At the beginning of the year, I decided to set myself the quite challenging task of decluttering and donating at least 1000 items from our home in 2015. January got me off to a great start and I managed to find 168 items to donate to the local charity shop.
As the month of February draws to a close I am pleased to announce that I've managed to find even more things this month, 178 to be exact, so my running total two months in is now 346 items.
This month, the items gathered for donation, came mostly from my wardrobe, some of the drawers in our bedroom, a thorough sort out of the book shelves in our bedroom and a declutter of the summer clothes storage bags, which I needed to get out on account of us going away for a week of winter sun.
I have to admit that some of the things that were donated due to having been grown out of, were subsequently replaced by new purchases, but not excessively so. There has still been a definite and noticeable reduction of items in our home and it feels great.
In addition to the donated items, some other items have finally left our home for good by way of waste disposal, namely an old small analogue TV and digibox that we didn't use and some old and damaged clothes/miscellaneous items. I now have three bags and two boxes of donations to take to the charity shop and thereby clear some space in the spare room for next month's round of decluttering.
I didn't get around to listing the few things I intended on eBay. I may decide to just donate them after all next month, as they are currently just sat on the end of my bed awaiting action.
There may be a bit of a slowing off of items to donate from here on in, as the major areas that needed tackling have now been tackled. I will, however, still persevere in pursuing the goal of 1000 items this year and will keep you posted on progress.