So, I'm nearing the 6 month mark here on the blog, however this decluttering journey started about a month prior to that. Over this time, my closet has undergone a remarkable change (if I do say so myself). Wanna see? Yeah, I know you do. =) We all love to see the gruesome befores. lol Please be kind if you comment. I know I have hoarding tendencies and am working through them day by day. You should see my mother's house...
Left side of the closet back at the end of November 2011:
Left side two days ago:
I know, it still looks pretty full... bear with me.
The right side of the closet in November:
That box and suitcase? Yeah, those were clothes too. Clothes that had no place to go.
The right side two days ago:
Still more t-shirts than I need and geez, I apparently have a thing for jackets. lol The small cabinet you can just see on the right holds jeans, pjs and undergarments/socks. That's up next on the list! Oh, and those two suitcases in the top of the closet? Yeah, those are empty. =)
Definite progress! But it gets better. Did I mention there was also a freestanding wardrobe in the bedroom in November too?
This moved to the living room months ago and serves as my "coat closet" though it holds only 2 zip-up hooded sweatshirts for trips out with the munchkin pup. The rest of the space is now housing other items like blankets, games, my toolbox, etc. That will be getting an overhaul soon too. =)
Yeah, there were more items loaded into the car aside from the two large bags of clothes/shoes and the full box of miscellaneous items I've been decluttering lately. I bagged up a bunch of the miscellaneous yarn I'd decided to destash awhile back and had been trying to sell. I gave up and donated it to just go ahead and get it out of here. I dropped off a full Jeep-load of stuff and have another box that wouldn't fit. Obviously I'm not the only one decluttering right now. I've never seen the drop-off area busier or more full!
As I went through more things in my craft/storage room over the weekend, I pulled all the scrapbook stuff together and was a little shocked at how much I had. I know, I shouldn't be shocked that I went overboard. I collected small items (pamphlets, postcards, ticket stubs) while traveling for work, intending to put them in a scrapbook. Have I done anything with any of these items? Nope. And I don't have much interest in doing so either. I have photos from all my adventures that I can view online or on my computer any time I want and it's been at least 7 years since I added anything to my scrapbook. I decided the scrapbook stuff needed to go. I put it all up for sale on craigslist a couple days ago and met a very nice lady yesterday afternoon who was thrilled to get such a great deal. =) She's hoping this will keep her daughter busy this summer. I wished her luck! I plan to take my scrapbook pages in somewhere to have them scanned so I can get rid of that behemoth as well. I'm lightening the load, people. =)
Total cash from decluttering so far this year: $1,374