Last Friday I searched online for a book I saw on a Today Show segment. While searching, I happened upon a book titled Throw Out 50 Things by Gail Blanke. My jaw dropped when I read the short segment summary. Blanke mentioned a Michelangelo quote, the same quote that sparked my makeunder philosophy and changed my life four years ago. Needless to say, I kept reading.
Blanke’s book is aimed at helping people open up their lives by getting rid of 50 things they no longer need, use, or want. And I have to say, coming off the Michelangelo quote, I was pretty intrigued. So I decided to give her idea a try. When I told Gertie and Natalie, two of my Jess LC girls, they both wondered whether I actually owned more than 50 things. I even wondered with all my exfoliating and making under whether I would be able to meet the goal. At first I assumed I would need Erwin to help me find objects in our storage unit to use for the challenge. But after just an hour and a half in the Jess LC studio alone, I found more than 50 things. In fact, I am looking around, and it is hard to tell I even got rid of anything.
So for the next five days I will reveal what I am passing on from my life. Some objects are getting pitched, some are getting donated, and others are being recycled. This was a surprisingly easy challenge, and I think I might actually do a second round in the next month or so. For those scoffing at the ‘easy’ part in that last sentence, I say it can’t hurt to try. It might be easier done than said.
My Fifty Things: 1-10
- Teacup – Don’t Use
- Freeze dried basil – Don’t Use
- Dried roses in a vase – Don’t Need
- Medicine Organizer – Don’t Need
- Craft ribbon and hole punch – Don’t Use
- Fuzzy bowtie – Don’t Use, Need, or Love
- Old batteries – Don’t Need
- Old cocoa mix – Don’t Use
- Plastic cutting board – Don’t Need
- Black slingbacks – Don’t Use