A Few More Things from the Kitchen

This is day 83 of my 18 things a day for 115 days challenge.  My kitchen counter is buried but there’s 18 fewer things on it tonight!  Most of this stuff went into the garbage because it’s all past the expiration dates.  Getting the things out of the house is the only way to make any progress.

You’re Never Going to Believe This! Days 68 – 82

I found another basket full of socks!!

It was a whole basket full of socks plus another bag.  You won’t believe how many more that I got rid of today! My pics are all in sets of 18 socks that are in the garbage can outside already.  Most of them are plain white socks so the pics aren’t very exciting!

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#14 – There’s only 6 socks in this batch and the rest is other things that I found in the basket – except for the Dorothy costume.  That came out of the washer but I’m getting rid of it.

So, I added 14 much needed days to my challenge.  I’m getting a little bit behind so this will help me get caught up.  I got rid of a total of 240 socks and 12 other things for a total of 252!! And they are already out of the house!

Now for the updated counts.  They got messed up somewhere along the way.

I have to make a correction from my count on Day 50.  I think that I double counted days 1-25 so that put me back to 3,419 as of day 50.

So, here we are on Day 82.  That’s 32 more days of 18 things each or 576 things.

GRAND TOTAL is now 3,995 things that never have to be picked up again.  (I can’t believe that I missed 4,000 by 5 things.  Oh well, the next “day” will get me there!)

I don’t think I’m going to get to 5,000 by the end of 2017 but I’m much closer than I was a few months ago.  I’ll keep trying and you just never know what might happen.  Who knows? There could be another basket of socks hiding somewhere!

 

DeCluttering is on the Move Again

Judging by the way people are driving, Christmas is on most people’s minds this weekend and I’m no exception.  It’s coming up fast and there’s still a few areas on my main floor that need work.  Living room isn’t bad.  Dining room isn’t bad.  Bathroom is a nightmare but that has nothing to do with clutter.  Front porch is a nightmare and that has everything to do with clutter.  Kitchen needs quite a bit of work yet, mostly clutter related.  These are the areas that need help by Christmas because that’s when company is coming!

 

Day 63 – Look Out Kitchen Here I Come!

My daughter moved out and told me that she needed kitchen stuff.  I had no problem helping her out!  In one day, I was able to fill up a huge bucket of stuff for her.  It was so easy and she couldn’t believe how much I was giving her.  I was shocked myself and I hope I don’t regret giving so much away.  I don’t think I will.  There’s still plenty of things in there.

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Day 62 – Nothing Important in this Bunch

Another Santa hat and some worn out boots, a pitcher, dried up paint and a candle.  There’s also a couple little flower pot and a weather thing.  There’s a couple other things too that make it 18 for the day.

I think that I decided that I need to get to day 112 by the end of the year. That will make 2018 things.  It’s going to be more than that by the end of the year but I’ll change it up once I meet that goal.  I’m over half way there and it’s getting super easy now.  I got rid of a lot more today but I will post those over the next few days.

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Day 61 – More Toys from the Basement

I’m still going through things in the basement and have found lots of toys to get rid of.  I think this little cloth bag with the arms and legs has been around since I was a teenager.  It’s been packed away for years and I didn’t miss it at all so I’m finally getting rid of it.  The rest is all just a bunch of junk. 18 more things gone!

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Day 50 Unused Lids and Finally a New Count!

Recently, I got one of those multi-size lids so I only need that one. I don’t need all of these that have been in my basement for years untouched.  There’s also computer sides and a beach bag that was packed at least 12 years ago.

TIME FOR THE COUNT!!

I’m on day 50 of my 115 (or was it 120?) day challenge of getting rid of 18 things per day.  I’m aiming for 2018 things before 2018.  For this challenge, I’m at 900 things that I’ve gotten rid of!

That makes my GRAND TOTAL since I started this decluttering effort 3,869 things that I never have to pick up again!!

I can’t wait until I reach 5.000.  I knew there was way too much in this house but I never imaged there were that many things.  10,000 things is a very realistic goal.

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Day 45 Hanging On To Kids Clothes

I’m not sure why sometimes 18 things seems like so many and sometimes it’s nothing but I’m always happy when they add up quickly.  I’d like to say that it’s always easier now but it’s not really.  Most of these clothes have survived multiple rounds of decluttering efforts and I’m finally getting rid of them.  They don’t fit anyone here.

Last time around, my daughter said she wanted the light pink gloves but it’s 2 winters later and she still hasn’t worn them once.  She doesn’t like pink.  So they’re finally going into the get rid of pile.

Those papers in the plastic bag are cake decorating instructions.  I’ve been using frosting tips since I was a little kid so why in the world would I keep that?  It came with a set that I bought so that’s probably why but I don’t need them.  Maybe someone else could use them.

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