|28 Items for July 28|
1 sugar bowl
1 creamer (the sugar bowl and creamer comes as a set; at one time I might have considered them as 1 item, but I am grasping at straws at this point!)
1 rubber sink mat
4 stem glasses
1 teacup with broken handle (had been keeping it to pour hot oil into for cooling before disposal)
1 empty plastic jar
1 enamel bowl (neighbor brought some food in it but didn't want it back)
1 silver candy dish (needs polishing; was my mother's; a bit unsure about getting rid of this item...)
12 plastic containers (had been saving to start seeds in them)
= 28 items
|Substitution Candy Dish|
I have decided to keep the silver candy dish shown in the first picture and substitute the silver plated candy dish shown above; it has been treated with an anti-tarnish finish so doesn't need polishing, but I preferred to keep the other dish.
378 + 28 = 406 items decluttered.
|29 Items for July 29|
10 x 10 used batteries
5 pairs of stretched out socks
2 copper decorative wall ornaments
2 china figurines
1 cut glass ice bucket
2 plastic strawberry baskets
1 packet of emery boards/nail files
1 tube of old lip balm
1 bag of plastic knives
= 29 items
The library in the next city accepts used batteries for recycling. When daughter used to take piano lessons, we used to pass by this particular library on a weekly basis and the batteries were recycled regularly. Once she stopped piano lessons, I didn't go by this library that often. But I continued to toss the old batteries into a box with the intention of taking them to the library one day. Today, I emptied the batteries into the bag and was surprised to find 100 of them! I decided to count 10 batteries as 1 item, so, 10 x 10 batteries = 10 items.
406 + 29 = 435 items decluttered.
|30 Items for July 30|
2 rolls of crepe paper
1 gift box
1 white file folder
1 food container
9 rolls of wall paper borders
1 video tape
1 bag of pieces of chalk
3 strips of 6 acrylic paint pots each
3 strips of 5 acrylic paint pots each
1 mini art kit (3 pots of paint and tube of glitter glue)
2 draw string bags
= 30 items
435 + 30 items = 465 items decluttered
|31 Used Printer Ink Cartridges|
I might be cheating, here, but I am going to count the 31 used printer ink cartridges as 31 items for today's decluttering. They will be taken to Staples for the rebate.
465 + 31 = 496 items decluttered.
Plus 4 bonus items to make it 500:
|4 Bonus Items!|
Whew! I did it! 500 items decluttered in the month of July! That was fun, although it got a bit intense towards the end! I might do it again, but not necessarily in August! My next step will be to call for a pick up of the items I have set aside for donations.
Have you done any decluttering lately?