Finally Some Real Progress on the Front Porch

It’s only taken me months to do it but I have finally made a dent on my awful front porch.  It would be great if I could proudly say that I got rid of so much that what’s left on the porch is all that’s left.  But it’s not.  I have a few buckets of stuff in my living room still.  Some of it is to get rid of but I haven’t had a chance to go through them yet.  When I open my front door now, it makes me smile.  It’s so nice.  Thoughts of what I can do to decorate are already popping into my head.

I can’t remember everything that I got rid of but I’m going to add some to my count:

  • 10 DVDs
  • Big tiger rug (this is an awesome rug but we had it in the horse trailer and it smells like horse now)
  • Pair of boots
  • 3-D puzzle
  • 15 pieces of mail
  • 2 Rags
  • Shoe Lace
  • Clothespin
  • Pair of shoes
  • End Table
  • Empty Box
  • Face stuff for the horse

Total front porch decluttering count for today:  36

I’m pretty sure there were quite a few more things but I can’t remember what they were.  I wasn’t really worried about counting as I was getting rid of stuff.  I was just tossing away as fast as I could.   After I filled up the garbage can, I thought, oh yea, I should’ve been counting.

Grand decluttering total: 2,276



Still Fighting with the Front Porch

I feel like I’m fighting with my front porch all the time.  I’ve been trying to get it cleaned out for months now and haven’t gotten anywhere.  I would include a picture but it looks the same as it did back then.  Ok, not really but it feels like it.  If it weren’t for those boxes of Tupperware, I think it would actually look much better.

It’s been awhile since I posted an update and since it’s the last day of June, I thought it would be a good day for one! Getting rid of things has been going very slowly for multiple reasons with the biggest one being the lack of time to work on it. I still keep moving from room to room without finishing one but it’s okay.

I managed to find a few minutes to get a saddle listed on eBay.  It sold on the first try so out it went!  That was a good feeling because I needed the money and it opened up a big spot on the front porch.  Double win!!  I think that some of the Tupperware is nice enough to try selling so maybe I will get to that this weekend.

Why does this clutter keep fighting back?

On a more serious note, the time crunch that I’ve been experiencing lately has really been getting to me.  It’s summertime so I would love to be able to spend more time with my kids and more time working on the house.  The weather has been beautiful so we could be doing so many fun things.  This really hit me hard after my oldest daughter’s wedding back in May.  Time goes so fast.  I don’t want to let clutter hog up that precious time that I could be spending with them.  They will be all grown up before I know it.

In the meantime, I will be fighting with that front porch until it’s done and then on to the next area, whenever that might be!