Monday, February 27, 2017

Decluttering Bag by Bag: Bag 11

Decluttering Bag by Bag

Did you know I despise wire hangers? They get so tangled and get bent out of shape. Dislike. Dislike so much! So I was pulling those wire hangers out of our closet, along with some other store hangers that ended up at home.

I let go of a very worn pair of shoes. I have my eye out for a replacement pair!

My husband let go of a very worn belt, that he had already replaced, and a workout shirt that was replaced as well. 

Those things sort of fill a bag. 
Bag 11! Moving right along getting rid of things that need to go. 

It's not too late to join in and fill a bag of your own! 
Come on, just do one and see how great it feels. 

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Spring Cleaning: Dusting of Lampshades

Are you feeling the spring cleaning itch yet? Can't say I am yet, but I did do a task recently that could qualify as spring cleaning. So I'm here to share. 

I dust my lampshades. Because cat hair. It gets everywhere! 

I found out a couple years ago that the same tool I use to get cat hair off my clothes, works on lampshades! Those handy lint rollers!! And it takes mere seconds to go over the surface of the shade. 

I know kind of gross...but that is what spring cleaning is about removing the dust, cat hair and grime. 

Do you have a spring cleaning task you could complete in a few seconds today? Do now, so you don't have to marathon clean later. 

Friday, February 24, 2017

Decluttering Bag by Bag: Bag 10

Decluttering Bag by Bag

Today's bag is full of...Bags! 

I'm letting go of four reusable shopping bags. One I never use, and three are really, really worn, so I don't use them. And let's just throw in a overused cutting board and an alarm clock to make it complete. 

 That alarm clock is one we have kept for guests. I've noticed most people use their phones. We can loan one from our own room, if ever it is needed. 

I'm moving right along with this bag challenge. Ten bags is quite a lot, but I image if I can get to twenty I will feel a big sense of relief knowing I made another big dent in the excess we have and don't use. Do you keep an alarm clock for guests?

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Decluttering Bag by Bag: Bag 9

Decluttering Bag by Bag

An old game, plant food, broken container, pens that don't work, and a coaster I don't like. 

The wheels are from a cabinet (dry sink) I inherited. I never knew they came off! This last move the movers took them off and put them in the drawer of the  cabinet. I decided I like it better without, so no need to keep them right?

I'm tossing the broken stuff. The rest is getting donated!

Nine bags of things out of our home! That is some significant space those bags take up. Do you have a bag of items to declutter today? 

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Decluttering Bag by Bag: Bag 8

Decluttering Bag by Bag 

Another day of odd assorted items. 
These items came together just before I decided to do this series. 

I found out that my family doesn't really like turkey any more, thus I don't know that I will ever make one again! I'm not keeping one bag around to find out. The bowl and dish cloth are ones I don't use and don't like. The scarf was made by a friend's mother and she never wore it. And the little pitcher was an art project that my daughter has rejected. 

I came across the warranty book in my van while waiting for my daughter. The warranty is long past expired. The other one was to track vehicle maintenance and we never used it. 

Is that all too much information about why I got rid of these various things? 

But look, it's another bag full of stuff! Yea me!!

Come on, if you haven't joined in, at least do one bag! I don't expect you to do as many as I do, although that would be exciting to hear about. Anything out of your home you don't use will make you feel better. I promise. 

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Decluttering Bag by Bag: Bag 7

Decluttering Bag by Bag

In January, I had pulled the CDs and the book to add to our regular donate pile. The cake pan and two mugs were more recent additions. And yes, some random cord to something that we clearly don't need as it is in it's original packaging!?

That's Liberty our 12 year old cat who needed to check out my progress! 
I think she approved. :)

Do you have helpers with your decluttering? Maybe you can count some items you already found previously and finish up a bag of decluttering today. This is Bag 7 and counting!

Monday, February 20, 2017

Decluttering Bag By Bag: Bag 6

Decluttering Bag by Bag

I went through the file drawers. I have less in there then I thought, but I still found stuff that needs to go! I sure don't need course catalogs for schools my kids no longer attend. There was also a lot of old mortgage documents for homes we owned years ago.

I did have two shred two thirds of the bag, which made the bag fuller! The rest did get recycled. 

Will you fill a bag today? Do you have paper that could fill it up? 
How many bags have you filled so far?