21.17 – Honey! I shook the house!

day-17We’re at day 17 of my 21 day declutter challenge.

Gilly over at Anything but housework, made a comment on my blog, the other day, about wanting to “Open the front door, tip the house up and shake it like a trash can!” I loved that analogy.

So what did I do?

I went ahead and shook the house 😉
(only just a little, mind you, I didn’t particular need to have any “post tornado” tiding up to do… my house is messy enough as it is)…

And would you know it… out rolled a few more possessions…

17 pieces going out-the-door  🙂


1 Small collapsible table
1 Large case
1 PC speaker set, still in it’s box
1 Chair cover
1 Large narrow mirror
3 lamp shades
1 large plant box for indoor or outdoor
1 old sink
1 Samsonite hardcover suitcase


So I had this pretty little plant, well guess what! It got knocked over yesterday and broke.. and I think it’s only fair to get to count this as an item out-the-door! The plant? It’s nicely snuggled into a twin pot, which is how I get to show you how it used to look 😉

so here we are…
1 small blue broken flowerpot
3 purple candle holders… did you see this Melinda?  🙂
1 plant pot trolley
1 large grey flowerpot
17 items

I’m being joined in this challenge by:
– Barb, at Decluttering The Stuff, joined for 14 days. Her total count? 146 (so far) 🙂
– Melinda, at PurpleSlobinRecovery, been working on her floor on day 6.
– Grace, at The CFO MOM Blog, had a wonderful weekend, and decluttered some stuff.
– Jen, at The Hidden Hoarder, is on day 16, she is getting closer and closer to 600 items…

6 thoughts on “21.17 – Honey! I shook the house!

  1. Yes, I see them Anne!! And I want them!! But since I live in a trailer, not the best idea to light candles! But they are pretty!!
    The poor little plant. 😦 At least you were able to fix it up again right away!!
    How’s your back, after tipping the house?? lol

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  2. Thanks for the link! You, Melinda and Jen have inspired me to tackle my own house. I always say I don’t have time to declutter but the day before yesterday, when I stopped working, I spent the evening attacking the spare bedroom that I use as a dressing room. I got 11 rubbish bags full of clothes that I have been hoarding! It felt so good taking them to the clothes bank yesterday! Thank you all for the inspiration.

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    1. Your welcome 🙂 11 bags, that’s quite a haul! I’m super impressed 👍 your right up there with Jen, and her super decluttering 😉

      I’ve had several rounds on my closet the last 4 years, and I am now down to what I would call enough (even though I’m still working on it, one item here, one item there). It’s a great feeling opening my closet and seeing that there’s space for my clothing to breathe 🙂


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