I'm joining in with Amy from Amy's Finer Things in her Declutter Challenge. In case you haven't heard she's inspiring others to get rid of 730 items in 2010. That averages out to be 2 items per day. Of course you don't really have to get rid of 2 items a day, just whenever you can and it doesn't even have to be 730 items. The object is to simplify your home by getting rid of things you don't or can't use anymore.
If you read my post earlier this month about the mouse, you know I had a great reason to get rid of some stuff. I started with the closet the mouse was in. As I was going through boxes, I realized I didn't need a lot of those things. Some were old Christmas ornaments that were broken, a few were old manuals for things we no longer owned. There were things I thought I wanted, but after thinking about how they had just been sitting in the closet unused, I decided I could let go of them.
Then we did my bedroom. I had a lot of paperwork there that I no longer needed, so we tossed that. We went through our clothes and got rid of the ones we couldn't wear or that had holes. We also got rid of some more toys.
So, for January my total is 78 items! I'm sure there will be months with less items and maybe months with more items. Even if I don't get to 730 items, I am feeling better about having less clutter in my home! I'm also putting the total on my sidebar, so I can better keep track. If you want to see how others are simplifying visit Amy's Finer Things.