Decluttering continued.

See? I’m doing it. I’m getting rid of some of my excess. Actually, I’m getting rid of a lot of my excess. And it feels wonderful! Very liberating!

It does help that I’m trying to follow the FlyLady method. For whatever reason it seems to be working for me. Also, the more you get rid of the easier it is. In the beginning it is hard.

The Box


What’s Inside?

  • 9 x 13 cake pan
  • broiler pan
  • 2 pie plates
  • 9 x 9 silicone brownie pan
  • griddle
  • 2 bottle koozies
  • glass pot lid
  • 3 bottles of baby lotion
  • small ceramic piggy bank
  • bottle of hair conditioner
  • 5 shirts
  • coat
  • 3 bricks of Wonder Soil
  • 2 coin purses
  • pair of kid’s shoes(you know- my kid’s shoes- not some random kid. weird.)
  • small basket
  • microwave food cover
  • 2 glass serving bowls
  • small candle
  • 2 pairs of cat nail clippers
  • 2 books
  • 3 cloth tote bags
  • colander
  • level(a tool for making sure stuff is level)
  • handle set for a Bissell carpet sweeper
  • bottle of Aquaphor
  • 8 ornaments
  • 6 small stuffed animals
  • 4 bracelets
  • 3 bottles of shampoo
  • small breath mint tin(minus the breath mints)
  • 2 pairs of scissors
  • 2 combs
  • small dishpan
  • Reynolds Handi-Vac sealer

70 things altogether! Pretty good. That brings the total to 714.

Gotta keep at it. That’s what you would say too if you saw my house. Sad face here. For me.

Anyway- let’s keep it up! It’s nice to have little spaces being cleared.

Are you decluttering? How’s it coming along?





Declutter Thursday!

This week at my house: widespread illness. Yes, it’s like a revolving door here. Once you think you’re better- there’s more! So maybe we can hope for better health in the new year.

I do have a box to show you today, thankfully.

The Box


The Contents

  • sunglasses
  • bottle of hair gel
  • Burt’s Bees gardener kit
  • small votive holder
  • 2 bottles of perfume
  • cookbook
  • 2 purses
  • large candle
  • table runner
  • dog sweater
  • portable cd player
  • VHS tape
  • 3 greeting cards(new)
  • notebook
  • 7 glass dishes
  • portable cassette player
  • wooden plaque

27 items this week. Not too shabby. Altogether, that’s  233 items removed from the house. Excellent!

How’s your decluttering going? If you’re not a borderline hoarder- congratulations. Any goals you have this year that seem a tad overwhelming? How are you handling them?

Tomorrow’s Friday. Happy Friday!!!


p.s. I think I’m having pancakes for supper tomorrow night. Maybe with fruit. I used to like the fake syrup. The stuff that said “butter flavor.” Oh the shame. I still don’t mind it…

Declutter Challenge Results: Week One

It’s been a week since I challenged myself to get rid of 200 items in my house. How’s that challenge working out? Hmmm. Well, I have a box full of stuff I’m taking to the thrift store. The contents of this box were cleared off of a pool table in the cellar. I don’t think I’ve seen that pool table for a year. Here’s a picture of the box which must leave the house…within the week.


I haven’t really made too many rules in this challenge- but I think it may be necessary. Especially considering the large amount of stuff crowding in on us here!

The contents of this week’s box:

  • set of sheets
  • rc helicopter
  • Swiffer WetJet cleaning pads
  • sink faucet
  • Christmas tree garland
  • package of baby bottle nipples
  • tote bag
  • 2 nonstick skillets
  • plastic Coca-Cola cup
  • board game
  • 2 empty spray bottles
  • 3 small hand lotions
  • bottle of baby gas drops
  • 3 bottles of shampoo
  • 2 bottles of lotion
  • roll of contact paper
  • 2 bottles of body wash
  • bar of soap
  • dish drying rack and drain board
  • 14 VHS tapes
  • 4 books
  • 1 dvd

If I counted correctly, that’s 46 items!!! That certainly exceeded my expectations for the first week. This is a bittersweet victory because this hardly made a dent into the piles of…piles. Yeah, I definitely need to make up some rules for this challenge and definitely change the number of items to get rid of. I’ll post that next Thursday.

I’m excited to be able to use the pool table again! Have you challenged yourself to declutter? Are you thinking that you’re a borderline hoarder? Have you shocked friends and family with your abilities to collect stuff?

Have a great evening!