ok, so I've calmed down a bit since yesterday. I had a ridiculously productive day at work (though still left a giant pile of paperwork on the desk unfinished) and completed two assignments from my online class. I think that maybe in my decluttering, I need to declutter my commitments? Anyhow...
Last week I didn't post, because I was at a U2 concert!! But I DID get the decluttering done in the front hallway.
Sept 15: broke down a few boxes and put em in the recycling bin
Sept 16: went through a milk crate of my grandfather's stuff-- put some writing aside for a later project, put some towels in the laundry, repurposed some decorative boxes, and put some stuff into a pile to bring to work
Sept 17: put a sweatshirt into the donation bag
Sept 18: finished a book and put it into a book donation bag
Sept 19: a few more magazines to donate to the gym
Sept 20: pulled a book from the front bookcase and put that in the book donation bag
Sept 21: cleaned off the bulletin board and put outdated stuff in the recycling pile
Then, I moved onto the bedroom. The bedroom is actually looking quite good, its more in a maintenance phase, as well.
Sept 22: Went through the drawer in the bedside table. I threw out some papers that I didn't need any more.
Sept 23: went through the "missing socks" bag...threw out any sock that had been in there for way too long.
Sept 24: I had a decorative candle on the bedside table... aside from almost being gone, it was melted not from burning, but from the one week of hot weather we had in summer. Threw that away
Sept 25 - Sept 28: Ok, sometimes you just have to take a deep breath and get it over with. Opened each drawer in turn and pulled one or two items of clothing to put in the donation bag.
Moving along, moving along, moving along.