Hi Decluttering Peeps
Yesterday evening I opened the last unopened box of Box Mountain 2.0. I've seen all of it. One box was emptied, the other set aside. So, I should say here *credit* for opening all my boxes. Instead I felt/I feel overwhelmed at the place looks/feels like a wreck for all my effort. I still have major sorting to do. Oh well. I need 4 boxes: craft supplies-art supplies-completed artwork-show supplies. I have maybe 8?maybe more, overwhelmingly jumbled boxes of stuff I opened and set aside so I could deal with the stuff I know what to do with. I think I'll make it my business today to finish this project. Tomorrow the diabetes people come to pick up donations so that is great incentive to focus today. Also at the end of the week my sister is here from Florida. I'd like the common rooms looking good.
Bye for now.
OK just did some needed exercise (it really did clear my brain. huh.) and I am going to make a to do list on my giant white board and just move forward systematically today. I will update here at the end of the day with my credits.
MIDDAY UPDATE: What a SLOG! OMG declutterers. Yikes. 3, count 'em, three small shopping bags full of "stuff" =mostly papers and receipts that were emptied out of either a backpack or an old box or whatever to be sorted "later" were dealt with today as I said NO CHOICE to finishing the boxes that I chose from my pile. I am picking boxes for their location in my line of view from the couch to the dining room. The biggest offender, an ugly open top one, held many surprises and a real mix. I must have dumped into it several times.
I am sorting into a few brand new rubbermaid bins that are see through which is the best method for me right now. But I think my sorting labeling is wrong. What I thought would be a small box (jewellery and craft findings (clasps, earring hooks, pins) has ended up full of receipts. Like that box is almost full-though its paper so it can be squished down quite a bit. And the receipts in there are from 2013 all the way back to 2007. Having not done taxes for, oh, that long, I have to keep them. On the other hand, I am pleased to locate this stuff as I will need it cause taxes and talking to an accountant are on the agenda for the very very near future.
SO far today
I sorted: 1 large box, two small boxes.
ALSO TODAY: sort clothes as the diabetes people are coming for pick up in the morning. They specifically asked for clothing and linen donations. Now's my chance to move some of that out of here too.
NOTE: I still feel overwhelmed if I think about it, but I am happier as I am doing something about it. I can at least feel at peace cause I am trying.
Evening update: just finished sorting all the linens in the linen closet. I was fairly ruthless donating some perfectly good stuff given to me by my mother in law. I just don't like the colour. I have enough without them. Still have my clothes to go through. It's probably a good thing it's getting late. I'm tired so I won't have the energy to be too picky or sentimental.