Friday, September 5, 2008

The Friday Declutter Challenge - Sept 5, 2008




Well, as I posted yesterday, my desk is my challenge for this month! And I have started decluttering it. Here are 2 pictures of the piles I have decluttered this week. Magazines in a pile, glanced at the Pfaltzgraff catalog, first time to see one.. way too cool!!... in the garbage... woman's catalogs... in the garbage... Terri's Village, glanced at it.. oh.. some cute things.. in the garbage (it is online if I find I really can't live without something!)... Cooking With Paula Deen... yummy recipes.. ok this is one I never throw out.. Into the Magazine holder with other Paula Deen magazines... a couple of other mags, tossed, flung.. into the garbage...

Next Pile: Oh good grief! A Whoopers container! recipe clipping, old receipts.. flung, filed in the round file neverr to see their way back to my desk again. Gift certificates.. one I forgot I had! Put into my purse and a note in my organizer to USE them with a list from the stores of what I need. A couple of computer disks put away in my box where I store them. My new gas card put into my purse where it belongs! A stack of paper clips that won't fit into my paper clip container - in a plastic baggie to go to work with me. Vehicle repair receipt from August 9th, filed in my vehicle file. An OLD QVC schedule - garbage. The desk is improved but a long ways to go! But sure feels good to get rid of the clutter and working on my plan! Plus I decluttered my camera. I erased the pictures after downloading them to my computer! :)

The third picture? It is a yearbook. It is not my yearbook. It is not my husbands. It is not for any school that I attended. It is for a neighboring school ... I don't remember the circumstances but it was given to me because someone thought I might like it! I remembered this book while visiting Virtually Organized this morning! She was talking about the most bizarre thing she had decluttered and it brought this to mind. I had only to glance over to my bookshelf to see that yes, I still did possess this yearbook. It doesn't bring me happiness, it doesn't make me smile. I don't get it out and look at it! It is GONE. FLUNG! Not needed to clutter up space!

Want to see what others are doing? Check out The Organising Queen to see! While you are there check out her new layout! Looks so chic! What have you decluttered this week?

6 comments:

embracingjoy said...

The yearbook thing is funny!! Its amazing the things we find when we start sorting through clutter!!!

Amber said...

Well, I decided to join in!!! I needed to a long time ago!!! I am starting after the kids leave for grandma's tomorrow. I bet I could easily fill up our truck more than once with all of the junk I have laying around! Thanks for inspiring me!!!

Amanda said...

too funny about the yearbook. great job on contiuning to declutter

Marcia said...

Marcia, you're doing great. I wish I could be there right with you because offices/ desks/ paper/ computers are my FAVOURITE kinds of decluttering!!! (call me crazy)

That yearbook reminds me of something I got last week - a 100 years of _____ gift for speaking at a university besides the speaking fee, of course. I hate it so out it goes. I don't want to take a pic because they might see it and I don't want to offend, so I'm just telling you :)

Marcia said...

I meant "see it on the blog" :)

fruitfulwords said...

GREAT job on decluttering. It LOOKS like a big difference.

My weirdest thing to declutter has been some (unused) barf bags.

Have a fun weekend.