Day 26 Paper Clutter

PAPER CLUTTER

One of the toughest things for a hoarder… paper!  It multiplies.  Really, it does.  I don’t touch my mailbox for days yet it fills up to the top by the end of the week.  I thought I was doing great in the paper department until I started going through random bags around the house.  They started to pop out all over the place.  As you can see, there’s way more than 18 papers here but I’m still counting them as 18 for the day.

 

Day 24 More Socks and Another Pillow?

day 24 declutter challengeHere’s the rest of the socks that my kids found.  Besides the pillow, there’s also a horse tail bag, some coupons, and one of those flowers that move with sunlight,

I’ve Been Decluttering All Day Today

I’m so determined to get rid of things that I think I’m bordering on obsessed now.  I just can’t seem to even make a dent.  Usually when I get the get rid of stuff out, you can see a difference.  This time however, it doesn’t look any different.  After taking out 2 big garbage bags full, filling a donation box, and delivering a bag of food to my mom, it still doesn’t look any better in my living room.

Apparently things were piling up higher than I was realizing.  I guess that happens when clutter is invisible to you. It appears when I look at it through a camera.  I don’t know why.  I’ve been taking pictures all day hoping to see improvement but it hasn’t happened yet.  Things must be getting better though.  How couldn’t they with everything that’s gone out the door?

Day 23 Oh No! Not more Socks!

Yep, 17 single socks and 1 pillow.

day 23 declutter challenge

Purpleslobinrecovery this one’s for you!!  One of the kids found a whole bag of single socks.  I think that I may have reached a world record for the most unmatched socks in a single house.

Day 16 Nothing Exciting in this Pile of Stuff

day 16 of the decluttering challengeNothing exciting in this pile of stuff.

More random papers and some hair ties.,  Smashed sunglasses, cheap nail polish and a broken thing of tape.  We use those razor guards but we have a ton more of them.

Day 15 All These Papers from 2007

Day 15 of the declutter challenge

Ok, there is something in this pile that I’m really happy to get rid of.  Why?  Because it brings back some embarrassing memories!!! If I throw it away, I won’t have to remember what a fool I made of myself.  It really wasn’t that bad but I still think about it once in awhile.

The Party Invitation

It’s the party invitation.  My son was invited to a birthday party when he was 7 years old.  It was the first party that the twins weren’t both invited to but he went anyways.  Nothing wrong with that.  The trouble all started when I went to pick him up.  I had my daughter with me and these people had a big swimming pool.  It was beautiful.  I’m not a swimmer so I don’t know what my problem was that day but I didn’t want to leave.  We were sitting on the deck around the pool, it was a beautiful day and these people were so nice.

My daughter ended up in the pool with the other kids, in her clothes because she didn’t have a swimming suit, and she was having so much fun.  I was enjoying it so much there that I didn’t really realize that everyone else had left.  At first, the dad kept saying, oh it’s okay, you can hang out.  So, I thought, ok great because I don’t want to leave anyways.  But then the mom started getting mad and finally she was like, we have to go now.  We need to start making dinner.  So, I finally took the unsubtle hint, packed up the kids, and left.

I was mesmerized by that swimming pool glistening in the beautiful sunshine.  It’s embarrassing thinking back on that day so I’m glad to see that invitation go.  I don’t even know why I still have it after 10 years.

Day 13 Ten Year Old Clutter

18 small things to get rid of

Ten Year Old Clutter

I’m working on getting rid of 18 things for 113 days before the end of the year.  Things have been slow but I’m determined to make the goal before the end of the year.  I’m starting with 18 things for day 13.  I grabbed a bucket in the basement to go through and before I knew it, I had a huge pile.  Everything in the bucket was dated 2007.  This time, instead of just grabbing a pile of receipts and small papers and counting it as one day, I actually wanted to count every little piece.

Counting each piece this time was important to me because these things, even as small as they are, have been taking up space in my basement for 10 years!! What’s even worse is that this stuff was all the junk that was in one of my cars when I cleaned it out.  Half of it was garbage.

My favorite thing in this group is the card with 5 earrings.  They’re all different!  What happened to the other ones?

Day 8 Mounds of Receipts

Receipts everywhere!  That’s what started this round of decluttering. I had receipts in my purse, in my car, and on my end table.  They kept falling out all over the place.  Time to go through them and purge!

I found a few other things besides the receipts:

  • Cat harness
  • Glove
  • Sock
  • Comb
  • 3 Horse project packet
  • Half eaten bag of BBQ chips
  • Flashlight
  • 3 packs of hamburger buns
  • Bag of plastic bags
  • Bag of way more than 5 receipts lol

Day 8 puts me at 144 things gotten rid of in July that I never have to pick up again!


I think this puts my Grand Total at 2,519 things that I never have to pick up again. Yay!  I finally made it over 2,500!!!  

 

Not Much Left on The Free Table

When I pulled up by the free table, I was a little disappointed at how much was still left.  I was also surprised that some of the things that I thought would go right away were still there.  All of the leftovers fit inside that box on the right.  I guess that’s pretty good since it took me 2 car loads to get it there.   Lots of clothes were taken which is good.  I’m glad for that.  One of the things that I was surprised wasn’t gone was the pancake shaker maker.  Those things are or were like $15.00.  I think you can get cheap knock offs now.