Monday, February 24, 2014

Filling a Box for Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity has thrift stores to support their work.  Fortunately, there is one close to me, and it is one of my favorite places to donate.  Not only is the staff friendly, they are helpful.  Also, it isn't a bad place to shop occasionally when your frugal gene is wanting a bargain.  I do not go there to buy more to replace what I have just gotten rid of;  however, it is delightful to find something you can actually use.  Not only that, if you grow tired of whatever it is you bought, you can donate it back -- Lovely.

Currently, I have a box in my spare bedroom I am filling with items to take to 
our Habitat for Humanity thrift store.  This is the most convenient place to remind me to continue getting rid of my usable clutter.  If something is too worn or broken, it is trash -- not something I will send to charity.

I am a little behind on decluttering for 2014, but I'm not worried about it.  Sometimes, one is forced to take a break.

One rather battered silver tray, which has possibilities as a base for a creative project.

These were fun puzzles that occupied some of the time
when I was ill.   Now, I want them OUT of the house.

3+21=24 Items Decluttered in 2014

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Cabin Fever Led Me to Clean Out My Make-up Drawer

Because of Cabin Fever, I got dressed, cleaned my make-up brushes, and cleaned out my old, contaminated, and unused make-up.





 10 Items gone!   11+10=21 in 2014

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

I'm Ba-ack

The last several weeks have been different.  We spent some time at one of our daughter's house to welcome our new grandchild.  I came home and promptly got sick with the flu;  then, I ended up with a secondary ear infection.  Needless to say, the decluttering process came to a halt.  However, as my ears are on the mend and the congestion disappears, I know it is time to gradually work on my cleaning routine.  So, decluttering commence!
This candle is past ugly.  I have wanted to throw it away 
for months, but I held on, lest I be considered wasteful.

Clothes that are uncomfortable are a waste when you have Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.  At what age is it alright to just be yourself and not cover-up or pull in every flaw?  I say whatever age is necessary to be comfortable.  Also, I have more room in my drawer.

Items Decluttered in 2014:  7+4=11