Apr 302014
 

 Blessing Others decluttered childrens clothes

While the list on the side of the page did not get updated this month, the list on my fridge has been added to as I got rid of items.  In some ways it is getting easier to say “goodbye” to items.  I have found that life has indeed continued without many of the items I thought were necessary.

On the other hand, I am having to actually go beyond the easy decisions, trying to decide if I am hanging onto something for sentimental reasons.  I am surprised by how often I think, “I just got that!”, only to then realize that I “just got that” 10 years ago.  This has actually caused me at times to use items instead of saving them for “some day”.

Sunday I did miss a pair of dress shoes I had decided to get rid of.  When I go through all the boxes this week or next, I will pull that particular pair of shoes back out to keep.  The two other pairs I currently have are silver and black, the pair I had decided to get rid of are brown.

Decluttered Items

March (76+ items): 
14 shirts
Contents of 30 canning jars
2 bags of onions
8 sandwich bags of dried produce
3 magazines
1 pair kids pants
2 boxes packing material
puzzle
2 dress coats
1 swim trunks
6 containers old medicine
1 container of medical equipment
1 pair jeans
1 toy
30 ebooks
2 balls
1 bag marshmallows, stale

April (89+ items):
2 pants
1 shirt
1 lanyard
box dried buckeyes
2 magazines
1 container car wax
decorative bird
box magnetic letters
unopened matching game
doodler
3 VHS tapes
expired can of tea
75+ kids’ clothing items
2 pants
1 shirt
1 lanyard
box dried buckeyes
2 magazines
1 container car wax
decorative bird
box magnetic letters
unopened matching game
doodler
3 VHS tapes
expired can of tea
75+ kids’ clothing items

While I missed my initial goal of having a garage sale during our town’s City Wide Garage Sale, I have looked ahead and chose another date a month out from now.  Even though I know I will not have made it through the house like I had hoped, I am ready to get rid of the items in my basement.  Perhaps this will also motivate me to keep going through the house and finding unwanted and unneeded items.

I have been finding it harder to go through stuff now that it is warmer outside.  Do you think it is easier to get rid of unwanted items at certain times of the year, as opposed to others?

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