Thursday, 29 September 2016

Living With Less - September

It's been a relatively quiet month on the decluttering front this month.  I've been busy working extra hours at the CS for the past couple of weeks, so I haven't had much free time to find many more things to donate.

I took three or four months worth of donations to the Give or Take last weekend and since doing so, I've only found one or two more items to start a new pile with.

Since the beginning of the month, however, I have donated and removed 41 more items from the house. When added to the current yearly total of 775, I've now decluttered 816 items so far this year.

I'm hoping that whilst cleaning the house in the run up to my sister's visit, I may be able to find a few more items to donate, but I'm trying not to run up a whole new stack of things, that will take up space in the spare room while she is here.

LB will be staying in this room for the duration of her visit, so I don't want to make life more difficult for her, by having a mountain of stuff in there for her to climb over, as the space is limited as it is.

It is also unlikely that I will be decluttering at all during my sister's two and a half week visit, so the total for the month in October might be very small indeed.

In November, however, I'm going to try to blitz my craft room and donate some of the fabric, as it just isn't getting used these days. I've completely lost my sewing mojo.

I'm going to put aside some favourite fabrics, with a view to making some new cushion covers and table runners for the living room, when I get the chance, as our current ones look a bit tired.

I also want to make a new dog cushion for the travel cage in the car and start a new quilt project next year, so I will probably put suitable fabrics aside for these projects. With regard to the rest, I might start to get a little ruthless. We'll see.

I may also try and tackle the hall cupboard at some point. It is currently bulging with reusable packaging materials, natural beauty ingredients and containers to put newly made products in and desperately needs reorganising. If there's anything I can cull from here, to make it easier to find the things I need in there, it will be a bonus.  It might inspire me to make a few Christmas presents using the ingredients.

Here's a picture of what it looks like now:

Hmm, needs a bit of TLC.

1 comment:

  1. It's so rewarding to do a tidy / de-clutter & clean. I've been doing it too.
    Two and a half weeks is a long time to have a guest; do you get on well ?