Inbound vs Outbound #10 – June 2021

The point of this article is to see what I’ve purchased versus what I’ve decluttered in the month. The ultimate goal is to see, if over time, I’m bringing more into my life than taking out. Also if the things I do bring in are adding more value into my life in the long run since I’m documenting when it’s arriving.

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Inbound: 

I brought in a cars worth of boxes of things that were previously being stored at my aunt’s house. You can read about that here.

Other items that came into my life:

  • One Peperomia Hope;
  • One Philodendron Birkin;
  • One ceramic planter;
  • One ergonomic keyboard;
  • One laptop stand;
  • One multi USB connection thing;
  • One ergonomic mouse pad; and
  • Sweatpants from Knix.

(you can tell this is the month I committed to the WFH lifestyle)

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Outbound:

  • Paper CD cases (recycled);
  • Plaques from races I won (Garbage);
  • Soap with a mustache pattern (gifted to my partner);
  • The book ‘Turtles as Pets’ (gifted to my partner);
  • A bunch of copper wires (Buy Nothing Group);
  • Random children books (little library and a donation box near a local church);
  • Random note book of yarn samples (garbage);
  • Guitar case (sold on Kijiji);
  • Manga/calligraphy set (gifted to roommate);
  • One roll of wrapping paper (Buy Nothing Group);
Off to do a Buy Nothing hand off

  • 5 rolls of duct tape (Buy Nothing Group);
  • A bag of textiles that’s been sitting in my car for easily 6 months (textiles recycling bin); and
  • 5 Pixar prints (Buy Nothing Group).

That’s it! Lots of things moving around in and out of my place. Sorry about the late update on this, I wanted the car post to be listed before this, and it took at while to write and edit.

Inbound vs Outbound #9 – May 2021

The point of this article is to see what I’ve purchased versus what I’ve decluttered in the month. The ultimate goal is to see, if over time, I’m bringing more into my life than taking out. Also if the things I do bring in are adding more value into my life in the long run since I’m documenting when it’s arriving.

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Inbound: 

  • Two hot pepper plants;
  • One rosemary plant; and
  • One tomato plant.
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Outbound:

  • One dead orchid (RIP); and
  • One pillow case sold on Depop.

Another month that keeps like it was just flying by. June will definitely have more movement.

Inbound vs Outbound #8 – April 2021

The point of this article is to see what I’ve purchased versus what I’ve decluttered in the month. The ultimate goal is to see, if over time, I’m bringing more into my life than taking out. Also if the things I do bring in are adding more value into my life in the long run since I’m documenting when it’s arriving. So I can think a bit more critically about the whole thing.

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Inbound: 

  • Various Seeds (herbs, greens and wild flowers);
  • A piece of rebar for staking plants;
  • Moonlight snake plant;
  • Fertilizer for hydroponics; and
  • Three pack of deodorant, so I shouldn’t smell for a bit.

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Outbound:

  • Two books about Construction Project Management given to my friend that is working on getting his PMP.

Definitely more items coming in this month and out. April flew by, so I didn’t really have a chance to get started on my spring cleaning. We’re also currently in a stay at home order, so meet ups for trades are discouraged and donation centers are closed. That just makes the process to get things out of the house even more difficult.

Inbound vs Outbound #7 – March 2021

The point of this article is to see what I’ve purchased versus what I’ve decluttered in the month. The ultimate goal is to see, if over time, I’m bringing more into my life than taking out. Also if the things I do bring in are adding more value into my life in the long run since I’m documenting when it’s arriving. So I can think a bit more critically about the whole thing.

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Inbound: 

  • One vertical planter for my balcony;
  • Various seeds (spinach, boy choy, parsley, and more);
  • One plastic pan to put under planters;
  • One plastic pan to put under planters, but this one has wheels!;
  • Two sets of gardening gloves;
  • One screw driver (for work so I’m not sure if this counts);
  • One flashlight (for work);
  • Two buckets;
  • One box of personal items from my parents house, as they are moving;
  • Four egg cartons for seedings;
  • One small Monstera Deliciosa; and
  • One ziplock worth of worms for vermicomposting.
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Outbound:

  • A pair of ripped gardening gloves;
  • One canvas set with the paint and brush included;
  • One drawing pad;
  • One pencil case;
These three were given away on my local Buy Nothing group

  • Four books; and
  • The key to my old house since my parents have moved.

Definitely more items coming in this month because of the change of the season and wanting to do more gardening.

Inbound vs Outbound #6 – February 2021

The point of this article is to see what I’ve purchased versus what I’ve decluttered in the month. The ultimate goal is to see if over time I’m bringing more into my life than taking out. Also if the things I do bring in are adding more value into my life in the long term since I’m documenting when it’s arriving, so I can think a bit more critically about the whole thing.

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Inbound: 

  • 5 various undergarments;
  • Color Me Vegan by Colleen Patrick-Goudreau, borrowed from my parents;
  • Edible by Daniella Martin, borrowed from my parents;
  • 1 reusable menstrual cup;
  • 2 Glengarry glasses; and
  • 8 pairs of socks.
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Outbound:

  • 1 belt buckle (sold on Depop);
  • 1 broken pair of headphones;
  •  6 dead pens; and
  • 2 erasers.

Not as much as previous months. It’s a short month, so it’s a short list.

Inbound vs Outbound #5 – January 2021

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The point of this article is to see what I’ve purchased versus what I’ve decluttered in the month. The ultimate goal is to see if over time I’m bringing more into my life than taking out. Also if the things I do bring in are adding more value into my life in the long term since I’m documenting when it’s arriving and can think a bit more critically about the whole thing.

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Inbound:

  • 1 string of led lights decluttered by my parents to me;
  • 1 phone case; and
  • 1 three pack of tempered glass phone screen protectors.

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Outbound:

  • 1 alarm clock that mimics a sunrise, given on my local BuyNothing group;
  • 1 dead rosemary (RIP);
  • 2 Tamagotchis, sold on eBay;
  • 1 winter jacket, donated to a clothing drive;
  • 2 winter/fall coats, donated to a clothing drive;
  • 1 hoodie, donated to a clothing drive
  • 1 bottle of micellar water;
  • 1 glove since I lost the other half of the pair;
  • 1 mitten since I lost the other half of the pair;
  • 1 half used Happy Planner for 2017;
  • One Rock Band instrument set, given away on my local Buy Nothing Group, including:
    • Rock Band 2; and
    • Beatles Rock Band.
  • 6 yearbooks;
  • 2 notebooks from highschool;
  • 1 friendship bracelet, sold on Depop; and
  • 1 keychain for the gym membership I cancelled 6 months ago.

Inbound vs Outbound #4 – December 2020

The point of this article is to see what I’ve purchased versus what I’ve decluttered in the month. The ultimate goal is to see if over time I’m bringing more into my life than taking out. Also if the things I do bring in are adding more value into my life in the long term since I’m documenting when it’s arriving and can think a bit more critically about the whole thing.

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Inbound: 

  • 1 new phone, including a new charging cable;
  • 1 set of ear buds that came free with the phone; 
  • 1 Peace Collective long sleeve;
  • 1 backpack;
  • 1 messenger bag; 
  • 1 Callisia Repens Pink Lady; 
  • 1 bottle of plant fertilizer; 
  • 1 necklace with my starsign;
  • 1 cutting wood board;  
  • 1 puzzle of the history of Toronto 
  • 1 ‘House of Plants’ board game; 
  • 1 face cream;
  • 1 mug;
  • 1 jar of wood cutting board oil;
  • 1 garlic cutter;
  • 1 vegetable peeler; 
  • 1 USB stick with some courses;
  • 1 T-shirt;
  • 2 laundry dryer balls; and 
  • 1 print and frame.

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Outbound:

  • At least three notebooks worth of random papers found at my parents house; 
  • 1 sweater; 
  • 3 purses; 
  • 1 laptop case 
  • 2 old cellphones for electronics recycling; 
  • 1 wallet
  • About a dozen books; 
  • 3 children books found at my parents house; 
  • 2 books returned to my parents; and
  • 1 broken vegetable peeler.

Inbound vs Outbound #3 – November 2020

The point of this article is to see what I’ve purchased versus what I’ve decluttered in the month. The ultimate goal is to see if over time I’m bringing more into my life than taking out. Also if the things I do bring in are adding more value into my life in the long term since I’m documenting when it’s arriving and can think a bit more critically about the whole thing.

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Inbound: 

  • A dozen pairs for socks;  
  • 3 pairs of underwear;
  • One spray bottle;  
  • One bottle of hydrogen peroxide 3%;
  • One mini bottle of hand sanitizer;
  • 7 house plants;
The one of the right is new
  • Four glasses, dropped off by my friend;
  • A pack of laundry detergent strips; and
  • 2 mason jars returned to me by my parents.

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Outbound:

  • 5 dead orchids (RIP);
  • One dead house plant (RIP);
  • Two bags of cloths and textiles that have been sitting in my car for 4 months, dropped off for textile recycling;
  • Two glasses; 
  • One housewarming present that I was able send off to its recipient; 
  • 13 Christmas cards going to various new homes (not sure if this counts but I’ve had the packs of cards for years); and
  • A bin worth of old electronics that was dropped off for recycling.  

Inbound vs Outbound #2 – October 2020

Changing the format a bit from the previous month, let me know what you think.

The point of this article is to see what I’ve purchased versus what I’ve decluttered in the month. The ultimate goal is to see if over time I’m bringing more into my life than taking out. Also if the things I do bring in are adding more value into my life in the long term since I’m documenting when it’s arriving and can think a bit more critically about the whole thing.

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Inbound: 

  • One Canna Lily that my friend found on the side of the road and dropped off at my door;  
  • Seven Orchids that I got from my parents house;
  • One Dutch Oven;
  • One Slow Cooker;  
  • One 6 pack of reusable lids for mason jars;
  • One 12 pack of seals for mason jars;
  • One silicon bread loaf tin; 
  • Two aluminum bread load tins; 
  • One pair of black leggings; 
  • One Patagonia sweater;  
  • 2 Fjallbo Ikea shelves from Kijiji; 
  • One 12 pack of Thank You cards;  
  • One 57L bag of potting soil; 
  • One 5L bag of orchid soil;
  • One bottle of orchid fertilizer; 
  • One bag of Leca potting medium; and  
  • One set of 4 wooden double pointed knitting needles.

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Outbound: 

  • One Pac Man belt buckle sold on Depop;
  • One coffee table;
  • Two shopping bags of knit goods, donated to be distributed to local homeless shelters; and
  • One fanny pack sold on Depop.

Inbound Vs Outbound #1 – September 2020

I’m not sure how much I will maintain this through the months but I will see how long I can. Since the data would be interesting. So let’s do this… 

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The point of this article is to see what I’m purchases versus what I’ve decluttered in the month of September. The ultimate goal is to see if I’m bringing more into my life than taking out. Also if the things I do bring in are adding more value into my life in the long term since I’m documenting when it’s arriving and can think a bit more critically about it all.

I definitely have a small problem with impulse shopping. It’s gotten a lot better over the years, but I still breakdown from time to time. Hopefully actually seeing what I buy and compare the in and outs of my life I be a good reminder to stop buying stupid shit.

Inbound:  

September 3: Going Coconuts and Blowin’ Smoke Eyeshadow Pallets by ColourPop 

I’ve been eye balling these two palettes for months. I think the colours are so pretty and I was pretty good at stopping myself from buying it before this point. Partially because I don’t like paying international shipping, partially because Colourpop has done some dumb shit in the past and are basically a fast makeup brand. But there were having a 25% off sale, and I was in a mood where I was itching to buy something (which I could have worked through but also so pretty!!!).  

Yeah, it’s a middle pandemic and I haven’t worn makeup in like 6+ month but I’ve also wanted this palettes for pretty much the same amount of time, so hopefully it lives up to the hype I’ve seen online and built up in my head.  

Update: yeah, it’s pretty nice. I really enjoy the Blowin’ Smoke, but all the pigment is good and it stays on my eyeballs all day.  

September 5: ‘Soak’ Yarn Soap  

I saw a friend posted on Facebook that a alpaca store was going out of business and were having a sale. I decided to check it out since there was some walking trails near there so I could make a bit of a day out of it. 

I was actually really good and wasn’t tempted by many things. There were some alpaca gloves and one sweater that were beautiful but I knew I wouldn’t get as much use out of as other would. 

The only item I purchased was a yarn specific soap, since I don’t have any and it will be good for washing my wool and cashmere sweaters, and yarn. Also this stuff retails for a really high price so I definably got a great deal with it.  

I only got the one bottle, which I will count as a victory in self control. 

September 10th: A Tencel Bralette by Organic Basics 

I was planning on getting more bars at the start of the year. But since I work from home now I decided that I don’t need the ones that are 100% support, underwire, tho’ puppies aren’t going to be move types.  I’ve discovered the joys of bralettes, although I will probably not continue my love affair with them once I’ve returned to the office.

This one was on sale and I’ve been wanting to try Organic Basics for ages but the price is way to high for something I don’t know if I would like and would want to invest in at it’s full retail.

Update: So I’ve lost quite a bit of trust in the people that I watch that push this brand. The bra kinda sucks, but because it is an intimate, I cannot return it. So I will live with it but I’m not rushing to ever purchase from this brand again. 

September 26th: Eye Cream

This was a impulse purchase. I’ve been thinking of getting eye creams for a while. I was in Shoppers and bought a different item from this brand initially (which I think I picked because it was on sale and Instagram was advertising it hard to me). But I got home and looked it up on Beautipedia, and the rating wasn’t good. So I did an exchange and we are rocking. I probably should have waited and got something for a small local brand. That is something I will considered for future purchase.  

Update: The eye cream is good. One can argue that a 20 something year old doesn’t need anti aging eye cream, but I just want that part of my face to get moisture, especially was the weather changes.  

Outbound  

September 10th: Colorpop Crème Gel Liner in the colour ‘Call Me’ 

It dried out. Which makes sense since I’m pretty sure I got it when I was like 18 or 19 and currently in my mid twenties. I’m not going to keep something that technically works but looks like butt on my eye.  

Two Pins 

A picture of the One of the Pins I kept

I didn’t take a picture but I was cleaning my room and found two pins on my corkboard that just doesn’t hit emotionally the way it used too. So I’m not going to keep them around. It is unfortunate I couldn’t recycle them.


So that is the items that came in and out of my life (excluding food). September was more quiet than I would expect but I’m not mad with the results.