The Mindful Hustle

thoughtfully, reluctantly adults.

In and Out Report: April

The in and out report is an accountability tally of allllll the things I’ve brought into my lil one bedroom apartment and conversely, a list of all the things I took out.  My goal is to net 0 or better yet, export more than I import.

In (aka things I bought) 

Nude shoes that actually match my skin tone.

Black and white striped midi skirt. been wanting one of these for the longest time. AKA since I pinned this picture on Pinterest.

4 storage boxes

One vase

4 Ikea tarp bags.

3 pairs of footie socks. (I count pairs of an item as 1)

A kitten. OK first of all I know she’s not a THING  and I didn’t buy her but she does live in my apartment and occupy space and resources

Fitbit (Happy Birthday to me)

Pair of flats for work 

Three pairs of earrings *gift

Two t-shirts *gift

Pool cover-up *gift

Total in: 23

OUT (Either taken to Goodwill or the garbage)

One teddy bear

Three towels

One wire basket

One set of hot rollers. Use a wand instead these days. Much less hassle although far more likely to burn myself. Tradeoffs?

3 headbands. I’ve given up the ghost. I never wear headbands. They drive me bat-shit crazy.

One pair of underwear

Two spatulas

Two measuring cups

Two springform pans- I had 4 of these….why? I have literally made one cheesecake in my whole life.

Bundt pan

Pair of shorts

3 pairs of pants (two damaged beyond repair. one pair usable but not the right fit)

Cork board

Total out: 22

Netted items: 1

All in all not bad, but it just illustrates all too well for me: if I don’t conscientiously declutter on a regular basis, I could soon be buried in STUFF.


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