It’s day seven of this years first 21 day declutter challenge.
Even though the flu, stopped me somewhat in the tracks, I have been collecting a few things here and there, that no longer serve a purpose.
It’s a random bunch of stuff, mostly pulled out from a cabinet her, a cabinet there and items just in general hanging around in the house. I haven’t been very organized about the culling, I’ve just been pulling things out as I have come across them, the last week or two.
You know how that is sometimes. You open a cabinet, drawer or just walk past something, and suddenly there is an item that catches your eye, that you wonder “What the heck am I holding on to this “junk” for”?
I have a box sitting in my guestroom, that I collect these random pieces in. I find that it’s easier to shed my stuff when I have this designated box. I’ll find an item, pop it into the box and presto, I no longer have to “think about” that particular item again.
I don’t have to remember that I’m supposed to get rid of it next time I declutter, I don’t have to make a decision on it over and over again (out of sight, out of mind), and since most of the time the declutter box sits around a few days, should I possible regret “tossing it” (which I never do) I do have a couple of days off grace 😉
And when the box is full… it “walks” right out of the house. And that’s what happened today 🙂
Here it is, the random stuff that just left the house!
1 serving tray
1 pack of CD/DVD envelopes
1 metal tin
1 set of sports glasses with extra lenses
1 decorative martini glass
1 small tea box
1 sweeping tray
2 shelves for a fridge
2 jewelry boxes
1 extension pad
3 food storage items
1 music CD
6 software Cd’s
12 + 12 = 24 items going out-the-door 🙂
It’s day seven, and I thought “why not tally it all up so far”, so I did:
Day 1 = 22
Day 2 = 47
Day 3 = 9
Day 4 = 58
Day 5 = 147
Day 6 = 180
Day 7 = 24
Total so far = 487
Hey, that’s almost 500!!! I think I can get to that.. no problem 🙂