Sunday, September 2, 2012

Spoonful Sunday: Decluttering Time!

Since we got our beach fix in last weekend, we decided to use this weekend to be extra productive and start going through our stuff to declutter.  Both Hubs and I have trouble getting rid of things, so together we’ve accumulated quite a bit!

It’s definitely been an exhausting task, especially considering that we started in the attic, where all our junk has gone to hibernate.  I used a very basic decluttering formula, dividing everything I came across into 4 categories:

  1. Keep
  2. Donate
  3. Recycle
  4. Toss

I tried to do as little of #4 as possible because I hate generating trash, but I still ended up throwing out quite a bit that just wasn’t recyclable or in good enough condition to donate.  Our giant recycle bin and trash can are both brimming!  There’s also a major pile of stuff ready to go to the thrift store next week.

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Not exactly the easy Sunday routine I’d envisioned when I set out to stress less last week, but I find decluttering very stress relieving, at least when it’s done!  There’s something just so soothing about organization…

(not my actual closet…I wish!)

I might not be there yet (or ever), but at least after today I feel a lot better about my chances!

The destressing spoonful overall went pretty well – I like doing the yoga in the morning, it really helps me approach my days with more energy.  And being a lot more relaxed about the to-do list definitely helps a lot.  It’s going to be a work in progress, but I’m sticking to it!

Time to go eat my well-deserved easy dinner – chicken wings, french fries courtesy of Ore Ida, and broccoli.  Yum!

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