Tuesday, November 30, 2021

November Decluttering Week 4

With November ending today, this is what I was able to declutter this week:

11/22 - 4 egg cartons (saved as potential seed starters, but, not needed; recycled)

11/23 - 2 text books (daughter's; recycled)

11/24 - 1 fabric carol singer print (turned into a hot pad and will be gifted)

11/25 - 1 Tupperware pastry sheet (tossed; replaced by a new one!)

11/26 - 1 CD (donated)

11/27 - 16 cassette tapes (13 donated; 3 tossed)
            1 cassette tape holder 

11/28 - 2 brochures
            1 food container (given with cookies to friends)

11/29 - 20 knitted infants' hats (knitted for the American Heart Association's Red Hat program, but, they cancelled the program before I could send them the hats; donated)

11/30 - 1 crochet pattern booklet; missing the first few pages (recycled)

Here are the posts for the first, second, and third weeks of November:

November Decluttering Week 1 

November Decluttering Week 2

 November Decluttering Week 3

My goal for November was at least 30 items decluttered.  I decluttered over 30 items in the first week, 11 items in the second week, another 8 items in the third week, and 50 items this final week.   Some of the items were small items, but, they seem to contribute more to the clutter than the bigger items, I feel!  I am quite pleased with what I have been able to declutter this month.

I have a donations pick up scheduled for December 22.  I am going to try and add more items to the donations pile in December!

December's decluttering goal will be at least 31 items!

Did you do any decluttering in November?  Will you be decluttering in December, too?


  1. You've well exceeded your own expectations. I will be continuing to de-clutter some more towards the end of the year, when I have some spare time. X

    1. I'm very pleased with how the decluttering went, this month! Looking forward to decluttering more, next month, too! I am sure you will be able to declutter more when you have spare time, Jules. :)

  2. You are doing so well with your decluttering. Hangs head in shame as I am hopeless at this :(

    1. This was an exceptionally good month for decluttering for me! There have been times when I've struggled to let go of things. I find that it is getting a little easier. Don't hang your head in shame; you will declutter when you are ready to let go. It is quite a process and a lot of it is being in the proper frame of mind where you are ready to let go. Start small - maybe find 4 things to declutter in December, 1 item per week. It doesn't have to be a big item, either. If getting rid of an item is difficult, put it in a box and store in the garage or attic or basement or a spare closet for 6 months. At the end of 6 months, you can decide if you still want to keep it or declutter it. I can't tell you how many such boxes I have in my garage! :D

  3. You really have managed to clear out a lot of things! I've found several items to declutter or donate. There is a large bag of specific books waiting for me to deliver them to the place where they are being collected. I found some new items that will be gifted. The trash has had one or two "donations" too.

    1. Thank you, Bushlady. I was in the mood to declutter. I am slowly releasing the emotional attachments I have to certain items. I'm glad you, too, found several items to declutter and a place that will collect the books. :)

  4. Congratulations on meeting your goal.
    I did as well and am on to my December list - adding things daily or a bunch at once.
    I should do well as I'm sure I will declutter some Christmas items.
    I've already decluttered 3 strings of lights that didn't work and I won't be replacing them.

    1. Thank you, Debra. Sounds like you did well with your decluttering, too, and you've made a good start in December! I am hoping to declutter a few Christmas items, myself! :)

  5. A string of lights on the already decorated tree failed last night so I already have my first item for January.
    I guess it's my year for buying some new lights at the after Christmas sales

    1. Oh, sorry about another string of lights going out! But, yes, I suppose it is time to get new lights. :)


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