I am still thinking about the length of my stash diet. A year seems so unreasonable. But in 6 months I might not make much of a dent in things. I guess it needs to be a year. That is a scary thing to contemplate. Though I know I hardly bought anything new the 3 years that I lived in NY (once a year shopping trips to the Yankee Cross Stitch in North Hampton, NH) kept me afloat along with my stash. I made an occasional trip other shops - maybe 3 or 4 in total. And internet shopped for a for a few fabrics and threads.
I will just have to be strong. And continue to think of that large collection of already kitted up items that needs reducing. And how large my finished items box may grow.