Here is the last of the stuff decluttered this month by cleaning off the desk.
14 random pieces of paper
1 cheer cone
6 computer things
Total for July = 87 more things leaving the house!
I had several coworkers over this morning to prep for the new school year. It is the first time we have done this and I VOLUNTEERED to have everyone meet at our house.
Just so everyone knows – over the last 3 years we have decluttered about 20,000 items from our house (some were from the garage as well.) We rarely had people over before we began decluttering because the chore of “cleaning” for company was overwhelming to us. With so much stuff gone, cleaning is so much easier – I still hate to do it but at least it can get done.
All I had to do to prepare for this was purchase a few snacks and beverages. I also vacuumed and made the bed (the bed fairy was me this morning!!) Everything else has been so easy to maintain that I really didn’t need to do anything extra to prep the house for visitors.
One person commented “I thought you said you had a small house.” I replied that our house is about 1300 square feet (about 120 square meters). [We have 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, living room, kitchen/dining/family room. She replied with “Oh, it seems so much larger than that.” Is it because of the decluttering? I’m going with YES!!
Feeling like decluttering the stuff has been worth it!!
Here we are – our first Saturday home since May. Back to the normal routines – laundry, cleaning, shredding, and some decluttering.
This morning we cleared off our desks – 38 random pieces of paper removed! We also got rid of a dress, 2 shirts, 4 hangars, a puzzle, and a water bottle.
Total today is 47 items! We are on a roll today!!
Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend!
John decided to declutter his tackle box before we came home. 14 items less made the trip home!!
Why did he keep a 2007 and 2009 (and no other years) expired fishing license all these years? “I don’t know.”
Not much decluttered since we spent most of the month away from home.
9 items decluttered this month. Here’s a pic of expired coupons.
309 items so far in 2018 – we are getting to the point where we think we are “done” decluttering the big stuff (aka drawers, closets, counters, etc.)
Guess it’s time to go through those “memory’ boxes of pictures, old drawings the girls did, and all that kind of stuff when we get home and before school starts again.
Next post will be the continuation of our vacation! There was some “excitement” while in Wyoming!
So today was a weird decluttering day. I went to put something on the desk shelf and paused to assess the stuff there – usually my decluttering is “I need to declutter some stuff.” I ended up decluttering:
13 old, outdated cd’s for school, 2 pillowcases and 1 summer coverup.
16 items gone today!!
Opened a drawer and found these. How many extra key rings do we really need? I kept 2 just in case and decluttered 30! What is your random decluttering find today?