I decided to go through my closet once more and make a real decission on some of the clothes that I like so much, but somehow don’t wear. Most of them are either just a bit too short, too big, small, or whatever. Anyway, I just comes down to me not feeling really comfortable in it, how nice they may be. I selected quite a few and put them up for sale on facebook and auction websites. In addition to this I decided to put the jewellery I gathered while decluttering the bathroom there as well. I didn’t make any expectations as to whether it would sell, but some of the clothes and earrings were already bought. I’ll continue with this and what does not get sold in the end will go to charity. Bad thing of auction sites is that it also gets my shopping fever up :(.
Next to this I notice I am using up more of my beauty products, free sets of testers of cream, shampoo etc. Now I’m on a roll and want to get rid of more and more stuff. I actually do feel I should watch it a bit, because I might regret getting rid of specific items in the end. 1 hour ago
Spent a few hours going through this tonight. There were a fair few things that I no longer have a use for or never had a use for in the first place. I have a bag ready to be donated which includes 2 PC games, a scrapbook album and a huge pile of scrapbook paper. I had a think about it and came to the conclusion that I hate scrapbooking. Everything has to be so meticulous and neat. That, to me, leaves little room for creative expression. I’m currently in the process of uploading some discs of photos to FB so that I no longer need the physical object.
There’s still a shelf of “unfinished projects”. Mostly photos and yearbooks that I’ll try figure out what to do with. 1 day ago
donated this morning. Two of the cookbooks were student ones, so hopefully someone can get a good use out of them. They focus too much on grains to be useful for me now. 3 pairs of pants donated, all too big for me-I’ve dropped a couple of sizes it seems. 1 week ago
Yesterday I cleaned out my kitchen cabinets. Went through all the food I have there, which isn’t so much, and threw out two packages of food I don’t eat. I hate throwing away food, but I know the homeless man that passes by several times a week will probably find it and that’s all good.
What else, I managed to sell some of the earrings I collected from decluttering the bathroom. Selling them is actually good, because I can use the money and I get rid of them. I probably won’t get rid of all of them and I will donate them to charity in a while. Same goes for some of my clothes, I am trying to sell them, but so far only 1 item is sold. If the others will not get sold I’ll also give them to charity.
Somehow I’m on a roll with this and I feel quite liberated by getting rid of many things. I notice that I want to posses less and less and feel suffocated by the amount of things that I own. I don’t need so many things. I might go for a second round of decluttering everything. 1 week ago
Plan of action
1) First step is to get rid of my old DVDs and CDs.
2) Ebay old or unwanted clothes
3) Do not buy anything unless I need it, i.e. no more skin care products.
4) Sort out paperwork 3 weeks ago
oh I filled a box , is a huge task for me but little by little I am getting there, I am also swapping clothes and things 3 weeks ago
After a gentle conversation with myself, I came to realize that the junk I’m trying to get rid of is stuff that can be used to bless someone else. Suddenly the task of clearing my closets and cabinets is less of a chore. Now, I just have to make the time and do it. 3 weeks ago
So, last weekend I decided to clean out the shelves I have in my bathroom. There is not even so much stuff to be honest, but still it took me hours to go through everything and get the dust of the shelves. I guess there is just a lot of small things, like hairclips, make-up, my stash of lotions and shampoos etc. I also collected quite some sample packages of shampoos and creams over the years and I now put them on my sink so I will finally use them. Managed to get rid of some of my jewellery I don’t wear anymore. My taste has apperantly changed quite a lot in the last years and I own several earrings and necklaces that I loved back then, but wouldn’t wear anymore now. Next step is to see what to do with it. Throwing it out would be a waste, maybe there is some place I can hand it in. I know they have several containers for clothes, but I don’t know if this will be accepted as well?
Next step is to clean the bathroom (this has indeed nothing to do with decluttering, but since everthing is sorted and has its (new) place I will clean everything, so it also gives some peace to mind). Afterward I think I will sortout my kitchen cabinets :). 1 month ago
3 boxes full of stuff to sell on Ebay.—REady need to take pics.
2 Boxes to Donate to VV—-ready need to make the list of items for my tax return.
and I need to declutter my shoes. I have many that could go.
-> hard to do I like all my shoes! 1 month ago
she got me going I am her sub on youtube! love her style of cleaning 1 month ago
I’ve got a box full of candle making stuff that I took off a friend. I will make candles as christmas gifts for family and friends and will get started real soon. 2 months ago
So I got rid of many more things. Brought everything that could be reused to the recycle shop and threw away many more papers. I think this is almost done. Definitely everything I had at my dads house is sorted and decluttered. Now I have still to go through my stuff I have in my little flat. Í didn’t have there so much to start with, so it should be easier to sort out. 2 months ago
I need to be more specific. I want to start afresh with new goals that are small and manageable. If, eventually, I feel like I have managed this I will reinstate and check off. 2 months ago
I went through pretty much all my things again today and threw out a whole huge bag of trash. I guess I could already check it as done but let’s see what life brings. I tend to cling to this particular goal. 2 months ago
My flat is cluttered. There is no denying it. I have stuff everywhere. I know something has to be done about it, but it seems so difficult to motivate myself.
Let’s get something straight – my flat is clean. I wash and vacuum and dust the place, but is the pockets of ‘stuff’ here and there that’s the problem. They just have nowhere to go, you know? I can’t fit any more furniture in so storage is out.
The answer is probably downsizing (with the help of this goal ) and finding a smarter way to organise my hoard. 2 months ago
Today I’ve continued with going through my stuff and getting rid of the things I don’t use. As I will move soon (I will write about it on 43T soon) and cannot take too much with me I really have to get rid of most of my stuff I have still here. As much as I’m looking forward to moving, this decluttering got me quite emotional. I have collected so many things in the past decades and now I am confronted with the memories that stick to them, sometimes good, sometimes bad.
This evening I was going through all of my photos and realized that I lost contact with most of the people on them. Looking at the class photo’s of primary school I really wonder where they are now. From the friends I had in high school I’m only still in touch with four of them and frankly after high school I hardly made any new friends. Not because I wasn’t in places where it could have happened, but I always felt many people weren’t open to new friendships. They had their own share of friends allready and no time to invest into new friendships. On the photos from my bachelor studies I saw the two girls I was closest to while studying, but the contact has faded out completely. One has such a busy life that the contact always came from my side. About 1,5 years ago I decided to wait and let her take the initiative to set a new date to meet. I’ve never heard from her again. The other moved away to another country and our contact became e-mail only as she worked irregular shifts. Because we were both busy the intervals inbetween e-mails got longer and longer and by now the last mail I got was 6 months ago. I sent her a short note on facebook two weeks ago, but haven’t heard anything. I guess she build an entire life there now and our contact is also an ending story. I’m just really sentimental right now and somehow scared that I will end up alone. The friends I am still in contact with are almost all single and somehow we stick together. I guess that is how it works. I’ve got that age that people in relationships settle down, get married, have kids and that is so far from my life right now that it really puts pressure on the friendship. I feel I do not have so many things to share with them and I’m not interested in hearing stories about the baby all day long. Ooo well, I’m floating away from the real point I guess. Maybe a long hot shower would do me good right now :). And keep positive, I will go out there and make new friends in my new living place! 2 months ago
You know when you get the urge to have a major decluttering session. I am going to get on it right this moment. I shall how far I get considering I have only had about 2 hours sleep.
Starting with my bedside cabinet. 2 months ago
- My mind is at peace.
- My body is getting balanced with the help of a healthy diet plan
BUT THIS TIME:
- My stuff is everywhere! I can’t find my clothes, my documents, books, anything.
It seems like these two spheres of my life contradict each other. Maybe that’s some odd kind of a balance? 2 months ago