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Declutter 465 things in 30 days!!

declutter (verb)
To simplify or get rid of mess, disorder, complications, etc:
I saw this challenge on a Facebook page, and as a tweet. I am a hoarder. I grew up believing throwing away things in good working order was wasteful. I didn’t however, learn the lesson of tossing one out to make room for another or that sometimes we have things we just do not need or want. I had a go decluttering my home slowly a while back. You can read about that effort here. But, old habits die hard and I still have clutter left- mountains of it…as well as new additions to my collection.
So, hold me accountable, follow my journey as I shift these mountains.

declutter
Day 1
Object – coffee maker

coffee
Acquired – a hand-me-down of an item I didn’t actually want. I love coffee but I particularly enjoy the experience of coffee. The experience is buying it, sipping it, reflecting AND having someone make it for me. I don’t mind driving out for a take away and as I only drink one a day now I don’t want to give up that luxury. Sure it’s dearer than a home brew but I don’t smoke , drink or even buy magazines so it’s a luxury I wish to keep.
Result – a large vacant spot in an otherwise cluttered kitchen cupboard
Tossed item Tally – 1

Things left to remove – 464

( I might have to get busy organising for the big number days)

Are you a hoarder( or do you live with one)? If not, any secrets or tips you can offer me ? PLEASE!!

2 thoughts on “Declutter 465 things in 30 days!!

  1. My Hubby is a horrible hoarder, I am not. Every now and then he gets in a mood for a declutter. I take full advantage of these times and encourage throwing out, ebaying, charity shop donations. If he declutters, it makes me throw more stuff out too.
    A freer space means a freer mind.
    Amanda #weekendblogshare

  2. You know what, I never did stick this hoarder plan out. But it is a new year and we have a huge over stashed garage, let alone cupboards with new accumulated stuff. You have me now a little more motivated to kick start this again 🙂

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