Over the past year or so, I've done some minor decluttering in patches, but it's really time I went over the house again. And so I'm going to take this challenge :-).
The idea is simple - over the course of 40 days (officially starting from Feb 14th, so I'm one day behind, but can easily catch that up), declutter one (small) area a day and aim to eliminate one grocery bag of things per day. More or less is fine. Now, I don't actually have grocery bags as with no shopping since the beginning of the year (and using reuseable bags when I do shop) my limited stash has been pretty much used up and reused over and over with few remaining, so I'm going to be using one reusable grocery bag, which is a bit bigger than the single use supermarket bags, but no matter. I will aim to fill it each day with unneeded stuff from the area I'm working on, and then will take the items out and stack into boxes for giving away, recycling etc etc, and dispose of those when full.
So, who needs to do some decluttering? Excess clutter is the enemy of living simply and frugally as it makes cleaning, cooking and everything else that much harder. Clutter also costs money - but more on that in future posts.
I'm off to declutter the surfaces in my kitchen......