Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Fifty-five Bags - Week 6

Tagxedo - 55 bags in 55 days - Jimjams*sigh*
It had to happen :o(
A whole week with no de-cluttering.  Last week, I complained of a reduction in enthusiasm and wondered what the effect of a surge in work might have.  Hmmmmm working every day including 24 hours out of the last 53 really took its toll.  By the time I got home and did my normal chores I just needed to slump in front of the TV before hitting the sack!

Never mind, I am actually still on track to make my target of 55 bags by Easter as several locations have yielded multiple bags ... 30 filled so far, from 21 of my 55 locations. Week 7 will be better *honest*

In the meantime, Ladykis is still having to keep an eye on Mr M to make sure that he doesn't bring more clutter into the house, Missus Wookie's working week has far exceeded mine, de-railing her efforts somewhat, but Chipper has outdone us all on the shredding front:
I just shredded almost 8 years of paperwork the other week. Boy did it feel good! The local tax laws only require that we keep 7 years worth so I finally disposed of the rest (15 years old!) :-) Amazing how much space that stuff took up!
Fifteen year-old papers - well done!!  Sandra also popped by last week and got ruthless with her recipe book/cuttings hoard - also a job I need to tackle as I use the same 2-3 books all the time, yet own about 20!

10 comments:

Lesley G said...

jemma, you are doing a brilliant job, one week off won't hurt, just plan to add in an extra bag or two over the next two weeks to make up for it.
I'm decluttering! I've sorted the campervan which was being used as a garage so we can now use it and I've also persuaded DH to get rid of his much beloved motorbike which means I'll have half a garage with nothing in it :)

Sandie said...

Well done Jemma! I know what you mean about being too shattered but you will soon play catch up with lots of enthusiasm.

Sandra said...

You really are doing so well, it's easy to get bogged down and give up with the decluttering but you know the end result will be so worth it

Sandra said...

Forgot to say, thank you for the link to me x

Ladkyis said...

Mr M decided that fighting with two teeny tiny shredders was too much like hard work so last saturday we went out and bought an industrial strngth cross shredder. The council will take shredded paper, thank goodness, so he spent a happy two hours lip-reading the TV while shredding two boxes of papers.
Oh and he managed to bring in a new A3 printer which caused major unheaval in "the Study" and killed his computer. The dust levels are down and the old A3 printer is on its way out along with the old broken laser printer. I am still not joining in you see, I am just encouraging you

Missus Wookie said...

Wookie and I looked at his cubicle and both agreed that it would take many many bags... after my weekend away was the decision.

alexa said...

I should think that a mid- point rest is absolutely in order! Just think how wonderful the Spring is going to be ,…

Alison said...

I reckon you deserve a week off...you've done so well up until now!
Alison xx

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

I managed to finally fill 5 more boxes of books but they are still waiting removal. And DH brought home a big box of assorted computer parts! *ggrrrr*

Chipper said...

I think you are doing really well, think of the space those 50 bags of stuff will free up! I had a giggle when I saw my name :-) I really should write a plan like this and attempt to stick to it. So are you going to reward yourself with something nice when you are done?