Project: Simplify: Getting things OUT the door and paper sortingPosted: April 5, 2011
This is the last week of Project: Simplify over at Tsh’s blog, Simple Mom. And this week we get to pick whatever project/hot spot we want! Sweet!
I was really tempted to pick a new spot (I have plenty that need decluttering!), but I decided the best thing would be to finish up some of what I have already started.
Tsh’s post announcing the hot spot is really good. I felt like she must have read my blog and she was speaking to me on several points, especially what she said about working quickly.
So I picked 2 projects from previous hot spots:
Why is that last step of decluttering so hard for me? I think at least part of it is deciding what exactly to do with it. Should I give it to a friend? Who? Should I donate? Where? Should I sell some of it? How? I need to just make a decision and take action!
Theoretically, this should not take much time once I make a decision! I think having the deadline of doing it this week will help!
2. Sort the rest of the paper clutter that I gathered.
I’m not saying that I’m going to get it all filed and taken care of this week, but I want to at least sort the 3 containers of very miscellaneous papers. What I learned from the one container I sorted in week 2, is that most if it can be recycled and doesn’t need to stay in my house, sitting around causing me stress.
The 3 containers to sort:
And I still have my sorting boxes all set up, with papers there waiting for new paper friends to join them:
Are you working on a decluttering project this week?
Do you have a hard time getting decluttered stuff out of the house?
I always like to hear your advice/ideas, too!
As usual with this project, I hope to post results on Friday or Saturday!