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Archive for February, 2019

The 2019 Declutter List- January edition

Goal – to remove at least 300 things/activities/people so I can focus on things that move me forward and/or bring me joy.

January’s total -65. Great start to the year. I hope I can keep it up – time will tell.

Things that I trashed – total of 37

1 piece of foam – no idea why I was keeping it or where it came from                                      1 pair of slipper socks – too many holes to darn                                                                            1 partial block of henna – so old it started to crumble apart when I picked it up             1bag of dried up rubber bands                                                                                                          1 bag of hard as a rock mini marshmallows                                                                                   1 broken hanger                                                                                                                                   5 manuals for items I no longer own                                                                                               1 fabric scraps to small to realistically be used for anything                                                      1 broken pencil sharpener                                                                                                                 2 refillable pencils – no longer usable due to the boy chewing on them                                   3 cans condensed milk – expired                                                                                                       1 box of oatmeal packets -mice got in them and they were expired                                         2 oatmeal canisters – expired                                                                                                             2 lemonade mixes – hardened into solid mass probably expired                                               1 bottle of salad dressing – expired                                                                                                  11 socks – they had been used to clean the griddle and were no longer in any shape to be     used                                                                                                                                                       1 infant shirt with bleach spots                                                                                                           1 pair holey underwear

Things that I recycled – 6

large bag of plastic bags                                                                                                                        5 cardboard boxes I had been saving in case I needed them for something

Things I gave away – 22

2 pairs of boys pants                                                                                                                             2 binders                                                                                                                                                 1 woman’s sweater                                                                                                                                1 woman’s blouse                                                                                                                               15 assorted tea bags                                                                                                                               1 canister of tea

Is anyone else decluttering this year? Let me know how you are doing and if you have any tips or tricks to share.

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UPDATE

January did not go as well as I had hoped. I did do a good job of getting rid of things and am on track to get rid of at least 300 things this year.  however I did not do so well with following through on the other goals. I did create the morning list for the boy but was inconsistent in making sure that he did all the tasks. Something I’m trying to do better with this month.

At the beginning of January I wanted to be off the computer and in bed at certain times at least 90% of the month. I should have checked my chart before posting that because I would have seen that there was no way I could have accomplished it by the time I  wrote the post. I managed to get off the computer only 51% of the time. I did a bit better with bedtime -managing to be in bed for 64%.

February is not looking to be much better on the sleep front. I’ve had some rough times with the boy and instead of getting to bed on time I’ve been reading, playing computer games and/or following rabbit trails across the internet. I need to do better but it is such a struggle. We’ll see how things go for the rest of the month.

 

 

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