More decluttering

Positive news!  I misunderstood my husband – he didn’t want me to keep all the get rid ofs for a yard sale.  He wanted me to keep some of our daughter’s short sleeve shirts aside for the summer.  He’s already loaded the car with the donations for me to get rid of tomorrow.

I am trying to declutter at least one section of my home each day.  The other day I went through my closet.  the next day I continued with the closet.  I have two long totes and a laundry basket.  I thought that I’d get rid of something but I didn’t.  I sorted through the sheets, pillow cases and blankets that were in there but I previously purged down to two sets for my bed and three sets for my daughter.  We’ve already purged several blankets and I just didn’t see anything I wanted to get rid of.  Last Sunday I did manage to get rid of a chunky blue beaded necklace that doesn’t fall quite right and a dead plant out of my kitchen.

Even though I had a busy day on Tuesday I still managed to get rid of several items.

Today’s Purge 1.1.13

  • Foam ornament kit
  • Christmas gift bag
  • Potpourri
  • Fake snow
  • Small tube of glue
  • Wall plaque – wedding gift
  • Set of 4 oven mitts – Christmas gift
  • Steelers tree topper
  • Knee highs
  • Green slinky
  • Paintbrush
  • Purple shirt that’s too rough
  • 3 partial sticker sheets
  • Some toy?
  • 2 hair ribbons
  • Moshi monster toy
  • Small pack crayons
  • Dress up tiara
  • Child’s hoodie with broken zipper
  • Christmas dress
I purged quite a bit this weekend but didn’t record it all.  My husband and I sorted through sections of the kitchen and sections of the big bathroom.  We pulled everything out from the cabinets that hold our canned goods, snacks, pantry items, baking supplies, spices and seasonings and storage containers.  Here is a few of the items we got rid of:
  • instant rice
  • more candy
  • chips and pretzels we didn’t eat
  • jello our daughter decided she didn’t like
  • expired food
  • spices and seasonings
  • corn syrup
  • microwave rice cooker
  • large heavy cutting board
  • storage containers
  • lots of tea
  • kool aid packets
  • and more

We tackled part of the mess in the big bathroom.  got rid of more

  • two things of lotion
  • expired medications
  • prescriptions we no longer use
  • extra tweezers and nail cutters (which my mom quickly took)
  • hand soaps
  • old makeup
  • and a lot more

I also got rid of two pairs of black shoes that don’t feel good anymore and a very worn out backpack (only lasted 4 months of school).