Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Getting Rid of the Clutter Is Not Enough

It is obvious to me after having taken a couple of trips this summer, I need to redo some habits and organization in my household.  Having chronic illnesses that leave me fatigued after activity, make it easy to fall into what seems the easy thing to do.  For instance, when I come home from a trip, bags and backpacks often end up in weird places -- certainly not where they belong.  When this happens and things start to build, I feel like I am having to learn my good habits over again;  however, I notice I do not feel as overwhelmed as I used to.  It's just a matter of jumping back in where I am.  If I do that, the frozen feeling goes away, and I feel more encouraged to keep on working on my home.  

Give Away  5 Books
Today, I knew I had to get back into the decluttering process.  I will not be ready for that garage sale this weekend, but I can be by the end of September.  I could just give everything away,  but this time I need to have the sale.  So here are today's pictures of the things I am throwing away and giving away.   I plan to have a free table at the garage sale too.
Throw Away

Bye old emery board.

180 items have gone or are getting ready to go since March, 2013.

P.S.  I am not at all crazy about having items waiting to go, but maybe I can find a creative way to decorate my porch and spare room during 
the next 2 weeks.  However, it is not worth obsessing over.

Friday, August 16, 2013

Be Happy When the Clutter is gone!

At this rate, I may have room for some pictures or decorative items on my bookshelves.  Believe me, this is not something I often have room for on bookshelves, because I like books very much.

Bye to the stickers that do not stick.

173 items are gone or waiting in a safe place for the garage sale.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Bye to Books - 169 Items Decluttered

It's hard to believe my last post was July 25th.  However, I should get busier here, because I am planning a garage sale.  My focus date is the end of August, but I am going to be flexible.  I really don't want to push myself so hard, I have a flare.  Also, I am a true  believer in enjoying the summer.  I need summer.  

Here is my latest contribution to the garage sale.  They are already priced.

5 Quality Books
I have gotten what I need from them.

My goal is to get rid of 365 items that are clutter in 2013.  I have 196 items more to find, and sell, give away, or throw away.  Do you think I can do it?