Monday, December 13, 2010

And So We Begin Again...

I believe I mentioned earlier that decluttering is not a one-day or a one-week project; rather, it's a continuous process. Since my successes this spring, I have continued to move clothing to the donation bag on a regular basis--"Hey, this doesn't fit. Why throw it back in the closet? How about the donation bag?"--and keeping my shredder in the kitchen has helped minimize paper overload. (As you may recall, paper is my personal sickness. I hate it, and I'm overrun by it.)

Still, it's time for another overhaul. My previous decluttering project was focused on visible spaces in my apartment; this time, the goal is to work my way through cabinets and closets for the stuff that's been hiding there for who-knows-how-long. The coming week will be much lighter for me at work--down from 40 hours in four days to 30--and then I'll have the last week of the year off completely, so my goal is to get through as much as possible during that time.

The project started last night with my kitchen. I had the terrific support of my friend, E, who reorganized three cabinets and provided a great deal of "Get rid of it" support while I went through piles of mail and put away numerous other items that were hanging out on my counter. At the end of the evening, we had two large bags of recycling, three bags (grocery-sized) of garbage, and a super-clean kitchen!

It's time to find a new stuff box. Get ready for lots of great stuff from my home to yours...

Here's a sneak preview of what's up for grabs:
  • Mary Engelbreit canisters (for flour, sugar, etc.)
  • Mary Engelbreit covered butter dish
  • Mary Engelbreit covered cheese plate
  • Mary Engelbreit candy/nut bowls
  • cookbook holder with lucite splashguard
  • two Mary Engelbreit plates suitable for hanging
  • plate hangers
  • ice cream sundae spoons
If I could figure out how to get pictures off my camera and onto my netbook, I'd even add pictures of these items. Maybe next time.

Thanks for your support in my decluttering project, and let me know if you want ANY of the items in my stuff box.

1 comment:

  1. welcome back to the blogosphere! i need to declutter again soon. it will probably be part of my nesting process...