Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Day 333 - Ties

My sons are grown and no longer live at home. I have been given permission to donate their ties. Hooray! Little by little, I'm getting those drawers and closets all cleaned out!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Day 332 - Belts

It is wonderful to be clearing out so much "stuff" and making room in my drawers and closets. Two belts that were lying lifeless in a drawer were my declutter items for today. 

“If you’d like to reduce your clutter, save more money, and gain the time and energy to pursue your dreams, the solution is simple: stop wanting to want. It’s a tiny piece of advice that’ll transform your life!” – miss minimalist (

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Day 331 - Snow Boots

I am happy to say that I will no longer be storing these snow boots in my closet. I haven't worn them in a very long time and have decided I no longer need them.

Quote for the day:  “How many things are there which I do not want?” - Socrates

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Day 330 - Shorts

Today the decision was to make a couple of pairs of shorts my declutter items. It feels so good to be removing so many things from my home.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Day 329 - Summer Blazer

This cute little summer blazer is going into the donation box this evening. It doesn't fit quite right and has a button missing. 

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Day 328 - Giant Coffee Cup

Today I'm getting rid of a giant coffee cup. It's big enough to use as a soup bowl. I like it, but it's one of those odd items that just become in the way after awhile.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Day 327 - T-Shirt

Today I removed a t-shirt from a dresser drawer. It is never worn and is only taking up space. Eventually I hope to have in my home only things that I love, that are useful, and that are needed. 

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Day 326 - Magazines

Today I'm recycling some Westways magazines that were dated 2007.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Day 325 - Maps

I discovered that I still have some maps from my visit to Washington in 2006. I'll donate these and when I visit Seattle/Tacoma again, I will either buy some new maps, or I will use a map website. 

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Friday, November 18, 2011

Day 322 - Book

Yet another book has been removed from my book shelves and will be donated. Someone will have a nice story to read.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Day 321 - Chargers

I think these are all phone chargers that belong with phones I no longer own. No need for them anymore, so they are going out the door! I will donate them at the next electronics recycle event in our community. Now if I could only have a Dodge Charger! Woot!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Day 320 - Hinges

I found these old rusty hinges in a drawer. Wow! Why do I save these things? Time to get rid of them!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Day 319 - T-Shirts

Okay, now today I realized that I have clothes in my closet that I actually like, but for some reason I never ever wear them. I did a little "hmmm" and scratched my head. To get rid, or not to get rid of some of my t-shirts? That was the question. I decided these two are on the chopping block. Bye bye t-shirts!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Day 318 - Game Boy

I think I got rid of another one of these awhile back. So, again, I have to say that I'm letting go of a Game Boy. 

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Day 317 - Books

I cleared a few more books from my book shelves today; some old text books and a Spanish dictionary. 

Today's quote: “Happiness resides not in possessions, and not in gold, happiness dwells in the soul.” - Democritus

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Day 316 - Pikachu

I found this giant Pikachu (did someone say Gazuntight?) taking up space in the garage. Time to donate it.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Day 315 - Necklaces

I have a few necklaces that have gotten "old" looking and are not worn anymore. I decided to get rid of them today.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Day 314 - Daily Devotionals

Today I have decided to donate some of my stack of outdated "Our Daily Bread" devotionals. I will be bringing them to my doctor's office tomorrow morning. Even though they are outdated, the messages are always current and can edify anyone who may be interested to read them.

Quote for the day: "There are two ways to get enough. One is to continue to accumulate more and more. The other is to desire less." - G.K. Chesterton

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Day 313 - Junk

Today I threw a pile of junk in the trash. It may not seem like much, but it really does add up. It is unbelievable to me how much of this kind of "stuff" I'm finding around in drawers, boxes, and little baskets. I want it all gone, and I must say that I've been doing a pretty okay job over the past ten months. 

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Day 312 - Graduation Napkins

My youngest graduated from high school two years ago, which means I won't be needing these graduation napkins.

Quote of the day: "What you think, multiplied by action plus time, will create what you get."- Jeff Olson

Monday, November 7, 2011

Day 311 - Jeans

This pair of my son's jeans are rather gross, so they are going in the trash. 

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Day 310 - Hinges

Several months ago a hinge broke on one of my kitchen cabinets. I replaced them but kept the old hinges. I have to ask myself  "Why???? Why did I keep the old ones?" Nothing like keeping trash, right? Well, I'm keeping them no longer, and into the trash they go.

Today's quote: "One person's trash is another person's treasure." 

I'm not so sure these hinges could be considered treasure to anyone, but I like the quote.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Day 309 - Quilt Books

Today I am clearing more books from my book shelves. This time it's a stack of quilt books that I will never miss.

Quote for the day: "Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn." - Benjamin Franklin 

Friday, November 4, 2011

Day 308 - Dresses

Today I decided to let go of two dresses that I made in the 1980s. Do we call these "retro"? Or do we call these "outdated"?

Quote of the day: "We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us." - E. M. Forster 

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Day 307 - "How To" Books

I am releasing more books into the wild. Well, okay, I'm donating these two "how to" books to the Salvation Army. 

Quote for today: “In almost every case, a reduction in clutter leads to greater peace of mind, less stress, better relationships, an improved reputation, greater productivity, more time, more energy, a more comfortable living environment, more creativity, more ability to focus, and a more positive outlook on life.” – Betsy Fein, President of Clutterbusters!!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Day 306 - Catalog

It's time to recycle, and today I'm recycling a catalog. 

Today's quote: "One little rope could not hold Gulliver down but hundreds of them did. We can break those ties that bind us; one ineffective habit at a time." ~ Marla Cilley, Flylady

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Day 305 - Note Cards

Today I'm ridding my stationery stash of some note cards.

Quote for the day: "There are more important things in life than housework? When things are orderly, there is more time for whatever your 'more important things' are." - Deniece Schofield