This is what we woke up to this morning 😉
The rumor is it’s only going to last a couple of days, so rather than spend time on decluttering, I started my day shoveling snow. Gotta clear those pavements!
It’s been a beautiful day, we have been out and about, inhaled way too much fresh air, and I’m all tired now 😉
So I’m sure you’ll forgive me for making this declutter post short and sweet!
All I’ve got for you today, is a bunch of random stuff from around the house.
A few things from the bathroom, a few things from the kitchen. A little here… a little there… Before you know it, it actually adds up!
2 clothing covers
1 handheld vacuum
1 pair of shoes
54 items of random stuff
59 items out-the-door!
My 7 day tally = 477
Guess i did it then. Goal 343 – result 477
I think I nailed it!
And my new grand total for 2017 = 1508
Not too shabby, if you ask me 😉
Since I started my blog, I have been slowly downsizing my closet. (it seems to be the thing we women do 😉 )
I’ve probably gotten rid of about 50% or so, since I started my declutter thing on this blog in 2014.
Since I left the workforce (soon to be two years ago – my how times fly), I don’t have to dress up for meetings or change from work stuff to everyday wear everyday. These days, I pretty much live in the same type of outfits all the time – jeans, t-shirt and a sweater (weather depending).
Since I changed my diet (for health reasons) last year, I lost about 15 kilos or so. It took quite a while before my weight stabilized, and since it was fluctuating quite a bit there for a while, I only got new pieces of clothing when I absolutely needed something new that fit me (it’s not that fun walking around in clothing that is way, way to big).
I’ve stabilized now.
It’s hard though, to downsize, as I have clothing that are good quality for those special occasion like party’s, Christmas and other meet ups. Even though I only use about 30-40% of my closet on my daily outfits (remember – jeans and t-shirt kinda girl). I still need to keep the other type of outfits around.
Since I happen to be kinda picky about what I wear (even when it’s only jeans and t-shirts), I’m having a hard time finding suitable replacements that fit my current size. Which unfortunately means, I’m still hanging on to a few items to many of my old stuff.
I have not given up hope that I one day will have this beautifully curated minimalist wardrobe… and the only way I’m going to get there is to forever chip away at it.
Which brings me to today’s declutter write-up!
I have found a few more closet items, to say good buy to 😉
2 workout tops
2 pars of thick socks
1 wool jacket
1 pair of flipflops
1 pair of boots
26 items out-the-door!
7 Day tally = 282
Grand total for 2017 = 1299
Guess that is it for today, see ya tomorrow 🙂
It seems like I’m supposed to be done with my 21 day declutter challenge, as yesterday was my “last” day.
Having said that, there are a couple of items I still would like to count up into my total of items out-the-door for this year.
Earlier this summer, even though I haven’t written about it, I did shed a few items, as a friend and a family member left my house with a couple of extra items in their luggage 😉
In addition to these earlier decluttered items, there are a couple of item that made it out of this house during the 21 day challenge, that I had completely forgotten to add into my former total.
So here we are.. the day after the end of my 21 day declutter challenge, still writing about things that have left or are leaving the house as a result of the challenge.
37 items out-the-door!
My final count:
– 392 items part of my 21 day challenge
– 417 items out-the-door so far this year
Told you I wasn’t done yet 😉
OK! But now you are done.. right?
Uh huh.. sorry.. I just remembered about the pile of discarded medication that is ready to go… oh.. and the artwork I’ve got in a pile ready for me to take some pictures…
Guess this means I wasn’t quite as done as I though…
I’ve been joined in this challenge by:
– Barb, at Decluttering The Stuff, 14 days. Total count: 146.
– Melinda, at PurpleSlobinRecovery, was we heard from her, she had fallen into her filing cabinet…
– Grace, at The CFO MOM Blog, has gotten rid of 12-13 bag/boxes of stuff!
– Jen, at The Hidden Hoarder, have shed amazingly 671 items so far.