Double 7 – Monday!

Yesterday I mentioned I would do one more run at getting some of my junk out of the house, before Christmas.

As I meander through my days, there are times I come across items I no longer need or want, as I’m sure we all do. I have gotten into a habit of putting these items into my guestroom, until I get around to actually get the stuff out of the house.

Well my guestroom is “piling” up (well not really.. I could hide it away if I wanted it to… but… ) and it’s time to see some of these items actually leaving the house.

Gotta get ready for Christmas, you know πŸ˜‰

So here we are – Day 1!

I changed my diet about a year ago (for health reasons), and there are things I no longer eat or use as part of my food preparations. So the other day I went through my food “pantry” (well, just a regular kitchen cabinet, really) and sorted out the stuff I no longer plan to use anytime soon.

I picked this time a year to do this particular declutter task, as one of the organisations I follow, “Hjelp oss Γ₯ hjelpe, Rogaland” (help us to help, Rogaland) are gathering food to help people out, especially over Christmas. B took a look at his place as well and found a couple of things.

In addition to our own stuff, we did a miniature shopping “spree”, and got some Christmas cookies, candy and other more Christmas’y dry goods from the store. We wanted to add a little extra to the mix. We will get them some more a little closer to Christmas, stuff like meat and other perishables.

In addition to food, they have also asked for things like small gifts and wrapping paper. So I did a quick rummaging through the house and found a couple of unopened rolls of Christmas wrapping paper.

We just delivered it all at one of the collecting point in my neighborhood.

I love it when there is a win, win, win situation like this.

I get stuff out of the house, we get to contribute, and someone out there might get a little of the help they need.

Todays tally!

15 food related items (the extras were B’s so they aren’t really mine to count πŸ˜‰ )

14 gift wrapping items; paper, gift bag, tags. Christmas cards and some string to tie it all together with.

I’ll get them some more, including some gifts to hand out, I just need a trip to Ikea first πŸ˜‰


29 items out the door!


SO – I know this isn’t the expected 49 items. But hang in there, I’ll be catching up tomorrow πŸ˜‰ It’s the total of 343 that counts, you know πŸ˜‰

See ya tomorrow!




    • Anne Lene @ MinimalistSometimes

      That might be true, but you guys, hands down are doing a much better job at it than me… πŸ˜‰

      I don’t know if you might have had a little bigger pile to start with? Because, in my head, I’m imagining that if I had gotten rid of more than 15000 items, I would be eating of my floor with my fingers.. because there surely couldn’t be anything left in my house… Or could there? I might be underestimating the amount of stuff I have, LOL πŸ™‚ (which I’m sure I am)

      Or off course, it could be (and this is what I suspect is the reason) that you guys just do a heck of a better job at getting down to the last bits an pieces… whatever the reason… you guys have done a fabulous job, and I’M IN AWE!

      You are my roll model… I figure.. if you can… I can πŸ™‚

      Well… I can try πŸ˜‰

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      • declutteringthestuff

        Haha I spent an afternoon and counted Barbie shoes. I figured I spent too many years pucks by them up or stepping on them. I think it was in the hundreds. I went through the desk and got rid of about 500 not working pens. It added up quickly.

        I know you are going to finish. We aren’t done but aren’t feeling the obsessive need to Declutter every spare moment either. I think we are at about our comfort zone.

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        • Anne Lene @ MinimalistSometimes

          Thank goodness I don’t have Barbie shoes lurking around… I have enough problems with my grown up shoes πŸ˜‰
          And I hear you on the pens.. I have no idea what’s up with pens though.. I think they breed in the night or something, lol

          I might be getting a little closer to my comfort zone – I hope… it’s just… the line seem to move the further along my declutter endeavor I get.
          B keeps telling me I won’t be happy until I’m sitting here in my underwear on the floor or something, ha ha.. he might be on to something.. but I sure hope he is not right, as a good sofa would be much nice to sit on, lol

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