Whilst finishing off the mince pies and chocolates, I am also making plans for 2018 and de-cluttering the house. Room by room.
I don’t think I will reach a minimalist space with two boys for quite a while yet but I can at least try
The amount of “stuff” we seem to accumulate amazes me each time I do a good clear out. Each and every time I make a promise to myself to buy things we really need but here we are again….
I thought I would share with you stuff that I waved goodbye to in the last few days.
I always make three piles – For Sale, To Donate, Bin.
➡️CLOTHES THAT NO LONGER FIT – I still found some pre-pregnancy clothes from years back and stuff that I am hoping to pair up with something. My rule now is that if I haven’t worn it in the last 12 months – it’s out and making space for something new!
➡️OLD MAGAZINES – despite not buying hardly any magazines this year, I’ve still got a little pile. If I haven’t managed to sit down with them yet, don’t think it will happen anytime soon.
➡️ OUT OF DATE MAKE-UP / SKINCARE / TRAVEL SIZE TOILETRIES – not very safe to use
➡️ DAMAGED / UNWANTED JEWELLERY / HAIR ACCESSORIES that have seen better days
➡️ KITCHEN UTENSILS (doubles / well used items)
➡️ PANS AND POTS – especially the non-stick ones which are scratched and not healthy to use. I was amazed at what I found!
➡️OUT OF DATE SAUCES / GRAINS, etc. that I never got around to using.
➡️ TOYS – usually I get rid of them every few months and still found some that we could donate.
➡️TUPPEWARE – I ❤️ my Tupperware! There were so many mismatched items in my Tupperware drawer – I struggled to shut it every time – I don’t anymore.
➡️ OLD TOWELS & BEDDING – those can be donated to a local animal shelter, especially in winter I’m sure they will appreciate it.
➡️ MANUALS for stuff we no longer have / OLD INVOICES / BILLS / NOTEBOOKS / STATIONARY that’s no good for anything
➡️ FILES and PICTURES on your PC that I no longer needed. I find that every 6 months I need to do a digital de-clutter, otherwise we end up with duplicates of pictures, files and documents we won’t use, random excel spreadsheets, etc.
It’s a pretty long list but once I got going it felt so good taking all that stuff out of the house.
Have you embarked on a big de-clutter before the year ends or just when 2018 has started?
What did you get rid of?