February has been a slow decluttering the stuff month for us.
We removed 121 items from the house – mostly from kitchen cupboards. We made one donation trip to Goodwill this month as well.
Our grand totals are:
- 724 items gone
- 4 donation trip
This cupboard pictured below was cleaned out again. The empty spot on the middle shelf holds a mixing bowl. We also placed 6 place settings of our china and crystal goblets in this cupboard instead of boxed in the hall closet. Now they can be used!!
Kiddo #2 needs to be asked if we can get rid of her color-changing oatmeal bowl – she ate and saved instant packets to “buy” it and I just can’t seem to remove it yet. John thinks that after living away from here for the last 8 years gives us the “right” to eliminate it – yet she ate oatmeal out of it (not instant anymore) when she was home at Christmas.
Here is the “mystery” item of the month – iodine. Why did we have a small bottle of iodine (which expired in 2001) mixed in with these really old extracts?? We extracted the extracts from a cupboard as well. John knows the chocolate extract has been with us since 1989 – he used it to make chocolate liqueur soon after kiddo#2 was born. Good buy extracts!
We have completed our taxes for 2015. Donations last year gave us a tax credit of over $18,000! Here’s a pic before I finished entering all our donations. Our big fear is that we will be audited!