Well, it has officially happened. The end of the month totally escaped my notice.
I didn’t warn anyone about the decluttering update going up, but I’m going to post my progress anyway.
You can share your progress (or lack of progress) by linking up a blog post, or in the comments.
My main motivation to declutter this month was my sister-in-law’s garage sale. Although I’ve been enjoying the ease of just donating things lately, I can’t pass up an opportunity to make a little chump change, especially when I’m going to be there helping at a garage sale anyway.
I purged quite a few VHS tapes. By the way, almost none of them sold at the garage sale. While I was sad to not pocket the quarters, I felt a strange sense of slob-blogger pride that these people chose not to buy something they obviously didn’t need.
I got rid of the hangers from . . . ummm . . . . a very hot place indeed. It was a vicious battle, but since they no longer live here and I still do, I’m claiming the victory.
The biggest decluttering I did this month was in my own closet. I must report that it has made a huge difference in there. I am so thankful that I had the help of my friend on this one. And in case you’ve wondered, she wasn’t terribly offended that I referred to her as scary. She did say that at first, she assumed that I was talking about myself, because she couldn’t imagine what she had done that would have been scary.
The most emotional decluttering challenge for me this month was my decision to get rid of my daughter’s “perfectly fine” bed when we moved some things around and decided we no longer needed it. It was in use up until the day we sold it, so I can’t say that it freed up space to get rid of it, but I can’t imagine where we would have put it if I had let my gotta-keep-it-slob-tendencies win in that situation.
I have, however, been reminded daily of how much space I gained when I purged my supposed-to-be-a-space-for-cups-but-had-totally-been-taken-over-by-medicines cabinet. It is so nice to not have to worry about things falling on me when I open those cabinet doors.
And finally, I started on my pre-summer-boys-room-purge. I got quite a bit done in eighteen minutes, but I’m going to need more than eighteen more to get it finished in time.
I’d love to hear about any decluttering you did in May. You can link up a blog post below. If you do link up, you must say something like, “I’m sharing this post over at A Slob Comes Clean for her May Decluttering Update” and then link back here. If you’re not sure how to do that, I’ll be happy to help you.
If you don’t have a blog, you can share in the comments. That is, IF they’re working.
I’ll soon be moving to WordPress, which should take care of these comment problems. You’ll still find me here at aslobcomesclean.com, things will just look different. If for some reason you don’t see me in your reader anymore, please hop over to the web address. I promise I’m not going away!