Friday, December 31, 2010

YAWK 2011 (You Are What You Keep)

My friend Ann from the old Scrapbooking board took part this year in a movement called YAWYK ("You Are What You Keep") which encourages you to get rid of the excess stuff in your life. Ann did a scrapbook-related project, striving to get rid of 2010 scrapping items in 2010 by either using them, donating them, selling them, or tossing them. Even though she didn't start until June, she actually accomplished her goal!!

So.. I think I will do the same thing! I vow that one year from today my crafting room will contain 2011 fewer items than it does today! This will include scrapbooking, sewing, and needlework (knit, crochet, embroidery) items. I think this will be fun - I plan to use the same guidelines she did when it comes to counting items.
You can read them here in her blog:

I just read some blog entries by the person who inspired Ann, and it looks like she counted everything in the house (clothes, etc.) in her count of items. (Her blog is here: )
I'm going to stick with the craft items though - having to list clothes, etc. just seems too complicated. I think I'll be more inclined to stick to it if I stick with one room. (Other items may fly out the door, they just won't be counted.)

Want to join me in the YAWYK for 2011?


Ann Marie said...

Whoo-hoo! I think I'm doing it again, too! This will be fun to have a partner! :-D

:::b r a n d i::: said...

ooooh, I LOVE this idea!!! I may just go for it.

Brenda is SO Blessed said...

i have watched Ann with it--- I may have to do it too. my house is slowing going to combust if i dont start divesting myself of some of this junk! great idea

Brenda is SO Blessed said...

so what have you done so far...I am at 000

Fuzzy White Dogs said...

Good! It'll be more fun if we're all doing it together! Today was the first day I've crafted in 2011. (See my next blog for details)