It isn’t often that I give you an update on how the decluttering is going in my home. You would be forgiven for thinking that by now I have run out of things to declutter and spend my spare time nagging at you, my lovely readers, to get your clutter under control. Well that just isn’t the case unfortunately.
Recently I participated in a radio phone interview. I had to move to the patio to record the interview because my living room had a slight echo which didn’t sound good during the sound check. Nevertheless there are still things in the living room that I want to declutter. Yes those pesky trophies are still collecting dust because I haven’t got around to photo documenting them yet. I made a pledge to Loretta in a comment yesterday to deal with them before the end of April. There are still too many books and paper craft magazines cluttering up the bookcase. And I hope to empty the display cabinet altogether and move any glassware I don’t declutter from it into the empty spaces in the kitchen cupboards.
There are a few things that I have already moved to the garage with intent to declutter which hubby has listed for sale on the on-line bulletin board at work. There are also things in the garage that I am saving for our daughter for when she actually moves out on her own. My husband and I had a discussion on the weekend as to what Christmas decorations we want to keep and after I had a similar conversation with my son today I think the general consensus on this is none. There are storage containers starting to stack up out there that I never plan on needing ever again that can also go to the thrift store.
I think I can possibly still declutter more items out of the kitchen. The there is still some natural decluttering that is going on in my wardrobe. I did a count while ironing the other day and realised I own no less than 13 pairs of capris. If that isn’t excess nothing is.
I could probably come up with more stuff if I put my mind to it but I am starting to scare myself. I think I will be at this for a while yet but that is OK. The longer I take the more I am willing to part with so my cunning plan is still having the desired affect. I will keep on keeping on until I reach a point where I am content with what is left and I hope you will too. So get ruthless and happy decluttering.
Today’s Declutter Item
This incense burner is just one more thing I never use, another item for the thrift store I believe.
Things that made me happy, made me laugh, made me feel grateful, fascinated me or I thought were just plain awesome.
- The feel of a freshly cleaned house around me.
- All the lovely anniversary wishes I received from my readers Yesterday.
- Catching up with an old friend.
- Email – It is a great tool for having a conversation with someone when you don’t want to be interrupted or rebuked until you have finished having your say.
- Being content with where I’m at.
It matters not how fast I go, I hurry faster when I’m slow.