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What will you declutter today?

post #1 of 62
Thread Starter 
I need a little movtivation here! What do you plan to declutter today? Post anything, big or small. Let me know your plans and when you finish!

I am going to declutter my pots and pan drawers and move the unused stuff down into storage.
post #2 of 62
gonna pack up some dishes, gather some more books for donation, and work on the laundry "situation". LOL
post #3 of 62
I am going to declutter the flooring samples (8 @ 1 FT x 2FT) by returning them to the design center. I may pick up a few more, though. We've chosen our main flooring, so new samples will just be for the laundry/powder room (behind one door).

I'd also like to declutter the damaged personal property by finishing the paperwork and tossing about a dozen items (recycle, trash, etc).
post #4 of 62
:im going to de-clutter the front porch of all of the bags of stuff that ive been packing up with unwanted, unneeded stuff from the house..& will be dropping it off at the thrift shop.

also planning to declutter the kitchen of the rhubarb upside down cake that i made last night and the organic whipping cream in my fridge, we are having morning tea with my mom who is here to viisit
post #5 of 62
I am in the middle of clearing my attic/closets/floor/yard space. The garage sale I'm setting up for tomorrow morning is proof that I am ready to clear the slate and only own those things that we really love to have surrounding us. Anything left over will be sent to the thrift store. :
post #6 of 62
well i'm derailed bc my kiddo is sick i'm working on just laundry and cleaning up the family room instead. aim low. :
post #7 of 62
Thread Starter 
Five hours later and not a bit closer to even having begun my project!
post #8 of 62
but have you smiled? because that's important too.
post #9 of 62
I went through all the kids' clothes (including shoes!) and sorted them into a box to take on our 2.5 mo. long vacation and THREE boxes to put in storage (that includes the dress-up stuff and shoes so I don't think it's too terrible-- coats/snowsuits and other bulky winter stuff took up a lot of space.

My next goal is to pack *my* winter clothes for storage and decide what I want to take for the summer. Ugh.

Also, I have two big bags of clothes to donate and will probably have another when I'm done with my clothes!
post #10 of 62
It was already decluttered, but I just shredded a Target bag full of stuff at work.

Will go through my books when I get home and put some aside to go to church library. I know there's at least one big coffee table book to go.

I have some extra plastic Gladware containers that I bought and didn't use that I'm going to put aside to go in church kitchen (for people to take left-overs home in).

Think I'm going to go through underwear, too, and get rid of the raggedy ones. I recently bought some new ones, but haven't gotten rid of the old stuff yet.
post #11 of 62
I'm nesting, so I think my house is pretty sparse right now. (Hopefully I don't regret emptying out so much!)

But today, I think I will get a paper bag or two and fill them with donation stuff.

- a set of ugly white plastic bowls/lids that have been bugging me in the kitchen
- a few shirts that are too short that I have hung onto
- some pots and pans maybe. I never have enough room, and yet I use the same ones over and over, while other sit unused and take up space.
post #12 of 62
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Originally Posted by sunnysandiegan View Post
I am going to declutter the flooring samples (8 @ 1 FT x 2FT) by returning them to the design center. I may pick up a few more, though. We've chosen our main flooring, so new samples will just be for the laundry/powder room (behind one door).

I'd also like to declutter the damaged personal property by finishing the paperwork and tossing about a dozen items (recycle, trash, etc).
I successfully decluttered the 8 flooring samples! Three new samples are being shipped to me, though.

I haven't gotten to the damaged items, yet.
post #13 of 62
I filled the back of the van last night with stuff from the garage in the "get rid of" pile.
post #14 of 62
I did one part of my cleaning closet last night. I am attacking my laundry pile on my sofa today.
post #15 of 62
Thread Starter 
I finally got to my pots and pans while I was preparing dinner last night! Phew!
I also got to my recycling area by the back door. :

Tonights mission is my bedroom. My room is so messy and I realized that I was embarrassed to have my children walk in in the morning to greet us. Gotta whip that room into shape!
post #16 of 62
I've assembled ALL the clothing in the house into piles in the living room and I'm going to sort what we need to keep/donate/trash.
post #17 of 62
The master bedroom aka the up-until-today repository of all homeless toys, books, clothes, electronics, etc!!

I am currently on a break from culling stuff out. The sun is out for the first time this week so the kids and I brought it all outside Clean Sweep style while DH is starting to drywall inside. I have multiple bags of varying sizes ready to be pitched and a donate pile getting larger and ready to be boxed.

My fibro will probably kick in tomorrow from all the work, but the big results I already see make it worth it. Bedroom retreat here we come.
post #18 of 62
Wow! You gals have been doing good!

I decluttered a LOT more last night than I had planned on. I was actually pondering my decluttering yesterday afternoon at work, so I came home and attacked it!

I have a large tote bag of books for my church's library. Also returning a few books I'd borrowed to a friend. Bunch of office supplies for church - I'm going really minimal. Why do I need a stapler and paper clips at home if I don't use them? Also a bunch of pens - I prefer my nice Cross pen. So that will leave me owning ONE pen, and several Sharpies. If you've ever read about the 100 Thing Challenge, being really minimal is right up my alley.

Bunch of paper cups and napkins for coffee hour at church. Some books and a plastic canister for the thrift store. Some food for the food pantry barrel at church. Shredded the whole bag of stuff at work yesterday on my lunch. Started a new bag for stuff to be shredded, but I'm trying to print out much fewer things from online, etc. Emptied out the junk drawer in the kitchen and only a few things are making it back in!

How are you doing today?
post #19 of 62
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Jenn_M View Post
I've assembled ALL the clothing in the house into piles in the living room and I'm going to sort what we need to keep/donate/trash.
I'm not sure if I'm jealous of you or if I have a crush on you. Awesome plan, mama!
post #20 of 62
I'm going to declutter my drawer. (Each member of the family has one drawer in the dresser and that is all the clothes we are allowed to have*)

*my military uniforms do not count, naturally.
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