Saturday, November 29, 2014
Day 12 - Donate items you're holding onto "just in case'
This day's Challenge made me think. What do I have that is for "just in case"? I wish I was at my Mom's house. She is always saving items, more than she nor I nor my nieces and nephews could use in our lifetime. I did help her unload lots of scrap paper, pens and pencils, assorted items for the no longer shop/office. What was the best part - it went from a cannot work on the surface of the desk to be able to work ---- now, some four months later, items have been given away and she is maintaining her desk.
Earlier in my challenge I cleared out a closet that had travel items in it. I had moved the small bottles, supplies, etc to the bathroom shelves as it would be better there. That's where I go to back the lotions and potions when I pack - good idea! Ah ha, I'll use that space as for my challenge today.
So off to the bath - on the left, the Before picture and on the right the the After picture. I didn't realize that missing from the Before picture was several more bags of 'travel items'. As it seems, I also needed to clear up the entire shelving unit in the bath.
I don't have any closet or cabinet in the bath - yea I know - crazy 'cheap' builder. I learned on my last move - I needed to clear up some clutter in the bath. My house stagger was a bundle of great ideas. One was to get one of those organizers you hang on the back of a door. Oh my goodness - I found more of the same - that counts up to three places items were stored! Shame on me :)
Travel is different today - often times I'm boarding a plane; other times it is a road trip. The former has limitations today - the latter, well heck it doesn't matter as you are not lugging it through an airline terminal.
Out of date items were disposed and recycled; like items put together; all the 'potions and lotions' are now at my reach and will use them up; and then the 'stuff' was disposed of as it no longer served a purpose. There must be a dozen or more of potions and lotions - my goodness, glad they are now going to good use. PS - there are empty slots in the door organizer!
What I am finding by being in each of the day's challenge, I'm becoming a bit more aware of my surroundings and how to create a more organized and now more peaceful space - with less stuff!
Success for Day 12 - Donate box - I did find a small leather purse that I received some time in the past.
Today's Challenge - Day 13- Opt out of store email offers - and - find one item to put in the donate box.