Declutter Update (Update #5)

the last in the declutter project, at least in my own apartment.  i have 2 large boxes to go through still in my parents' attic, which i plan on getting to in february.  but for my apartment, the project is complete!  at least, round one.  i'm guessing i forgot some things or that i could be more ruthless in another round, so i might have another go at each area.


bedroom side table

kept:
1 2015 planner
1 notebook
1 picture frame
1 laptop
1 iphone
1 set of photobooth picture strips
1 pair of glasses
1 pen cup
1 pair of scissors
1 set of pens
1 extension cord
1 jewelry tray

decluttered:
1 2014 planner
1 set of personalized labels
1 set of pens
1 lamp
1 notepad

kept: 12
decluttered: 5
29%

bookcase

kept:
snowy
stuffed puppy from john
1 curling iron
1 straightener
1 crimper
1 hair dryer
1 hair brush
1 makeup storage container
1 travel toiletries bag
1 toolbox
1 scale
5 lb weights
1 book (total money makeover)
2 dvds (empire records, brink)
passport
label maker
laptop bag
tape
pop-up notes
batteries
1 external hard drive
1 plastic box

decluttered:
1 curling iron
1 hair brush
4 headbands
1 jump rope
2 specialty photos (the fancy ones they print for you, one from discovery cove and one from six flags)
3 books
2 plastic boxes
2 and 3 lb weights
saw pieces (i don't even have the handsaw any more, so wtf?)
post-it notes
batteries
1 address book
1 sim card

kept: 23
decluttered: 21
48%

not bad!  my room isn't huge, so it was good to get a lot of stuff out.  i do need to get the bookcase better organized, but for now i feel great about how much less stuff there is.

although, now that i consider it, i do have a small part to finish - things belonging to princess hawkeye.  i have to declutter her toys when she's not watching...

edited to add: i'm making this all into a home inventory spreadsheet in google docs.  you can see it here if you're interested.  it's a work in progress, i'm completing it as i make a second pass through each area!

20 comments

  1. Not bad at all! It does feel good to just have less stuff lying around!

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  2. Wow that's awesome, I love when everything has it's place and it's super clean and organized. Decluttering helps because you start to find things taking up space that you didn't even know was there!

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  3. great work! i've been working on decluttering lately too - i just have too much crapola!

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  4. Good job! Your rock seriously. I find it so hard to get rid of old planners but really do I use them? Nope. You inspired me to chuck 2013 ... Ill chuck 2014 soon lol

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  5. that's awesome! I try to declutter every few months. It's funny what a few months can do for my brain....I suddenly realize, hey I really don't need this stuff!

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  6. Home inventory spread sheet?! Someone is super organized! I am certainly a fan of everything having its place, you take that and super size it :)

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  7. I like how you're keeping up to date with all of this- so smart.

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  8. I decluttered my hall closet. I am so excited about how it looks. Its inspired me to move on to my bedroom. Which is scary and may require a week off work.

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  9. I absolutely love the idea of figuring out what percentage of stuff you decluttered! I need to do some serious decluttering from my desk drawers and I think using some sort of percentage system would be perfect motivation. Making myself get rid of half the pens/sticky notes etc. seems much more intentional than telling myself to get rid of "some" of the office supplies I've been hoarding. Thanks for sharing!

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  10. I love decluttering, it's such a relief! I need to do this more often.

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  11. That's pretty darned good! I really need to get started. I'm going to try the 15-minute method where I spend 15 minutes a day just de-cluttering one area. I think I can handle that.

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  12. Pet's belongings are something we often forget about. You're doing such a good job!

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    1. I didn't think about it until I saw her line up of toys from the kitchen to the front door!

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  13. I'm so impressed with your whole declutter project! You're amazing!

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  14. That's awesome - you are so precise jeez! Everything down to a tea! I still have to go through and declutter my home but jeez the energy? I may have to do that this weekend since I have no plans - yay! Make a "party" out of it. Kudos lady! Have a great one Stephanie -Iva

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  15. We have a bookshelf in the living room that's becoming quite cluttered. I love this project. We are going through everything this weekend b/c we have a roomie moving in.

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  16. wow seriously - what a great job! since you've been posting your decluttering, i was motivated to do it myself but room by room, because before i would just try and tackle the whole house and get overwhelmed. i kinda wish i had started tracking it so i knew what i was getting rid of, but the full trash can / bags to goodwill make me feel good enough :)

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