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Sunday, April 10, 2011

March is gone

and so is some more clutter! I succeeded in removing over 31 items from my home this past month. I am enjoying the new found space that I am getting by clearing out the old. Some items are finding their way to closets and storage areas, but many items are getting tossed out or donated. I realize that some of the items on my list for March have also appeared on previous lists, however, this is because I have been finding items that were not put away previously and therefore needed to be gone through after I thought I finished an area, also it is due to the fact that my baby especially grows like a weed and so I'm getting rid of this clothes almost weekly.

March Decluttering list:
1. Big kid toys (this was a HUGE trash bag full)
2. A cabinet previously used for storing baby toys (his toys are now in the room with the big kids stuff)
3. A Toy organizer with book rack on top
4. Another Bag of Baby toys (he almost never plays with baby toys anymore, he prefers matchbox cars)
5. My own clothes that don't fit or haven't been worn in a long time
6. some old towels that we don't need
7. Last year's school books (I was saving them for the baby, but he's so far behind the big kids that I'll likely change my mind by then)
8. Young early readers that the big boys don't use anymore
9. The smaller rat cage that once held two rats, but now we have a larger cage because we have more rats
10. plastic kid dishes
11. plastic baby spoons and forks
12. 2 pairs of outgrown baby shoes
13. a shopping bag of dvd's that we don't watch
14. baby clothes - a shopping bag full
15. a book shelf that just doesn't fit our space well - it has rounded corners and only one side is solid it's just odd
16. a magazine holder that only serves to fill up with junk
17. pool floaties that aren't needed because the big kids can swim and the baby has a floatie suit
18. pool toys that never get used
19. cookbooks - I had a serious cookbook addiction, but now I just use the internet so out go the cookbooks, though I kept a few important ones :)
20 - plastic food storage containers - we seriously had enough for three families....
21. small plastic cups

OK so that's the list. 31+ items out of our space. The sad thing is that even after doing this for 3 full months our home is still full to bursting! I really, really hope that by the end of the year it at least looks like I made a dent in our clutter :(


  1. What can I say? You cannot just do one thing for each day (as per your own rules) and I cannot write a list of the things I have done, although I have been making dents in my clutter. Pathetic, aren't we both? ;)

  2. Making dents, not lists. ☺ Does a complete doll's house with all the furniture count as 30 things?

  3. Of course it counts Ganeida!

    Seeking, yes I know. I can't seem to just take one thing, maybe by the end of the year I'll be able to just do one thing per day.


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