The progress yesterday included:
- shredding the tax documents (another big bag full)
- decluttering the Army pay stub folder (it is thinner)
- shredding more Army documents
- found four items to let go of in one minute ( a battery, two dried glue sticks and a pair of shoelaces)
- made a snack to use up chocolate chips and Crispex cereal
What I didn't get done was put away my mess! My staging area at the top of the stairs currently has two piles of papers and the shredder. I will get those put away today (unless I need the shredder again). My daughter wanted to look through old photos yesterday while home from school, so I have those boxes to put away also. They are currently on the coffee table.
I also commit to pulling out some more files to purge. It may only be a few today, as I need to get to the grocery store and get ready for possible guests this weekend. That means cleaning and washing sheets.
Other than sharing what I did and plan to do, I wanted to point out that we sometimes don't get as much done as we think we should have or even thought we would have in a period of time. If we look back though we know we did something and that is an improvement. It often takes time to notice the changes in decluttering. I feel like I'm not seeing the changes in a big way because I'm working on paper that is stored in my basement. I don't see that everyday. I'm looking forward to taking a picture of my file cabinet at the end of the month. I think there will be a marked difference!
Keep progressing, keep moving forward, and declutter something today! It does make a difference.