Top cupboards, washed down and decluttered!! Woo hoo glad I don't have many cupboards. The only thing I have left now in the kitchen to do is a book shelf and the top of my computer desk (which actually isn't too bad).
This round I tossed out:
-plastic canning strainer (goodwill)
-coffee pot parts
-4 plastic spice bottles (goodwill)
-1 glass spice bottle (goodwill)
-1 glass plate (goodwill)
-1 glass bowl (goodwill)
-pyrex pie plate (goodwill)
-umpteen old paper clips (I didn't even sort the good with the bad, they all went out)
-staple remover (goodwill)
- 2 dead batteries
- plastic cup
- 7 china plates (goodwill)
- expired ear drops
- empty nail polish remover
- small A & W cup (goodwill)
- Christmas decoration
- wall lamp (goodwill)
- dried up glue bottle
- small weigh scale (goodwill)
- expired medicated cream
- pill bottle (emptied the pills in the toilet)
- expired coupon
- co-op card (not even a member anymore)
-4 scrap pieces of paper
- 2 old Christmas light bulbs
- film container
- old key (haven't a clue what its for)
- platter (goodwill)
- blender (goodwill)
- 3 glass bread pans (goodwill - my bread burns in them)
- dish rack (goodwill)
Oh but that feels good. Dh was sleeping in the chair and came out when he woke up and said "what are you doing?" I about paniced because he is a pack rat!! Just decluttering dear. He just sort rolled his eys and left!!
Does it feel good to toss all this stuff!!
06-23-2003, 12:32 PM
Mon. June 23rd
My kitchen is finally done!!! This is the last of tossing out from the kitchen.
- stuffed clown (goodwill)
- 19 pieces of paper, I think that stuff grows overnight!!
- piece of jean material
- 2 magazines
- pc. of Reynold's wrap
- plastic bag
- 3 old receipts
- Avon catalogue
- 7 flyers
- 2 cookbooks (goodwill)
- pc. of wood
- small tv antena (goodwill)
- 2 hot pot trivets (goodwill)
- 4 embroidery thread (goodwill)
- pattern piece
The goodwill bags will go in the van tonight so that nothing can be taken out and it will be there for the next time were in the city!!
06-23-2003, 12:53 PM
CJ...could you please come over to my house now? I want my kitchen as empty as yours! After lunch, I'm going down there and I'm going to be as ruthless as you! i'll update later.
06-23-2003, 02:14 PM
I went upstairs and there was a small pile of "stuff" in our foyer that I had completely forgotten about. I brought it all downstairs and just tossed:
I'm finished for today. Tomorrow I've got to finish our bedroom and then head out to the porch again. This weekend, it needs to be the partial basement!!!
06-24-2003, 01:40 AM
Well, lets see,today (monday 23rd---i am on real late) i got rid of:
* more old medicine bottles,
*those blister packs for medicines too, no medicine in em, just the empty blister packs
*an old teacup that had a candle in it
*old gift bag i was using to keep medicine botles together in my closet
*I scheduled a pick up by Salvation Army of a love seat, they will come get it on Thursday (id have donated to goodwill but they hung up on me three times, then i called again and got a machine saying that their office is closed!)
* misc papers
*a few old socks that dfon't match
* an uncomfortable bra
*broken pair of shoes
that's it for today
I have to go light tomorrow!!! I am running out of room in my outdoor garbage cans!! I can pick up the pace after garbage pick up on Wednesday. :D
06-24-2003, 06:50 AM
Wow! CJ you've been busy! My kitchen needs decluttering badly. I've never done it :toothy:
Yesterday (6/23) I tossed a huge trashbag of trash from the basement. Old papers, wiring, broken cookie jar, and misc odds and ends. I should go find some more. The trashmen are due any minute, lol.
06-24-2003, 09:35 AM
Well during part of yesterday afternoon & evening, after I finished excersising and before I went into chat last night, I worked on a couple of things, our m/bedroom and the upstairs closets.
From the closets I tossed:
- 3 small pieces of wrapping paper
- h.s. tape (goodwill)
- catalogue (I can't believe how many outdated catalogues I had)
- cloth bag (goodwill)
- double sheet (goodwill)
- 12 books (goodwill)
- stuffed toy (goodwill)
- flash cards (goodwill)
- 6 hand towels (goodwill)
- 5 pillowcases (goodwill)
- craft pkg. (goodwill)
From our m/bedroom which isn't quite finished yet, but almost there.
- Christmas tree stand (goodwill)
- doily (goodwill)
- old receipt
- cook book (goodwill)
- box cards (goodwill)
- 2 empty boxes
- 3 sm. pieces of material
- 2 rolls wallpaper border (goodwill)
- stuffed dog (goodwill)
- ball (goodwill)
- scarf (goodwill)
- old paint shirt
I'll be working on finished our m/bedroom for the next couple of days. Its incredible how much keeps coming in. I need to be careful to make sure I tie the bags for goodwill before dh gets home, otherwise he is looking through them, wondering what I've tossed. If he only knew!!! :toothy:
06-24-2003, 10:07 AM
CJ, I don't think you need to exercise...all of the tossing you are doing is certainly exercise enough!
I'm doing the computer room and the kitchen today. I didn't quite get to the kitchen yesterday due to an unexpected visit from my Mom. I'll update with my totals later.
06-24-2003, 12:00 PM
I'm in the dungeon today. We are going to build a rec room for the girls down there. There is no room to move because of the yard sale stuff. We've postponed it 2 times already because of rain.
I cleared off 2 racks of shelving. I should have 3 bags of trash just from today. I'm being ruthless. Too bad I missed the trashmen, it's gonna sit outside til next week.
06-24-2003, 02:07 PM
I've been ruthless in our m/bedroom as well. I'm finally finished the dressers. In my main dresser, are a couple of drawers with papers of every description so its taken me longer than what I expected, but at least they are now done. I have about 1 hour left in that room, then I'm upstairs into my sewing room. Not much there, but there are a few things I've been hanging on to for no particular reason!!!
So from the m/bedroom I've tossed:
- umpteen papers
- 5 plastic bags (recycled)
- 6 envelops
- quilting template (goodwill)
- 2 curtain tie backs (goodwill)
- 2 McDonald toys (goodwill)
- small ball (goodwill)
- 3 magazines
- old broken watch
- key (haven't a clue what its for)
- 2 pcs. cardboard
- paint mixing stick (I have a doz. of those already)
- 2001 date book (with nothing in it of course!!)
- french instruction book for our cell phone
- empty pen
- 2 broken pencils
- 2 broken shoe laces
- empty pill bottle (recycled)
- leather gloves that don't fit (goodwill)
- quilting blade
- key chain
Goodwill is going to love me!!
06-25-2003, 11:24 AM
Well yesterday evening I finally finished our m/bedroom. Once that was done, I took a quick look at the bathroom and the sewing room. Here is what I tossed:
- instruction book for calculator
- cloth bag (goodwill)
- 2 empty perfume bottles
- cookbook (goodwill)
- business stamper
- 1 envelope
- a few more papers
- 2 wall hangings
- 2 empty boxes
- 3 pcs. material (goodwill)
- small straight pins (I hate using the small ones and really like the longer ones, so I dumped the smaller ones)
- umpteen curtain rings from the 60's!!!
- toilet paper holder (goodwill)
- 11 sm. shampoo containers (I emptied them all into one larger one, the bottles went in recycling)
Then I decided as well to do my craft container while I was in the sewing room. From there I tossed:
- 1 wood block
- wood giraffe (broken)
- 5 empty craft paint bottles (recycled)
- 5 Chrismtas decorations
Not much left to toss now!! Course you never know, I want it simple, simple, simple in my house!!!
Now I need to do the porch (too cold today) and the basement which I'll probably start on later this week.
06-25-2003, 11:34 AM
Today I tossed from my jewelry box and the compartment in my headboard.
Shaving cream can "cap" only the cap, been in my room for ages with barrettes in it :confused:
a stained doily
old appointment cards
a red garter :blush:
some jewelry tossed into the yard sale pile in my basement that is growing!
That's five! Yippee! I also threw away bits of trash, screws, nails and basic junk. I now have a spot in the bed for all of the remote controls! I feel so free!:bfly:
06-26-2003, 11:45 AM
Okay, today I threw out some old files, some old magazines, entirely cleaned out my refunding drawer (am wrestling with tossing all the upcs...many of them will never have a deal or an offer I can use them for), old mail, old stickers. The rolltop desk will be cleaned and polished by days end...i can feel it!
06-26-2003, 12:14 PM
Today I'm working on the porch. I'll be back in a bit to post. Although not much to toss, I'm doing quite a bit of re-arranging!!
Everyone is doing great, keep it up!!
06-26-2003, 12:30 PM
Well, I am really late in posting, but I have been tossing daily. I redid my bedroom and tossed quiet a bit. I tossed magazines (lots of them), a box, papers and clothes. I have also did a little in the kitchen and tossed some old bowls, cups, lids with no matching bowls. I need to do the kitchen drawers. I bet I can throw away alot more.