This is it, this is the year I declutter the whole house from top to bottom. I have so much "stuff" in every draw, cupboard and basket that I simply don't use or even look at. Does that sound familiar to any one else? If it does, why don't you take the de cluttering journey with me, it will be very slow, a little bit at a time. I will be really looking at every square inch of my home and doing a thorough deep cleanse of all the clothes, jewellery, shoes, bags, towels, sheets, quilts, pillows, CD's, DVD's, glassware, cutlery, plates serving platters, kitchen accessories, curios and just general "stuff" that either doesn't fit into my current life or doesn't even belong to me.
I have inherited a lot of things from my husbands Grandmother that really needs sorting out and given away, I am not at all attached to any of these items, so I am a bit curious as to why I have felt the need to hold on to them. There is also a lot of stuff belonging to my adult children and I will be asking for their permission before any item is given away or re-homed.
I have tried in the past to sell a few items on Gumtree, and it wasn't worth the trouble, so I am donating it to the many charity shops we have in out little city. I will be brutally honest with myself and ask the hard questions, like, do I have a particular memory that is connected to this item? Is that the reason I am keeping it? Will I ever use this item again? Why can't I let it go? What is holding me back?
I will be taking photos of the items as they leave my home and updating this page when I do. At the end of the year I am hoping to have a less cluttered home, filled only with items I truly love. Below is a list that I will use as a guide throughout the year. I am hoping that the more I do, the better I will be at it.
|3. An ALDI brand coffee pod holder, it was given to us, but I don't like the look of it. |
A set of Christmas icing sugar stencils that don't work as well as they should