various ticket stubs - not sure how many, I'll count them as one item
8 expired food items
A handful more today, spent the day taking the Christmas tree & decorations down and tidying the house.
4 pieces of excess Christmas decoration packaging
1 old something (I wrote what it was, but can't read my scribble, and can't remember what it was, clearly it was very important to me )
edited: to correct my woeful counting!
What on earth is a pancake batter dispenser?!?! I swear, there's a gadget for everything! Good choice to declutter that one, mama!
Today: One more clutter-collecting bowl sorted. Hooray! This is fun!
1 phone repaired (and the broken pieces therefore un-cluttered)
1 pile of receipts thrown away
2 burnt-out lightbulbs
2 pen caps with no pen
2 pens that don't work
1 collection of rosin for a violin bow that no longer exists
1 household thermometer
1 weird guitar-shaped magnet that plays music
1 Warsteiner button
1 dead battery
2 expired Zoo membership cards
1 broken necklace
Oh yeah better throw out our pancake batter dispenser too...... just kidding! No we don't have one... thank goodness....
Appropriate grieving period for random xmas presents....maybe 24 hours?
Wish I could declutter the caterpillars we keep finding round the house...I think there is an infestation coming from the gumtrees in our yard.
1-94. Junky plastic toys MIL insists on giving us for Christmas every year. We don't even have any kids yet!
96. old computer speakers
99. bracelet that's way too big & has no way to adjust
100. tacky earrings (another MIL gift - I love her, really I do, but she has no taste)
101. Christmas ornament
102. another Christmas ornament
103. squishy penguin toy thing
137. another pair of gloves
When I pull the Christmas storage boxes out of the attic this week to take down my decorations I have lots of stuff I didn't even put out that I could stand to get rid of. I only have it because my mom unloaded it on me when we got our own place.
I did this last year but never posted because I wasn't counting. I am more than sure we got rid of probably thousands and thousands of things. ANd some how, it doesn't seem like we have any less than when we started a year ago. I think too much is coming into the house, so my constant decluttering isn't going to simplify things unless we stop the stuff from coming in. Does that make any sense? So in addition to simplifying, I am going to try to not let so much stuff come in. It's mostly presents from my mom. She sends a package every week... Sometimes its things we need and I am very appreciative, some times its just more stuff...
Anyway, here is my first batch of stuff for the year :)
1 old mop (we had 2.. why??)
1 broken picture frame
(1) A lot of tags from clothes... my 4 year old at one time was saving tags and making picture out of them, I think she has moved on and forgotten about that project, so they were just clutter!
24 pieces of kid's clothing
20 bottles of lotion
1 cheese grater (we also had 2 of these )
1 pair of socks from Christmas that didn't fit
1 wooden spoon
1 hanging scale we had for weighing our youngest when he was born
1 diaper cover
8 Old annoying little plastic toys
1 Article that I saved and finally read today
10 Cheerio box books or torn books
1 handful Random bits of paper from DS room
6 annoying s sticky frog toys
2 packages of temporary tattoos
1 Plastic egg
4 empty boxes
I spend the last two days reorganizing all my DS's toys and books. I am pleased with how it is all organized now. If DS can only keep it that way.