My Personal Challenge-
For my "27 Fling Boogie" today I decided to see what I could come up with from my computer room.
I discovered boxes of brochure blanks and a zillion note pads that my DH has brought home from various trade shows. I use a note book each day for tracking my "to do" list, but by the time I go through the pads in my cabinet, he will have accumulated a half a zillion more. He will never miss the 1 or 2 that I have removed.
I found that I had two boxes of staples with 5,000 staples in each box. I don't know about you, but I don't believe that it is possible for two people, who do not work from home, to go through 10,000 staples in a lifetime! Out went a box.
The pen and pencil population is a whole other situation itself. I had a hard time opening my desk drawer because of the number of writing implements it contained. This is the result of, not only trade shows, but also companies who are constantly handing out pens in effort to advertise themselves. A few pens may have been inadvertently heisted from some unsuspecting cashiers.
I am so glad that I have taken on this 27 day challenge. With 3 weeks to go, I truly think I will see a difference in my home's "waste line". In the even that I do not, I may have to revisit my challenge again in the winter. Time will tell.