It’s day eight of this years first 21 day declutter challenge.
It’s been a while (again) since my last post and there is a reason, why I’ve been on the quiet side.
My bestie from Houston (well US altogether) had to come over to Stavanger for a few days for work/meetings/seminar. He added a couple of days to his trip, to hang out with me 🙂
It turned out that there was quite a few people from our Houston office who was going to the same arrangement, so last week was filled with loads of fun, not only hanging out with my best friend but also hanging out with some of my former colleagues from my Houston days.
To clear up the house for the visit, I tucked all my small declutter projects back into cabinets and drawers, and now that I have the house for myself.. it’s time to bring them all back out in the open 😉
I decided to start with one easy task, hoping to get my total past the 500 mark.
Today it’s all about pens and paper!
I collected all my pens and coloring pencils in one “big” pile, and I found out I had a lot. A lot I no longer use, a lot of duplicates and some that was just broken… all in all.. I had way more than I could possible need.
Not only did I have loads of pens and pencils. Turns out I might be a tiny bit of a journal, post it note, paper pad and notebook hoarder as well!
So guess what? I decided to say bye, bye to a few on them.
Where are they going? Let’s just say, I have an awesome neighbor with two kids who will happily take them off my hand 😉
Here we are – 59 pens/pencils
and 24 notebook/post-it pads/journals
That’s 83 items leaving the house!
Which brings me to the grand total of = 570 (so far 😉 )
I know I’m taking my own sweet time on this challenge, and at this rate it might be summer before I’m done. But.. you know what? As long as the result is stuff leaving the premises, never to be seen again… I’m good with it taking a while 😉
And hey, you never know.. before I’m done with this challenge, I might be hitting a 1000 (a girl can wish, right) 😉