At least two people have been brave enough to publicly take on decluttering challenges in 2009 and then report their progress on their blogs.
Chaotic Kitten has the catchy phrase No Longer Mine in 2009. As she writes, "I want to keep track of how many bags of rubbish leave my house this year." As of March 12 she has gotten rid of "183 carrier bags and 24 bin bags" full of stuff. Her first goal was 209 in 2009 - and she's already way over that, considering that each bin bag equals 4 or 5 carrier bags. And on March 10, she wrote:
It feels good, it's getting less scary, and the more I get rid of, the easier it seems to get rid of more.Congratulations, Chaotic Kitten!
Angela Esnouf, a professional organizer in Australia is trying to eliminate 2009 items from her home/life; her latest status report was on March 4, and the last item listed (#196) was the following - a good reminder that not all clutter is stuff:
196: And finally, decluttering one committee position from my life has lifted a weight off my shoulders and given me a good chunk of time.Congratulations, Angela!
[2009 Calendar by Vertex42.com]