Used 3 skiens from yarn stash to make a valentines present and will send present off next week.... (have a minor yarn problem)
I haven't, no. But I don't think they would take clothes from overseas. :) Thanks anyway :) I'm okay with donating, but I just cant seem to decide what's necessary and I'm not sure if I've actually reached the point where we can't do with any less. My main issue is that I just don't have space to store all the clothes anymore. There are bags of clothes piled in front of the cupboards and I'm tired of looking at them. Not sure what to do at this point except to try and keep decluttering.. I'm going to try for 20 clothing items today and perhaps 30 over the weekend.
I think having a number to get rid of worked well in terms of motivation. I first walked in the room looking at everything and thinking it can all stay because it's all "useful".. I basically got nowhere for 15 minutes.. so I left the room and told myself that 20 items had to go, whether they could stay or not! I owed it to myself to follow through (which I'm pretty shit at). So I managed to weed some stuff out from the piles. I have 21 less items in that room now! Tomorrow I intend on doing another 15 and a further 15 on Sunday (as more clean washing makes it's way through from the laundry).
416 / 2014
79 obvious-to-get rid of items in the bedroom today; will continue the bedroom tomorrow. It would be nice to say the master bedroom is a romantic, relaxing space...
1 library book--returned
2 empty boxes in the pantry--trashed
13 misc junk in nightstand--trashed
20 trash behind/around nightstand
33 junk under bed--trashed
1 old cell phone--donated for recycling fundraiser at work
1 plastic bracelet--donated
Got rid of some junk today:
4 broken pens + 1 stack of junk paper from desk
son chunked one ripped sock
6 unused toiletries from bathroom
That's 12 more items gone. + 156 previous total =
Headed off to work on more today before work. I do have some other things I've set aside but I'll count and add them when they are walking out the door so they don't mysteriously make their way back into the house.
I'm happy to say that I'm going to add more items from my decluttering rampage that just took place in the garage.
1 pair of shoes.. saw them outside and remembered how much I hated wearing them.. trashed as they were really worn
1 small piece of furniture.. I haven't used it in over 6 months and have no need for it.. donation
Christmas lights that were busted.. going to recycling
3 cushions.. going to animal shelter
451 / 2014
Time for me to join in. I have been doing this for the last two years and we have reduced our possessions in half by now. There is still room for improvement, though, as we have moved into a very small apartment, almost a third of the size of the place we started.
I keep track of my progress on my phone and on my blog, but I would like to start posting here for some extra motivation.
Here's what left the house so far this month:
11 moving boxes & packing paper
49 clothing items
1 pair boots
23 spice bottles
8 space bags
10 dish towels & pillowcases
4 random things
8 wii game cases
bagful of receipts/old papers (count as 10 items)
132 bottles $6.50
table & 6 chairs $100
Total: 174 + 132(bottles)
I had a relaxing evening without much decluttering...just 1 thing: 1 used lotion tube--donated for recycling fundraiser at work.
On an annoying/down note, the eBay buyer for my night cream sent two messages over the weekend that the pump for the lotion is not working. This is really irritating because it was working fine just last month when I used it. I wrote her and suggested she soak the pump in soapy water since it might be clogged. The tone of her messages is whiny. My solution seems like an obvious one and would take 1 minute, but she is apparently more interested in complaining if she didn't even try to troubleshoot. It goes to prove stuff can really steal your energy because I would rather not deal with this.
Ugh! I hate whiny buyers. Hope she comes to her senses soon. It's true that stuff does steal your energy - Totally not worth it!
Stillme, I've been reducing our possessions for years now too, but there is always more room for improvement I say! :) Welcome! Your progress in your sig is fantastic. :)
It's such a lovely sunny day today and I'm in the mood for a decluttering session.
2 used chapsticks, not likely to ever be used again as the kids hated the way it tasted
2 unhealthy pantry items -- seriously got to tell my mom to stop bringing this stuff over!
1 broken plate
1 doll stand that was kept but never used
1 plastic lid
6 metal pails
1 tub of 200 counters
2 pairs of scissors that aren't suitable for our needs
487 / 2014
I'll be back later hopefully with more to list. I haven't ventured into the bathroom for those items I spied and it looks like I'm never going to get around to doing the clothes either!
Started tackling my mess of an office on Sunday:
2 bags of random papers
2 party hats
2 paper masks
stack of receipts shredded
7 old preschool art projects photographed for keepsake book, then tossed
5 bags/containers of art supplies combined into one nice organizer