Declutter Update (Update #2)

11.30.2014

still chugging along on my declutter project.  actively avoiding my kitchen, so this month i focused on furniture pieces and the stuff in my mom's attic.

furniture
not much to get rid of in this category - since i rent, i don't have a lot of furniture.  even less that i would be able to get rid of.  still, there were some things!  and i am trying to keep a full count in all this.

kept:
1 queen size bed (frame, mattress, box spring, though i hope to replace the frame when i move)
1 ikea bookcase + 4 black bins that fit in it
2 flat screen tvs 
1 couch
1 coffee table
1 tv stand
1 glass entryway table
3 bar stools
1 glass shelving unit + 5 grey and white baskets that go with it

sold/donated:
1 bar cart
2 ikea side tables
4 pink and white baskets
3 plastic storage bins
1 hanging storage unit

total decluttered: 11
total kept: 21
34%


holiday related

kept:
1 christmas tree
1 set of christmas decor
1 plastic storage bin

sold/donated/tossed:
12 halloween costumes
1 set of halloween decor
2 sets of christmas decor
3 plastic storage bins
1 hanging organizer (held wrapping supplies)

total decluttered: 19
total kept: 3
86%

i had a feeling this would be a high number.  i knew i wanted to get rid of most of what was in my mom's attic, keeping only my tree (lighted floor model, bought after christmas on super sale at macy's.  it's gorgeous.  i think it was a $1000 tree, marked down to $200.  5 years ago, still in perfect shape and all the lights work.  i highly recommend getting floor models after christmas if you use artificial trees!), my silver, gray and white crate and barrel ornaments, and the bin to store the ornaments and tree stand in.  next year, john and i will buy new stockings and decor that suits our new house(!).  and no one needs 12 freaking store bought old halloween costumes, never to be worn again.  college me should be ashamed, what was i thinking?!

sadly, there's two boxes still in my parents' attic that i didn't get to.  1 of kitchen things and 1 of clothes (old winter coats and swim suits, i'm almost positive.)  i was planning on clearing those out while i was there, but the circus that is pet sitting 3 dogs did not leave me much time beyond the holiday things.  they knew they outnumbered me, those little fur monsters.

21 comments:

  1. I'm so in love with the fact that you're doing this. I think I'm going to eventually do this, right before I move into my new apartment next year.

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  2. This is such a great idea. I might start doing this next summer, as the husband and I have to go through our attics anyways and clear them out (so much junk!!!)

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    1. It always accumulates! It's nice to declutter though, reclaim your space.

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  3. I have so much shit that I need to get rid of. Our storage closet is a hot ass mess. I think Narnia might be at the back of it. But I can't see the back of it so we'll never know.

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  4. I got my tree on sale 2 years ago, for 90% off. Its really the only way to justify the cost of something you use so rarely.

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  5. I think you did great! My house looks like Christmas puked all over it right now but MFD is Clark Griswold so I reached the threshold of what can be tossed after last year. I got rid of a lot of stuff.

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  6. I'm all about decluttering! I can't stand having 'stuff' around even if it is tucked away in storage containers in our loft. It helps that we moved across the country a year ago and didn't want to bring or ship anything unnecessary. That being said, clutter has a way of multiplying quickly and it's definitely time for another purge!

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  7. I seriously love decluttering. It's one of my favorite things to do. I can't wait until I move so I can do it again! :)

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  8. I love that you are sharing your decluttering adventure! I have been trying to get rid of some stuff over the last month as I organize different areas of the house.

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  9. You are doing so awesome! I can't believe how quickly you are decluttering!

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  10. you are kicking ass!! seriously, come over to my house...

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  11. wow, you really put a dent in the holiday decor. i don't have a lot of christmas stuff and i am trying to be not so crazy and accumulating everything slowly. because we had a halloween party, i bought so much crap for halloween that i will most likely never use again. ugh.

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  12. As always I'm amazed! : ) You're the decluttering guru

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  13. Good job with the decluttering. I have intentions but then...laziness.

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  14. You are so organized you put me to shame! haha

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  15. Doesn't it feel so good to get rid of stuff you don't need?!

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  16. No lie you are totally inspiring me girl! Your clean out could not come at a better time! Trying to pack my condo is a major project!

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  17. You are doing awesome. I can only imagine what I could toss of my past Halloween costumes. Dog sitting and organizing just don't mix!

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  18. What awesome progress! All of your decluttering posts are always so inspiring!

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    1. I'm glad! I love doing them, I like having a list to see the progress I've made.

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  19. Just went through a serious de-clutter in our house too. So much stuff that we just didn't need now sits quite happily at goodwill.

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