Last week I began decluttering in hopes of finding 500 things to get rid of in our house.
On Saturday, I cleaned out the pantry and found 13 items to throw away or recycle.
Our desk/office area yielded 11 items.
The garage was next on the list, but that’s my husband’s domain. I have almost nothing out there, but in the cubby of outdoor shoes, I did find a pair of my flip flops that were coming apart! Those went straight to the trash can.
Monday I pulled 5 things out of the living room, most of which were just relocated to other parts of the house. (No, I didn’t get rid of my favorite Bible from my teenage years! It has lots of good, handwritten notes in it!)
Yesterday, I faced the laundry room – the actual laundry area didn’t scare me, but across from it is a large closet where we keep games, puzzles, art/craft supplies, etc. I found 27 miscellaneous things to get rid of.
I also did a quick sweep of our medicine cabinet, and found one expired medication to throw away.
That brings my grand total to 179. I’m thinking I need to lower my expectations and go for 250 items instead of 500! I should be able to finish the rest of the house next week and I’ll share my final count with you then.
Is there a room in your house that you dread cleaning out?