Here is this week’s decluttering items!
A shirt of Evan’s (came free in a beer case), a shirt of mine (too small) another 2 shirts (too short, as usual), a pair of dress pants (but it’s that weird material and when you walk it goes swissshhh swisssh, and drives me crazy…er), 2 pieces of fabric (I keep saying I’ll use but I haven’t), a dress I made (a very long time ago), a big stack of papers, mostly from school (old projects that aren’t my favourite, not something I would show somebody else and I don’t enjoy looking at them, so why keep them?), a cord (but I can’t remember what I bought this for like 10 years ago), a CD ( I don’t know what’s on it but I’m sure it’s not important), a sticker (where would I put that?), a necklace (not really my style), a picture of stairs from Independence Hall (I took a long time ago but haven’t put up), some folders, a notepad, a little box, a coffee tin, and a few other things here and there.
So that’s what I have for this week! It did fill up a whole box though so I’m pretty happy with that.
Feel free to share what you’ve decluttered this week, or if you haven’t, tell me what you’re struggling with!
Well, here is what I’ve found for this week! (Not including the wooden base). A lamp (I never use), an old project from school (there are ones I’m more proud of), a box of beer bottle caps (yes, apparently we were collecting them), a pair of yoga pants (too big, they fall down), a dress (I have other ones I like better) another dress I used to wear all the time (but the halter top ring thing broke), a book (it was good, but I’m not going to read it again), a bunch of socks (Evan’s old work socks that have seen better days), a sheet set (soooo thin, and the elastic is so worn out for the fitted sheet), moisturizer (from years ago, I don’t think it’s supposed to be this thick), a shirt (it’s a little too short) and about 10 or so other shirts and pajama pants and things (just found that I don’t wear them anymore, they were hard to say goodbye to, clothes are a tough one for me.)
And there ya have it! That’s my decluttering for the week. Feel free to share what you’ve decluttered this week, I’d love to hear it!
Okay maybe that was a little misleading, but I’ve seen this heading so many times! The truth is… you can’t declutter your home in 10 minutes… and if you can, well the clutter will just come back. Decluttering your home takes a lot of work. It’s a lifestyle change… and it’s so worth it!
This is similar to seeing the “Lose 20 pounds in a week!”. It’s not going to happen, and if it does, you can be sure it’s on its way back real soon.
Losing weight and decluttering is actually kind of similar. Although we often look up the best ways to do both, it’s fairly obvious isn’t it? To lose weight… exercise more… eat better. To declutter… get rid of more… bring in less! Both easier said than done!
I certainly don’t have a model home, (and it definitely doesn’t look the way it does in the pictures everyday!) but we’re working towards it! It’s come a long way and it’s a process that will take time. Not only do you have to get rid of the things you already have, you also have to commit to bringing in less stuff (which also has the affect of spending less money, and isn’t that nice!)
Well, before I pack everything up for the donation box / recycling / garbage… here’s this week’s decluttering! A terrible old mop that scrapes against the floor (ah!), a garbage bin (it doesn’t fit a grocery bag which I use as garbage bags so I never end up using this), the top of a different garbage bin (again, that garbage bin doesn’t fit a grocery bag), 2 knives (I have much better knives!), 1 necklace (I wore it to my sister’s wedding, then wore it like ALL the time, now not so much…), 2 bracelets (I never wear them), a belt (too small), a bathing suit bottom (I don’t have the top anymore, plus it’s probably like 10 years old), 2 bras (too small), 3 pairs of tights/pantyhose (I never wear these), a dust pan (it’s old and curved so all the dust goes underneath, plus I have more dust pans than brusher sweeper things), labels (I don’t have a printer), sleeve protectors (don’t need ’em), and some old magazine clippings (recycling!).