Well there it is, the month of May is over, and it’s time for my monthly tally.
If I may say so, I think the month of May have gone pretty OK when it comes to declutter items. Even though I had a week completely under the weather, and a week in London with more sightseeing than decluttering 🙂
Let’s see what this month have amounted to on the declutter scale:
MAY TALLY of things “out-the-door” = 126 items
53 – items when running amok in my guest room
- 9 snuggles (stuffed animals and bean babies)
- 1 empty computer box
- 1 empty camera lens filter box
- 1 PC “desk” to use in your lap
- 5 clothes storage “bags”
- 1 decorative plate
- 6 space bags
- 5 books
- 3 small paper pamphlets
- 6 Christmas decoration items
- 1 hanging shoe holder
- 2 eagle creek travel gear pieces
- 1 camera bag
- 1 dirty linen basket
- 1 decorative “garland”
- 1 gym “bag”
- 1 space saver set
- 1 travel journal
- 2 bathroom mats
- 1 shoulder strap for a bag I no longer have
- 1 bag of sticky carpet felt (to use under carpets to make them not slide)
- 1 hanging bag for cloths
54 – items from my closet cleanup
- 8 shorts – surf shorts and regular shorts
- 1 swim top
- 1 bikini bottom
- 2 knee length pants
- 1 bicycle t-shirt
- 1 pair of indoor “shoes”
- 4 office shirts
- 3 sweater
- 1 knitted hat
- 1 fleece buff
- 2 regular buffs
- 1 scarf Stockings – a bunch (counted as 1)
- 1 par of socks
- 3 of my dad’s ties
- 12 unused unmentionables
- 5 pairs of jeans – 2 worn, 3 unused (but sadly to small)
- 1 pair of office pants
- 1 top
- 1 T-shirt
- 1 knitted jacket
- 1 pair of insoles
- 1 belt
1 pair of very high heeled shoes 😉
1 wooden box – and
1 keg/barrel – my brothers – as posted from London
And that’s it. The out-the-door tally for MAY 🙂
Not to shabby…
12 thoughts on “May tally!”
Very nicely done! I actually finished the minimalist game on day 26, but not because I didn’t have stuff left to get rid of, but rather I didn’t have time to count and write them down. Not a bad reason to quit, except I don’t like that I did quit 🙂 anyhoooo, great job!
I understand both the not having time and the hating to quit… I struggle with these two as well 🙂 I’m still pretty impressed you lasting as long as you did…
It’s a great feeling . . . as we lessen the load.
Yes it is, still have ways to go though. That’s why I’m chugging along 😉
My husband is turning a keg barrel into a fairy house right now for the little one. We started this weekend.
Oh, that sounds so cool 🙂 that I’d like to see a picture off…
Impressive! You had a very productive May!
Thank you, yes I got a little surprised when I tallied it up, I’m hoping I’ll manage to get more things out in June, even though it will be harder, you see… Now, it’s garden time 😉
I am impressed & I wish I had your willpower. I find it hard to “let go” of some items & there is no good reason to hold onto them – except 1. They may come in handy some time because I hate throwing away good stuff that can be reused (hence my blog);
2. There is usually a strong memory behind the item.
I am going to follow you lead for inspiration and strength.
Best regards, Glenda
Yes, it is really hard to let things go at times. I’ve struggled with both #1 and 2 over the years. I used to save a lot of things “just in case” I needed it, or it could come in handy, but living in a smallish space, it quickly added up and ate up my space and I would start feeling cramped. So I started using an my own declutter system https://minimalistsometimes.com/my-declutter-system/ where I use an allowance box as part of my system to test “do I really need/use the stuff within an allotted time?” If not, it has to go!
I also run into my thriftiness “getting in my way of decluttering” a lot if times. I ended up writing a post about it: https://minimalistsometimes.com/2014/05/01/thriftiness-getting-in-the-way-of-decluttering/
I have to say, my decluttering “project” is a journey. As I move forward I change my perspective of what’s important to keep. I’ve had some aha moments along the way, and I think I’m finding a decent balance between what to keep for later to be reused, what I need, what to keep for sentimental reason and so on…
I wish you luck with your process 🙂
Thanks Anne. I’ll have a read of these links to assist me on my journey. I am sure you will hear from me again in the future.
Also thank you for visiting my blog.