I'm trying to declutter at least 50 things in July. I find decluttering, sorting and (groan) organising a real challenge. I look at things and still like them (that's why they are in the house!) but I also like the thought of having space and tidiness in my home. It seems like a bit of a contradiction. I did a lot of sorting out at Jane's house last year and for a long time I just felt I couldn't sort or declutter another thing. For anyone new reading the blog, husband's aunt passed away and MIL and myself spent about eight months sorting out her house. She was a collector and a bit of a hoarder and it was a lot of work! For a while I gave up sorting my own things out. However, now I'm ready.
Even though this is a June challenge, I feel as though it's something I hope to continue with and revisit. I do little-by-little rather than getting rid of huge chunks. I really don't know where to start, so I tend to pick a section, go through and get rid of the easiest things. Later on, I'll have to revisit the section again and pick out things that are a little more difficult.
Today I worked on the bedroom. Mainly clothes. It's warmer now and I knew that I had some legging type capris that I wear in the house, but could I find them? That's a big NO. Today I decided to pull things out and find them. You'll be glad to know that I did end up finding what I had misplaced.
I also got rid of (straight from my notebook lol)
6 tee shirts
1 night shirt
1 capri (elastic gone)
1 oversized long sleeved shirt
1 jumper (hole)
1 long sleeve (old)
1 jumper (didn't want)
1 long sleeve button up (been a while since worn)
1 dress (ugh)
None clothes - floss odds and ends
Threw away - a bunch of rubbish I found.
That's it for decluttering today. I put some in my donate bag, some in the bin and some I am giving to my walking friend as her church is collecting sweatshirts and tee shirts for migrant workers.
I actually feel quite pleased with what I got done. I'm planning on doing some more tomorrow.
Question - I thought about this while sorting. Do you keep boxes for items? How long?
Phone Photo from my walk today. In the woods