Thursday, January 3, 2013

January Cure -- Day 2 | Create an Outbox, or in my case, Outbasket

Well, here we are on Day 2 of Apartment Therapy's January Cure. The cold I have been battling decided to transition to a cough (boo! *cough*cough*) so I decided to stay home and try to mend.  Luckily, today's assignment is another easy one and didn't take a lot of my depleted energy to complete.

Day 2: Thursday, January 3
Assignment: Set Up an Outbox and Place One Item In It

This outbox is a holding place. Items go in it and after a week (at least) you take the items back out. Anything from the outbox that was missed can be put back or, for anything that wasn't missed, they go in the garbage, recycling, or given away. So the outbox is a clutter filtering system.

First, the outbox: I wanted to put our outbox in our entryway so I didn't want it to just be a cardboard box. Luckily, we have two gifts baskets that were given to us and the empty baskets live on top of the shelves in our office...and are occasionally used by Stella Kitty. Now the larger basket lives my our front door and is our "outbox."

Second, the first item: I picked a bottle of perfume that I got for free months, maybe even a year, ago. For some reason, I have gotten rid of a bunch of other things but have held on to that bottle for some reason. I don't even really like the fragrance. Now it is in the basket and if I don't miss it after a week, it is going away.

As you can see, there is plenty of room for more stuff in my outbasket. I'm ready.

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