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Discussion in 'The Declutter Club' started by Lana, Mar 2, 2017.
Any big plans for decluttering in March?
I am still in my room!
I have been decluttering while deep-spring cleaning. Right now I am doing 'holes'... closets, armoires, desks, etc... and that is where the decluttering is getting done.
I think I will think of it in terms of if we move or if someone gets hurt... won't happen but would need to declutter and simplify stuff in both those cases. I am decluttering but I need to let go MORE.
Put a jacket in the donation bag. Finally used up a beautiful plate that I had bought years ago for a gift and never given. It will be given away to a hostess tonight filled with homemade goodies.
I would like to continue to get my house set up for the approaching Autumn and Winter. I have done the dining room, lounge room and study.
More deep cleaning and changing decor than decluttering.
Need to get into my bedroom, kitchen and craft room, that seems to be where the most clutter is.
Cleaned out the cabinets in the laundry room...tossed lots! So a bag of cr@p and 2 empty containers later it feels better organized.
I read something on facebook...for the 40 days of Lent, find one item to donate. For me it's going to be an item a day to either toss or donate, but I see me having more things to toss. So far so good...
I have been doing the 40 Bags in 40 Days challenge!
1 more sweater out the door.. I know it's just a little at a time but I did a big declutter a few years back
Haven't had much time to declutter with family events all month long and out of town family guests.
Got some costume jewelry (earrings) in a small bag to give away. threw away some that was broken and color-changed.
dh gave away 2 big winter coats & 1 vest to a cousin tonight. youppi! got space in my coat closet now
So we're a little more than halfway through the month and here is what is gone so far:
Plastic food containers, stuff from the laundry room cabinets, 2 candles, chipboard coasters that I was going to make something out of “one day”, stuff from coffee table drawers.
Casserole dish, 2 shirts, Magazines, Christmas cookbook (that I’ve never even opened), Christmas gift box, 2 inspirational books, 4 rolls of fabric tape, a photo printer (again that I never took out of the box!), Build A Bear sofa/futon, Pound Puppy playset, 4 cookbooks, recipe card binder.
28 years of job performance reviews! Lol
I had a couple snow days from work last week so I reorganized our bedroom closet and got rid of some clothes. I still have a lot more clothes that I am sure I can get rid of.
Moving out some items to my sisters today when we go for St. Patricks dinner. Lotion, extra checkbook registers, some books for passwords that you can put them in and hope to get together the towels with holes in them that she she can use at the animal shelter or give to people to line their rescue crates with.
We have spring break next week (not this week). I hope to get some more things gone through in the storage shed. My goal was to have a big rummage sale the Saturday at the end of spring break week, but I don't know if I can have it all together by then. Some of it may go to the consignment shop so I can sell it for more.
I purged a night stand a couple weeks ago...let go of a bunch of notebooks and books.
Boy, am I decluttering! Yay! Some days it may be just a drawer, other days more. But the 40 bags in 40 days is kind of fun.
I have just gone through my hanging clothes. Tossed a whole heap that no longer fit (too big rather than too small yay), are beyond use or I just don't like anymore. Need to do my shelves, shoes and drawers yet.
It was a good exercise, I thought I needed new winter clothes but realized that I don't (another yay).
Have done my hanging clothes, shoes and shelves. Still have drawers to do but I want to reline them with drawer liners and I have run out of time today.
I have thrown out a lot of empty jewelery boxes, and scented sachets that no longer smell, so many pairs of shoes. I think I keep things for the sake of having clothes in the wardrobe. I really don't need 8 pairs of sweat pants so I have pared that down to 4. Looks so much better.
Now just have to make sure when I go shopping I don't buy things because it is a good price.
Day 2 of clothes decluttering. Drawers today. I have emptied all drawers, cleaned and lined them and sorted clothes. Why would anyone need 6 white tee shirts? Have pared down clothes to what I think is reasonable and I can actually see what I have in my drawers!
I have 3 big bags of clothes to go to the charity bin. I really feel inspired now to move on to the ensuite vanity and see what I can cull there.
I have every other Saturday off so dh & I have begun "spring cleaning" on my Saturday off. We will do more in the kitchen area next Saturday when I am off again. (The kitchen is the room that will take the longest.)
dh has washed & reorganized his corner of the basement - 95% done. He got rid of a FEW things but not enough! at least all is reorganized properly. I got rid of some papers over the weekend