My March goal was to declutter 31 items. I am counting those items I recycled (brochures, boxes, etc.), items I tossed (broom head), as well as items I gave away (book, memo pads), if they are items I had stored, either in a file cabinet, or a drawer, etc. But, I didn't count the stuff I regularly recycle (cans, bottles, junk mail) or toss (empty lotion/toothpaste tubes, etc.)
I had hoped to declutter one item a day, but that wasn't quite how it turned out. I found myself decluttering several items one day and then, going several days without decluttering anything! So, here's what I did declutter in March:
1 broom head (handle was cut down to repurpose as window security devices!)
1 cracked food storage container (plastic)
3 used up notebooks
4 boxes (I tend to hold on to boxes, thinking I can reuse them for something or the other!)
20 magazines/brochures/annual reports, etc.
several file folders and contents (= 1 item)
1 book (gave to a friend)
2 cat-themed memo pads (gave to cousin)
1 plastic food container (gave with fish curry to cousin; told her I didn't want it back)
6 packages pantyhose (unopened; I haven't worn pantyhose in years! Not sure why I kept them - just in case?)
Total = 41 items.
A lot of it was paper - magazines, brochures, financial reports, etc., and files, although I counted all the files as one item.
This total does not include the bag of shoes and bag of clothes that my daughter decluttered when she was down, earlier in the month. Those bags haven't left the house, yet, as I want to add more items to them before I call for a donations pick up.
I feel like the house should be decluttered by now, but, of course, it isn't! So, I will continue to declutter in April, too.
Did anyone else declutter in March? Did you keep a tally of what you decluttered?