Day 6 and I’m in the Kitchen

Did I happen to mention how much I like the randomness of my challenge for July?  I just need to declutter 18 things a day from anywhere in the house.  I went into the kitchen to make dinner, opened up the refrigerator door and saw 18 things waiting for the decluttering to begin!  Unfortunately, I’m not posting a pic because the things that came out of the refrigerator weren’t, shall we say, very photogenic?  So, no pics today!  I’m not going to list them out either because I tossed them as they came out.

Minimal Fuzzies in the Fridge!

I am also happy to report that nothing was more than 2 months past it’s expiration date. There weren’t really any fuzzies either.

I’m up to 108 things for July!

Long Hard Day of Decluttering on Day 22

It was another long hard day of decluttering and feeling like I’m making no progress.  It’s a good reminder that I just wasted another entire day moving around STUFF!! I have so many other things that I need to get done this weekend that it’s frustrating that I’m spending it doing this.  I think if I could see a difference, I wouldn’t feel so bad about it but my living room is still completely full.  How many more hundreds of things do I have to get rid of before you’ll be able to tell that I’ve done anything at all?

I have to leave in a few minutes but here’s what I’ve accomplished for today: (not enough in my opinion!)

  • 1937 Ford Pickup Model Truck
  • Camouflage purse
  • Mustard color purse
  • Aqua-Tech Fish tank filter cartridge
  • Pink croc shoe
  • Taco holder
  • Christmas word search
  • Ribbon
  • Magnet
  • 2 pink plastic spoons
  • Makeup
  • Nightlight
  • CD
  • Daffy Duck Head from a bobblehead
  • Silver tarnished fork
  • Nail polish
  • Black shoe
  • Back of envelopes – I’m so tempted to count every one of them!
  • Notebook
  • Instruction book for a saw
  • Pampered Chef pump – I love this but it’s old and gooey and I know that I have a new one somewhere
  • Big bag of labels/stickers – I’d love to count each one of these too!
  • Date Me Tupperware Planner from 2014 – Tupperware knows how to do planners.
  • Poster of Zach Efron
  • Packet of information from our 4-H horse project
  • 2 Black cookie platters
  • Paint stick
  • Christmas word search
  • Pack of Christmas cards
  • Blue around the neck card holder
  • Yellow around the neck card holder
  • Shoe
  • Necklace
  • Pair of earrings
  • Playing card
  • 18 Connector toys
  • Barbie fashion plate
  • Yarn
  • Backpack tag hanger
  • Rubberband
  • Watch
  • Alarm clock
  • Plastic snake
  • 3 army guys
  • 2 Lincoln Logs
  • 2 Nerf foam pieces
  • Little plastic barrel
  • Photo gift pack
  • Tupperware catalog
  • Paytech Magazine
  • US Weekly Magazine
  • Cable
  • T-Shirt
  • 20 K’nex pieces
  • Gold microphone ring
  • Marker
  • Flag – This is a flag for a Little Tikes Ride On Toy but I was looking for a flag for my pony cart so I bought it.  Then I gave the pony and the cart back to the people that I got them from because I just didn’t have the time I needed to spend with the pony.
  • 11 Ink Cartridges for a Cannon Printer.  These might have to go on eBay because one of them has a $29.99 price tag on it.  They were given to me so I’m not sure how old they are.  Maybe I could sell them for 5 or 10 dollars.
  • 3 Rawnola Bars
  • Halls Cough Drops
  • Brad’s Raw Chips
  • Maca powder
  • Some Goji berries
  • Snowman cookie cutter
  • Hand saw
  • 2 old checkbooks
  • Protractor
  • Marker
  • Cheap bike lock
  • Paleo Bar
  • Temptations Cat Treats
  • Power Snacks
  • Finest Pure Fish Oil Capsules
  • Horse shoe frame
  • Ear plugs

130 Things!!

decluttering challenge day22day22-3My last count after 21 days of decluttering was 993 things.  Now here’s another 130.  It sounds like so many.  I don’t get why you can’t tell when you come in my house.  I’ll keep at it but I hope you can start seeing a difference soon.

Counting is helping me tremendously.  I love knowing that there’s 1,123 things from in my house that I will never have to pick up again!  What a relief!  I don’t know why I love that thought so much but I do.  That’s one thing that has made a lot of sense to me.  If it’s not in my house, I don’t have to be responsible for it or pick it up or find it a home.  Love it!

I almost forgot to mention.. I found an Amazon gift card with $5.26 on it and a Target gift card with $1.74 and a Walmart gift card with $2.79 on it.  It’s not a lot but hey, it’s something!

My Day 4 of the 21 Day Decluttering Challenge

I’m on Day 4 of the 21 Day Decluttering Challenge posted by Anne @MinimalistSometimes.  I skipped to day 3 and finished that easily but now day 4 was a little more challenging.  Not because of a lack of stuff to declutter but quite the opposite.  There’s so much to get rid of.  It’s hard to list it all out.

Not only is it hard to count and list so many things but I’m having a harder time letting things go today.  I don’t know if it’s the things that I’m going through, if they’re just more conducive to keeping or if it’s my state of mind today.  I’m not sure which it is but I have still managed to find things to let go.  It’s taking forever though. I feel like I’ve wasted my whole night already.  It’s a challenge for sure.

Here’s the list.  I will put the pics at the end this time.

  • Barbie doll with a chewed off arm
  • Brat doll
  • 2 votive candle holders
  • Harley Davidson suede wallet
  • 2 rulers
  • Doll hat
  • Stuffed owl
  • An 800 piece puzzle
  • Woody costume
  • Some random cord with the end cut off
  • An old container of Aquaphor
  • Dyno Pep – no idea what this is or where it came from
  • 2 Santa hats
  • A pair of earrings
  • 3 ribbons
  • Santa beard
  • Vintage dresser drawer handle
  • Bridal Shower stamper – I could’ve used this earlier in the year but of course couldn’t find it!
  • Plastic bottle sleeve
  • Inhaler
  • 2 random gloves
  • Broken off end of a quilting ruler
  • Cup
  • Shrek 2 dvd
  • Scooby Doo dvd
  • Barbie Fashion Designer dvd
  • 4 random unmarked cd’s
  • 4 random toy parts
  • Orange M&M mug

35 so far!  I need to keep going….

  • Keyboard for an iPad Air
  • Weight Watchers Light & Easy cookbook
  • Plastic horse
  • Otterbox case for a Blackberry
  • Little Valentine gift bag
  • Coupon holder
  • Star Wars Battlefront game
  • Candle
  • Body Wash
  • Playskool Alarm Clock
  • Black hat
  • Broken really cute mouse
  • Headband
  • 12 brand new packs of clamps
  • A Stairway Basket – this one was really a challenge because I always wanted one of these.  You set it on the stairs and put upstairs stuff in it.  Well, I filled it up right away with the kids stuff and then guess what.. it sat there, full, for months. No one took it upstairs.  So it’s time for it to go.

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26 more things for a total of 61 things for today!  That sounds like a lot but honestly, it didn’t even make the tiniest dent today.  I started with 3 full buckets today and I ended with 3 full buckets.  Not sure how that happened but I wish at least one of them would have looked a little less full.

Here’s the count so far:

  1. Day 3: 59
  2. Day 4: 61

The grand total is 120 things.