I'll give myself + 25 for the last few days
1630 out of 2013
373 to go !
I think I'm getting my groove back I kept feeling twinges of panic at first when I started to separate the piles, but after a few hours of working at it, I was going through stuff without second thought.
600+ papers today - all shredded. Plenty of paper is headed towards the animal shelter. :) I count every 4 papers as 1 item, so that's another 150 'items' that have left.
1 DVD (donated)
1 book (donated)
3 random items that are beyond any use have been tossed
936 / 2013
I have a little more shredding to do tonight, so I'll be back later tonight or tomorrow to update.
Update: Got rid of 83 papers..
956 / 2013
for new baby!!! decluttering can wait
Strong is not the word I would use.. there is another 'S' word I can think of.. Jokes aside, I do love having them so close in age to one another. It's hard in those early days and I found the transition from 1 to 2 the hardest overall, so I'm really feeling for you right now! Years later, our first and second children are best friends and cannot live without each other so, in my books, all the crazy (and believe me there was plenty of it) paid off. Our third and fourth are very much alike in personality and get along like two peas in a pod, aswell. No doubt they will grow up to be best friends too.
Take it easy on yourself mama! I was so eager to declutter following the birth of our last little one that I came home from the hospital and started cleaning and clearing stuff out This continued for several weeks in all of my tired, hormonal glory.. That turned out to be a mistake, because I was wasting so much energy on something that would still be waiting for me regardless, whereas those newborn snuggly days go by so quickly.
Is there anyone to help you out with all the daily stuff? I found that having a relatively "neat" home made the mountains of neat clutter more bearable.
Today I went through one thousand and two hundred papers and shredded the lot of them!
I have one more box - double the size of this one - to sift through aswell.. will start on that box tonight and finish it tomorrow.
1325 / 2013
Update: 286 papers gone.. with many more to come tomorrow. Once I'm done, our paper system will be very streamlined, decluttered and organized. It should take me another two days as it is a huge box of papers to look through. Can't wait until it's done! Paper and clothes are the bane of my existence.. they come out of nowhere, multiply rapidly and happily reside in every corner of the house.
1396 / 2013
Great stuff Loveourbabies!
Skycheattraffic congratulations on your new baby!
I was away this weekend and have returned home back to reality.......... I have two baby blankets with sentimental value but don't need them anymore. I don't really want to get rid of them... but I don't need them. Suggestions?
Can you make something out of them? Maybe joining the two of them to make a throw for one of your DC?
Kid stuff is so hard to part with. I can give away a brand new shirt of mine without hesitation, but a ripped and stained tee that belongs to anyone of my DC, I deliberate over. lol.
Do you have space to store them? I say keep them if you have the space.. They are the type of items that have the potential to be heirlooms.
OMG I am so sick of paper. I'm this >< close to screaming my head off and tossing it all in recycling. I've done 1000 already and it's only HALF of this stupid box and I've got another box after that. I'm going to slap my DH the second he walks through that door.. a nice big thank you for dumping this crap on me!!!!! It's all his old work papers..
DH must have sensed my frustration because he walked in the door, took one look at me and said "It's okay, I'll finish them.. just go rest". So now I feel like a major ass for being angry at him.
2242 is the number of papers that have left our house today! Mostly shred, but a few randoms went to recycling. I cannot stand to look at another piece of paper, but I have another box to be finished by tomorrow. I'm going to make myself a lovely milky coffee and carry on!
1956 / 2013
(My goal is to get to 3000 by the end of this year)
Still decluttering over here, but I've been offline for several days now as my computer finally shit itself.
Curlyfry7, well done! Enjoy your vacation!
Surfacing, thank you!
This week I'm tackling family heirlooms (HATE this category but I'm finally getting over my heirloom guilt), a few more papers (where are these buggers coming from?), clothes, clothes and more clothes.