2 Week 3 - 2011 in 2011

I didn't have as much time this week to find items to remove from our home. But I still made some progress! I tackled the linen closet and started on the basement. The basement is a total gold mine right now. I have been meaning to sort through things and really organize it so this will give me the push I need to just get it done. I'm in no way a pack rat but I seem to keep sentimental things. Like my old track and field jerseys and even my old spikes for my shoes. Why I need to keep these I just don't know.

Here are my totals for the week:

Recycled - 31
Garbage - 58
Hazardous Waste - 1
Donate - 53
Sell - 24
Giveaway - 0
Return - 0
Compost - 12
? - 0
Total number of items = 179

Grand total so far = 835 items

Most interesting item - A key chain view finder from Canada's Wonderland from when I was like 12. So....why were perms ever "in"?

Most thought provoking item from an environmental perspective - I found a whole bunch of those little salt and pepper packets from Wendy's. I don't know why we put these in the bag when we get takeout. We have salt and pepper at home so it is not like we need them. Perhaps it is just instinct to grab them? Same goes for the plastic utensils...no need to grab them at all!

Best green story - We had a bunch of old salt bags from our water softener sitting in the basement. My first reaction was to throw them in the garbage but I looked on the bags and found a recycling symbol which is one that our region takes! Just goes to show that sometimes things you won't think can be recycled actually can be.

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  1. Hi, I'm your newest follower, I found your blog through the canadian blog hop. It looks great! I really liked reading your 101 in 1001. And I also saw that you did a no tv challenge, I did too! Mine was 3 months and I didn't miss it at all! Turns out I'm more of an internet junkie...still trying to cut back on that. Hope you'll check out my blog. :)


  2. Hi! I just found your post while cleaning out my reader. I just did my first 2011 in 2011 post after reading a post from another blogger and then here you are...I don't want to take credit for the 2011 in 2011 idea because it is not mine!

    I am starting a 2011 in 2011 blog hop though, I would love it if you'd link up. You have some awesome tips.