The heat was turned on by the landlord today. It is definitely The Fall. Even though this is one of my busier times of year I remain focused on chipping away at my clutter, my boxes, and my general lack of space. Once more I have a box mountain with new things from my deceased brother in the mix. His wife wanted me to take more things and I was going to go back for things and instead I will be sending her a note than I won't be coming back for more. I just don't have room. I have all I want and need of my brothers and much of it will end up tossed.
My sister has been having success getting her kitchen cleaned up by following the steps in this blog: http://www.thekitchn.com/collection/...-cure-2015-743
She says you start with the fridge and I know my fridge is long neglected. I will commit to these steps and continue with the Magic of Tidying Up book as well as my own method of dealing with each box one box at a time. I have defered many decisions about stuff/papers because I have had to clean out pack sacks and boxes and instead of dealing with the contents I've shoved them into plastic bags for "later".
Later is almost here now.
End Goals for Winter Solstice/End of this Decluttering Session:
1. clean fridge
2. clean freezer
3. clean stove
4. box mountain III dismantled and dealt with
5. re-arrange kitchen and dining room to be useful rooms with appropriate furniture
I think that's more than enough. Could be too ambitious but I'll aim for it anyway.