For a few months now, I’ve been reading the Unclutterer blog. Unclutterer is the blog about getting and staying organized.
I am using one of the unclutterer’s hints: doing it in small steps: After yesterday’s laundry (socks, underwear and t-shirts) was done, after sorting and folding, but before actually putting them away I opened each drawer and looked through the clothing that hadn’t been worn since the last washing. I tossed a huge pile of holy socks, ancient underwear, and torn shirts. I also found two broken belts (but I might fix them some day – yeah right, sure I will).
Last week while waiting for the oven to heat up, I tackled the kitchen junk drawer instead of sitting in front of the tube. I wish I had taken a before and after picture, I will on the next junk drawer. I found nearly 100 twisties from bread, 2 complete sets of measuring cups (we now have 4!), pencils and pens, half-burned birthday candles, expired coupons, etc…. You know, junk. I tossed a ton of stuff, moved other things to the place they belong, and now that drawer is 75% empty, it only has kitchen cooking stuff in it.
We are moving slowly and surely towards getting rid of a lot of junk in our home.