1-A-Week: Week 52 – One year complete!

Dec 29, 2011 by

I have now completed 52 weeks of my 1 A Week project where each week I got rid of something I did not need need, want, or use anymore.

This project has been a huge success for me.  My house has less clutter, my life has more space for important things, and my wallet is over $700 richer.

I made exactly $701 over the year of getting rid of stuff each week.  Most of that money was selling my old electronics and miscellaneous stuff on eBay or Craigslist.  34 of those weeks I gave the items away to Goodwill and such.  The remaining 18 weeks, I sold the items on eBay or Craigslist.

For this last week I tore apart my garage looking for the hardware that goes with the truck shell I got rid of last week.  Alas I did not find them, but I did find a lot of misc construction material I am going to donate to Habitat for Humanity’s Restore stores.  If you’ve never been to a Restore store, check them out.  They sell donated and leftover building materials and have some great deals if you are doing some DIY projects.

I am really happy I started this project and I think I will continue this on for next year.  I hope you will join me.  Start the new year off right and make a commitment to de-clutter your life this year.


1AW is a project by which I’m getting rid of at least 1 thing each week that I do not need, want, or use anymore. Doing at least one thing per week helps me reduce the clutter in my life and make room for what is truly important.

What are you getting rid of this week?  Leave a comment and let me know.