory of my clothing. I have a book that is a visual catalogue of all my clothes. Perhaps it is a sign that I have too many things that I have photos of all my clothes. Anyway, it makes it easy to count. I have 163 items of clothing. This does NOT count socks, underwear and various foundation pieces. Also, a few things I bought this summer to wear next winter. SO! I am going to try to get down to 100 items. I am not quite sure if I will include each undergarment or categories of items. It seems like a cheat. If I just said: shirts or even short sleeve shirts, I would definitely be under 100 items. Anyway, I think achieving the 100 items with categories for undergarments will be a major breakthrough. By the way, this does include jewelry and shoes.
To begin this process, I will go through my items again. This time, I will look at each item by comfort, style and whether I have worn it in the last season appropriate for it. I know this is crazy, but I can’t help it, my inner hoarder has to be rationalized.
On the other end of the spectrum is my craft room. In that room, I am only using categories. I have to. I have over 100 drawing items, pieces of fabric and beads. I am at sixty categories or things. I am trying to make the categories not too broad. I did get rid of five things yesterday. Good start.