Monday, May 6, 2013

Clear the Clutter Challenge: Update




Over the weekend I cleared out some more of the clutter. I have been busy working in both the kitchen and my craft/storage room.  I have been going through boxes of papers, keepsakes and school papers. Let me tell you I am very disorganized, especially with the boys school papers, but I am working on that. Here is what I got rid of.


an empty oatmeal canister. I saved this for Kaden who wanted it to play with is matchbox cars with. He has never used it. Into the recycling it went along with that pile of papers next to it. These were old artwork, papers from the boys. There are tons of them. I went through them saved the best ones and put the rest in the recycling bin.



Next up is a pile (about 6 inches high) of coupon inserts. Yes I have not cleaned out the coupon drawer in quite some time. Since Dec! These went to the recycling center on Sat along with our other trash.


And finally… are some items that I took from my craft/storage room. Chick Filet containers, into the recycling. A vase, a plastic Valentine’s day bowl, two glass mugs, a pitcher that once held artificial flowers, a small very old ash tray. I have no idea where this even came from. I think it was given to me because I really like roses and there are roses on the front of it.

Cookbooks. I am in the process of going through my cookbooks, so many I never use. I cook a lot but get many of my recipes online. I ended up moving all my cookbooks (the ones I am keeping) and I have a few I am going through to copy off the recipes I use from them and then they will go too.

What is not shown is a half a bag of trash that I threw out as well as a quarter crate of papers that I recycled. (we use an extra long milk crate)

I still have so much more to go through and we are going to a yard sale in two weeks so some of these items will end up there and the rest will be donated. What does not sell will also be donated.

I want our home clutter free, cozy and welcoming and I am tired of being a slave to my possessions!


Tracey Brumlik said...


Wholesome Womanhood said...

Great job!

I'm at a bit of a loss too as to what to do with my cookbooks. Like you, I get most of my recipes offline, but I don't want to get rid of my cookbooks either. Yet it feels like they simply take up place on my bookshelves.

Tassie said...

I, too, went through some of my cookbooks.... I don't want to be a slave to my possessions, either. It is so freeing to get the clutter out of our lives!!!

Michele said...

Thanks ladies!

You know I did keep my favorite cookbooks that I do use from time to time and a couple that are sentimental to me, but the rest I have not opened in so long and I felt no attachment to them.

Tassie you are right! It is freeing!