So we've come to the end of You Are What You Keep 2011. I've actually found it quite easy to keep track of things just by hanging a list on the refrigerator, and although I'm sure we've missed some stuff coming in and going out I'm guessing we got a fairly accurate total. Just for kicks, here is a recap of the year:
January: Remove 228, Obtain 78
February: Remove 238, Obtain 42
March: Remove 93, Obtain 100
April: Remove 60, Obtain 58
May: Remove 174, Obtain 105
June: Remove 312, Obtain 95
July: Remove 135, Obtain 109
August: Remove 70, Obtain 68
September: Remove 90, Obtain 44
October: Remove 66, Obtain 44
November: Remove 175, Obtain 67
December was a bit difficult, as I knew it would be. Christmas time is always difficult for trying to get rid of more than you bring in, but I have to say I think we did a fairly good job. We were in the red this month, but not by much. In December, we removed 130 items for a grand total of 1771 items removed in 2011. We obtained 154 items (holy moly!) for a grand total of 964 items obtained. Our 2011 net total items removed is 807.
Obviously for a net total, I was no where near 2011. But not factoring in the items obtained, we were only 240 items away from our goal. I think that's pretty respectable! I'm not sure yet if we'll keep it going for 2012, but I guess it won't hurt anyone. It's sort of become a habit now anyway.