Day 30: I did it! 465 things have left my house in a month!

The final push:

  • 1 pen holder/desk tidy
  • 1 notelet box
  • 1 pack sequins
  • 1 lip balm
  • 1 camera case
  • 1 hair slide
  • 1 pack of cream
  • 1 window cleaner (a cloth thing not a person)
  • 1 mop
  • 1 pair of folding scissors
  • 1 towel rail
  • 1 CD
  • 1 table cloth
  • I runner
  • 1 garland
  • 1 star lampshade
  • 1 word game
  • 1 bunny pencil sharpener
  • 1 odd earring
  • about 40 badges (I know this ruins things but hey ho)

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  • and 2 books about Minimalism 🙂

I still have way too many clothes, shoes and hand bags. They can be tackled next.  My kitchen is the tidiest it has ever been.

My books are accessible as are my CDs and DVDs.

The process – especially the last week – is hard but I recommend anyone give it a go.

At least 465 items have GONE from my house this month 🙂

Thanks guys….

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Day 27-29 glasses, glasses everywhere!

I really didn’t think I’d get to this point. And I’ve had to cut myself some slack with being away and just being busy.  But I’m still aiming to complete by midnight tonight.  There’s only 112 things to go….

Day 27 – I got rid of 25 glasses (I was in credit 😉 ) – these were a mix of tumblers, wine glasses and (mainly) beer festival glasses.  Every time you go to a beer festival you get a glass – I’ll not tell you what the percentage of beer festival glasses was :/

Day 28

  • 1 muffin tray
  • 1 diet book
  • 1 piece of wood
  • 1 monkey cocktail decoration
  • 3 wooden spoons
  • 1 pan lid
  • 1 colander (how my kitchen still held stuff to get rid of i’ll never know….)
  • 1 piece of string
  • 1 zip pocket holder
  • 7 plastic bits off clothes horse
  • 1 eyeliner
  • 5 packs of out of date painkillers
  • 1 cD
  • 1 bag of things
  • 2 more glasses ( I decided to be more ruthless)

Day 29

1 jar of random nails and curtain hooks (contained at least 29 things)

Total 82: )

435 down, 30 to go!

Not sure what I’m doing? Check out my post about the Minimalist game.

Days 23 – 26 and I’m still a day behind…

Oh dear.  This just got way harder.

Been away for a bit and lost momentum. Hopefully back on track but I’m not sure I’ll meet today’s deadline of 27…

Anyway, last four days…

  • 11 CDs
  • 1 string of lights
  • 1 set of pearls
  • 2 Christmas snow globes
  • 1 bunny
  • 44 baubles
  • 13 glow in the dark cherubs… (yes, really)
  • 27 Beatles Monthly magazines from the late eighties

Total 100 – needed 99- I’m in credit by 2 things 🙂

353 down, 112 to go!

Not sure what I’m doing? Check out my post about the Minimalist game.

Day 18: distance decluttering from Dublin

20141116_114230Obviously I have pre-empted this declutter day as I bring it to you from a hotel room in Dublin.

My minimalism has not stretched to throwing things out of hotel rooms yet – I’m not sure how well received that would be.  The hotel room is not minimalist, in fact the décor is quite decadent. The lobby has crazy chandeliers and taxidermy… you heard correctly. Taxidermy in santa hats.

But anyway, I digress… today I got rid of:

  • 1 pair socks
  • 1 padlock (I swear they are multiplying)
  • 1 SDHC card
  • 1 toothbrush
  • 2 body buffers
  • 1 CD
  • 1 stylus
  • 4 boxes of out of date tomatoes
  • 6 out of date condiments

171 down, 294 to go!

Not sure what I’m doing? Check out my post about the Minimalist game.

Day 17: digital declutter

This is not a cheat. I repeat, this is not a cheat. Digital declutter counts.

How often have you looked at your in-box and almost cried at the amount of emails in there?

Well, today I decided I’d get my email down to a single screen worth of messages.

So, I:

  • deleted
  • moved to project folders
  • forwarded to others for action (then deleted)

Before 357

After 35

Proof!

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Even though this is way more than 17 things, I’m counting it as day 17…

153 down, 312 to go!

Not sure what I’m doing? Check out my post about the Minimalist game.