Friday, May 31, 2019

May Decluttering

My decluttering goal for May was 31 items decluttered (put aside for donation, recycled, or tossed).  Items I routinely recycle like junk mail and empty cans or bottles didn't count, but, if I got rid of paper that had been filed or a box or jar that had been used for storage, then, I included it in my count.

In May, I decluttered:

2 books

Craft book

Story book

1 sewing machine

Sewing machine
1 binder organizer

Binder organizer

1 message board

Message board

1 bag of plastic Easter eggs:

Easter eggs
14 magazines
15 annual reports/brochures
1 calendar
1 long skirt
1 bed frill/skirt
10 file folders of papers (6 years worth of utility bills; 4 years worth of bank statements)
3 glass jars
1 food storage container
2 notebooks
1 empty box
1 plastic container
1 cat toy/laser
3 bottles of expired medications

60 items, total.  Yay!  I met my goal and made up for not meeting my April decluttering goal!  LOL.  A lot of it was paper clutter and small items, but, that's OK. 

In June, my decluttering goal is 30 books!  One for each day of the month.  I know some of you are planning to join me!

Did you have a decluttering goal in May?  If so, how did you do?  Did you meet your goal? 


  1. Good for you! I have to admit that those easter eggs are quite cute lol

    1. Thank you, Sharon. Yes, well, I can always buy more Easter eggs if I need to!

  2. Well done on smashing your target. I'll be joining you on your book decluttering challenge in June.

    1. Thank you, Eileen. Looking forward to going through the books in June!

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    1. I will be giving away what I didn't recycle or toss, Akasha. I've about 3 bags full of stuff to be donated. I am waiting until I have about 6 bags before I call for a donations pick up.

  4. Well done. I find half my battle is not just the sorting, but actually putting the items into a bag and taking it to the charity shop. Although I'm pleased to say I took three bags this week! X

    1. You did well to take three bags to the charity shop this week, Jules! I haven't taken anything to the donation center, yet. What I do is gather several bags and then, call for a pick up.

  5. Congrats on making your goal. I should adopt a de-cluttering quota system around here at least for the summer; my closets seem endlessly packed with stuff I just don't use anymore. But I will stall on de-cluttering books as long as I possibly can.

    1. Thank you, Susanne. Some people find it easy to sort through their stuff and declutter; I find it hard. Setting myself a quota seems to make it easier. I will probably challenge myself to do a non-book declutter, in July. Maybe you can join me, then. You don't have to declutter a single book, unless you want to! I promise! :)


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