Decluttering challenge, days 12, 13, 14

Oh man, you’d think having four days in a row off work would allow me the time to declutter, take some pictures, and write about it.  You’d think.  I’ve just felt awful though.  Kind of feels like a waste of time off.  I had planned to do so much while I was off and was lucky to make it out of bed by noon.  Oh well…so my decluttering didn’t go quite the way I wanted it to.  Instead of tackling my closet, I pitched out enough magazines to cover days 12 and 13.

Then today I cleaned out the fridge.  You know all of those salad dressing bottles?  The ones you bought thinking they sounded good?  And then they turned out to be not so good?  Yeah, threw out several of those today.  Also a few carrots that I somehow overlooked to the point where they just didn’t look all that appealing any more.  Found some green onions that I had to pitch.  Wish I would have found them sooner, I could have cut the green part off and planted the bulbs and grown some more green onions in my house.  But I didn’t so I couldn’t.

Anyhow, I ended up getting rid of 15 things out of the fridge today, so was able to surpass my goal of 14 items. For the month of January, I’ve now managed to eliminate 127 items from my home.  I have to admit, it is becoming more difficult to find the number of items I need each day.  The refrigerator cleaning made for a pretty quick search today, but now it’s clean.  So tomorrow?  Not sure where I’m going from here.  Plus I have to go back to work tomorrow, so exhaustion and time play into it as well.  What I really need to do is start (or even finish) my search tonight, but I have other things I want to do too…argh!!  Why does life have to be so hard sometimes?  Ha!!  Yeah, because I have it so tough, right?  Whine, whine, whine…

What are you whining about  working on this evening?

Scout on the treadmill, literally on it~

Scout on the treadmill, literally on it~

I think Scout is trying to tell me something…like, “Hey, you need to start using this thing.  If you’re not going to, I will.”

4 Responses

  1. Every year I get rid of a few more books. My current list of things to throw away: Computer manuals – I have a harder time getting rid of these because I can’t remember which ones I need. Also have gobs of CDs for old computer programs. Old files in filing cabinets – means going through them and making decisions. In fact, the worst part of de-cluttering is making decisions! I find it much easier to decide what my husband should throw away. Anyway, for the present I’m just gathering inspiration from your progress! I’ll be watching…

    • Books, you say? Hmm…stay tuned. Yeah, it’s much much easier to figure out what other people should do, isn’t it? I have yet to tackle the difficult clutter…that’s when I’ll have some decisions to make.

  2. Haha, I love Carol’s comment–easier to decide what her husband should toss! Today I tackled the closet in the exercise room. I forgot I’d worked on it last year, there were only a couple small baskets and a bag of Easter grass to go away. I may work in my paper craft room tomorrow. If you don’t hear from me for a few days, better come look for me.

    • You’ll either be buried in paper or busy making cards! Isn’t it nice when you go to clean up an area only to find it’s already clean? Oh wait, I’ve never actually had that happen…

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