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.