Sometimes it’s fun to read about decluttering success stories. I love reading these types of blog posts, and I hope you will too. Today we are featuring Fiona and the successes she had in January. Fiona lives in Australia, and I keep forgetting it’s summertime on that side of the globe. Fiona and her family did some summertime decluttering, and she shared all the progress she made in a blog post.
Here are some of her successes:
- We cleared the junk drawer of foreign currency coins and notes and donated it to UNICEF.
- We had a blitz on tchotchkes and vowed never to collect more
- We recycled our old batteries
- We had a huge blitz on paper, including old Tax Records and Work Papers
- We donated all J’s previous school uniforms to parents we know from his old school (cleared out half his wardrobe!)
- We donated an enormous pile of unread ‘teen fiction’ type books that I had brought home from my old library job
- We donated some of the beloved old toddler books – but then panicked and agreed to keep the rest!
- We donated to our school a large amount of equipment picked up in the course of my spouse’s old job
- We cleared the garage and the study of ‘work from home’ mailing materials from my spouse’s old job.
She also disposed of some old furniture and sold some items on Gumtree (which is an online classifieds in the UK and Australia). Her son got in on the action and sold some of his old playthings as well, and she let him keep the money he earned. That’s a win, and a great incentive for kids to participate in decluttering.
Check out the full article and use Fiona’s successes to inspire your own decluttering projects. January: a Month of Decluttering
Photo is from Fiona’s blog post and shows the furniture she decluttered.