Monday, April 4, 2011

I'm At It Again

Around my house, the decluttering process never ends. Yesterday I spent the day going through one set of bookshelves (there is one upstairs and another one downstairs). They are both this big:

I took out three shelves worth and donated them to the library. I took two more shelves worth of magazines to be recycled. Upstairs, I still have eight shelves worth of cookbooks to go through.

Last week, I emptied three boxes of old magazines that had recipes I wanted to save. I tore out all the recipes and put them into separate sleeves, sorted by category.

Today I am tackling perhaps the toughest job of all... my closet. It's hard because I have to try on a lot of things to see if I can still wear them.

In addition to my closet, I have four plastic bins like this full of out-of-season clothes to go through.

When I watched "Hoarding, Buried Alive" the other day I noticed that one woman had these plastic bins all stacked up in her bedroom. That's when I began to worry. My room was beginning to look like that!

The whole process is beginning to make me feel like this:

We are forecast to have 50 mph winds later today. Maybe I should just open all the windows and let it all blow out!


rachel said...

Same here - the decluttering process never ends.... sigh.....

judy in ky said...

I'm glad I'm in good company. Your place always looks so neat.

Jenn Jilks said...

I love it! Open up!
Your family will appreciate it. I had to send truck loads of my parent's thing to the dump. sigh

judy in ky said...

Hi jenn! We had a pretty big job cleaning out my parents' basement, too. And when we moved to our new house, we had way too much in our own basement. Never again!

Bearette said...

I did a similar dehoarding when we had to be done in secret because my husband is the #1 hoarder in the world. He has taxi receipts from 2000 (he can't defend those with his 7-year tax audit rules).