discovering a simpiler life

discovering a simpiler life

Monday, 12 August 2013

August declutter challenge ~ week 2

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So how did you go last week with the challenge? I'm very proud to say that on Monday I cleaned out the kitchen junk draw, decluttered my 5 items - 6 pairs of shoes, 2 books, 1 childs toy (don't tell her for god sake she'll want it back as she is the queen of hoarding), 1 box of cups & saucers never opened from christmas, 4 magazines. Never to come back!! What I did find helpful and to make it less overwhelming was when I was took me half the day to gear myself up for it....I put the timer on for 10 minutes and went hard!

from this
to only took 10 minutes

And one bag to the op shop, in the car and delivered the next day.  

Just a note about the bags of your things to the oppie, don't give them anything that you yourself wouldn't buy like dirty clothes, your smelly gym shoes, your nan's cookbook from 1968(ok I might buy that), anything stained, they just have to pay to then get rid of it, defeats the purpose really.

On Tuesday I donated linen, towels, beauty products and packaged food to the fire affected family from my daughters school I blogged about on Wednesday. In total 3 garbage bags and 4 shopping bags full, a win for everyone. They were taken to school the next morning, gone! Thursday I put aside 3 pairs of old glasses to take to Specsavers to donate to someone who has bad eyesight like me!  Friday more mags and so by the weekend I felt quite inspired to keep going, my world was feeling lighter!

On Sunday my daughter decided she wanted to give 'to the kids that don't have anything' aka the salvo's. She, on her own, collected enough things for a shopping bag full. I was obviously rubbing off on her!!

Looking forward to this coming week, although i have to work today so I will do one item today, a bag full of old Weigh Watchers magazines and paraphernalia I haven't looked at in ooohh 5 years at least,  and my Monday's 5 tomorrow instead.

How did you go?

Ciao, Jan


  1. Great job. And yes, sometimes doing the decluttering without other family members knowing is the easiest way;-) I thought I was done, but had the COOKBOOKS to do. I really thought we had done that, only to remember buying more!!! HAHAHA! Nothing like defeating one's own purpose.

    blessings, jill
    hopped over from down to earth comments.

    1. thanks for dropping by Jill and good luck with the cookbooks!!


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