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!