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Just a heads up that I'm going dark for several weeks. I may still update posts/challenges but there will be no new content, not even Thursdays.

My Mom died and I'm taking each day as it comes, plus helping my Dad go through her stuff.

Jan 16 update: Mother-in-law, who I call Mom, is in the hospital for bypass surgery

Feb 19 update: MIL is home now :-D and slowly getting better. I'm still helping my Dad with Mom's stuff but since my brother is out of town, I'm spending 4 nights at his house every week for a month. It's MUCH closer to Dad's and they do meals together and hang out.

Mar 8 update: I'm having a blast with my Dad. MIL has gone back to the hospital

Mar 29 update: MIL is home but not doing well.

Apr 9 update: SIL is nurse and has taken time off work to care for MIL who is basically receiving hospice care at home.

I'll see you in May . . . April 23 update: My Mother-in-law, who I call Mom, died yesterday.

Sunday, March 8, 2015

DeClutter Challenge Week 1 (picture heavy and very personal - and embarrassing)


The 3rd Annual 
91 Day DeClutter Challenge

Hosted at Mary Organizes
details here

First stop: Master Bedroom

I got pictures taken (very embarrassing!) on Monday and tossed, donated, or put away 40 pieces. I didn't think to take a picture of the drawers under the bed. There are six on each side. I regularly use two of them. There are four drawers under the television.

I brought the paint cans (behind door) to the kitchen for disposal :-) That makes 44 things today. I also put away the clean laundry in the basket ;-)

Your Week #1: Master Bedroom Assignments
  • Monday – Drawers
  • Tuesday – Shelves
  • Wednesday – Nightstands
  • Thursday – Media & Electronics
  • Friday – Surfaces
  • Saturday – Floor
  • Sunday – Take a day of rest! Look out for the next assignment post on the blog, and make plans for your next week.


Before Pictures
directly across from door (bathroom door to left, bed to right)
behind door (workout/delicate laundry and paint cans) this may be the easiest part

rest of the window wall, unmade bed and boxes plus in front of the bed and a stack in the corner
looking down the wall from the door, this is the side my husband sleeps on. He can get to all his drawers

This is to the left of the door, TV and laundry, door into bath area

Sentimental clutter - found and hung up - think I got this in high school or earlier. Yikes, 30+ years!

Drawers

My under bed drawers:
1: unmatched socks, panties, workout socks, play socks
2:
3: bras, Church related underthings
4:
5: blocked :-(
6: blocked :-(

Progress
Drawer 1 is finished, only hoping to find the other unmatched socks
Drawer 2 has underthings that need to be cut up before being thrown away
Drawer 3 needs work, I only use 2/3rds of what's in here looks good now
Drawer 4 slips, sexy undies, sentimental clutter, book light
Drawer 5 sexy jammies
Drawer 6 empty!


I have one of the quart paint cans ready for the trash and am working on a second one. Our trash company will take latex paint if it is dry (yea)

We've had a large box left over from when we got new cable equipment (Jan?) in the living room. I finally got it moved to my trunk to hold stuff I don't want rolling around - mainly workout stuff that I want with me but not up front.

Thursday
So, you can't see the floor on my side of the bed but there is stuff piled on the floor in front of drawers 5 & 6. (in front of the boxes in the corner!) The drawers are directly under the pillow area. I haven't opened them in ages and just piled stuff from on top of the bed because I wasn't actually using that piece of floor. sigh

I got two shopping bags emptied, mostly magazines. I kept a log of what I tossed, including the sticky note I used and the pen that ran out of ink while I was writing the note. One shopping bag had 4 things in it, 3 I put away and 1 needs to be returned. How fun, another 40+ things, gone. There are still a couple of things to deal with. A bookmark, bill, a couple of articles to read. . .

As of right now, the only difference in new pictures would be the laundry and the covers on the bed. I did do something, you just can't tell. I'm very grateful for this challenge, and others like it, for helping me with whatever progress I've made. Okay, you can tell the paint cans are gone if you know where to look.

Any progress on Friday or Saturday? Please tell me I at least dusted the television? Nope. Not a good week to be starting an exercise program.

We have a recorder (VHS to DVD) that I'm going to put in my empty drawer. I found lots of bras that I won't be wearing any time soon. I have pretty but not sexy bras I wear now and will get more when I lose more weight. When I hit my body-size goal . . . I'm going to Victoria's Secret ;-)

I feel good even if I do nothing for the rest of challenge. I have two bags of donations, and one bag of trash all from the bedroom. I moved the big box out of our living room. I recycled five protein powder containers. FIVE of them! They would make great craft containers if only I knew of a craft. Next up: the car cup type gum containers. Great for beads but . . .





Your Week #1: Master Bedroom Assignments -
  • Monday – Drawers
  • Tuesday – Shelves
  • Wednesday – Nightstands
  • Thursday – Media & Electronics
  • Friday – Surfaces
  • Saturday – Floor
  • Sunday – Take a day of rest! Look out for the next assignment post on the blog, and make plans for your next week.
- See more at: http://maryorganizes.com/2015/03/week-1-master-bedroom/#sthash.t3cXH28I.dpuf
Your Week #1: Master Bedroom Assignments -
  • Monday – Drawers
  • Tuesday – Shelves
  • Wednesday – Nightstands
  • Thursday – Media & Electronics
  • Friday – Surfaces
  • Saturday – Floor
  • Sunday – Take a day of rest! Look out for the next assignment post on the blog, and make plans for your next week.
- See more at: http://maryorganizes.com/2015/03/week-1-master-bedroom/#sthash.t3cXH28I.dpuf
copyright Book Dragon's Lair 2009-2015

3 comments:

Anna (herding cats-burning soup) said...

Oh I so need to do this. Awesome you're tackling it!

Toni said...

Wow! Good for you! I'm trying to get caught up with the clutter here, but so far I'm not making much progress...

stacybuckeye said...

Great start to the challenge!

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