Decluttering Challenge, Week 8

This week I decided to tackle all of our medicine/personal care baskets.  I ended up getting rid of 25 items this way.  Ten were recalled children’s medicines.  I finally got around to filling out the form to get my money back.  The majority of the others were medicines that were expired. Now, I just need […]

Decluttering Challenge Week 7

Somehow this week got away from me.  My son is doing a walk-a-thon for school.  His school requires that he make $375 in donations; whatever he does not earn, we have to pay out of pocket.  So we were busy getting donations; we stood outside a few stores that the school and store allowed, and […]

Decluttering Challenge Update – Week Six

This week started out slowly. I wasn’t going to do any decluttering, but knowing that the rules I set for myself only required 35 items a week, I decided to go ahead and go through some of the kids’ toys. I got rid of 24 items that way: Then, later in the week I tried […]

The Declutter Challenge – Week 5

This week I got rid of 58 clothing items. 24 items went to the garage sale pile: 34 items were listed on eBay: I have now listed almost 83 items on eBay and have sold 27, making $295 so far. That is averaging out to almost $11 an item. (Of course, it will be less […]

The Declutter Challenge – Week 4

This week I got rid of 29 clothing items. 16 items (the two piles stacked together) went to the garage sale pile and 13 items (the single stack) were listed on eBay. I have now listed almost 60 items on eBay and have made $220 so far. Not bad for decluttering! I will keep you […]

A Look Back In Time – Life Without Clutter

My husband brought up our very old computer and has been using it at home to run data reports. When I am working, I often look at the screen saver pictures; we stopped using this computer roughly four years ago, so the pictures are a snap shot of our life during that time. The first […]

Decluttering Challenge Update – Week Three

I had another busy week decluttering. I am starting to appreciate how massive this project will be. I have gotten rid of quite a few items already, and it seems I have not made a dent yet! This week I weeded through clothing I did not like or that was outgrown but with out much […]

Decluttering Challenge Update – Week Two

Last week I started the Declutter Challenge—I am going to get rid of 5 items a day for as long as it takes to declutter my house. This week I got rid of: –25 items of clothingThe clothing includes many of my maternity shirts and tops (my side of the closet is nearly bare now!) […]

Declutter Challenge Update, 8/22/10

Last week I started the Declutter Challenge—I am going to get rid of 5 items a day for as long as it takes to declutter my house. This week I got rid of: 35 food items that either contained dairy, which I can no longer eat, or were not good for us (the Kool-Aid, which […]

The Declutter Challenge

We have been in our apartment building for 10 years now, in the specific apartment we are living in for 7 years. During those 7 years, we have had three children and I started a home based business. We have ALOT of clutter. Baby boy clothes from my son who is now 6, baby girl […]