|1/6/11 Very dusty, slightly blunt & rickety, but|
trusted kitchen foil/paper towel holder
Now with the start of any project you have a choice - begin with baby steps that build up to a grand finale - or - start with a big blitz & risk peaking too soon. I chose a baby step for Day 1 (as it was also a family celebration day and I had other things to do). I was saving our tried and trusted kitchen foil/paper towel dispenser just in case I couldn't get on with the new ones hidden inside cupboards in our new kitchen. I can, so it can go ... 18 months after it was "saved".
Normally I just shut the door and ignore the state of my kids' bedrooms, but as No.2 Son was about to return from Uni I decided to tackle his room before he could stop me! Envelopes (empty), Christmas cards, bank flyers, Easter egg boxes, pop bottles all went out without a second thought!
|2/6/11 Worst culprits = permanently bent flexible ruler, cracked & dusty plastic glasses,|
crumbling headphones and sweets that expired in 2008!
The next day, I made a very small dent in some craft magazines, saving just a few articles for future reference.
|3/6/11 Another baby step - discarding some magazines from 2002!|
|"Rescued" from the attic. It may take|
some time to go through them all!
Day 4 was another baby step - chucking the pile of charity collection bags into the recycling - I know I should be filling them up with donations, but there will be more through the letter box in no time!
|5/6/11 Before & After|
|5/6/11 Out, out, out!!|
|7/6/11 - Medicine Cabinet clutter|
So there it is - my first week of de-cluttering - nothing remarkable, but a few baby steps in the right direction. Off to buy new plasters now!!!