Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Destination Simplicity

Geez...remember my big dejunking plan? Well, I haven't dejunked anything since that first week! HAHA! My "plan" was to spend a little time each week sorting, donating and tossing. I did get quite a bit done that first week, but I didn't put a dent in the 37 years of accumulation in this house! To be honest with you, I just got side-tracked and forgot I was doing that. Duh!

I think I am going to slap some brightly colored post it notes in some obvious places to remind me to get my "rear in gear"....like on my forehead. :)

Even if I just took one drawer a day, or one shelf a day or even one cabinet a day....I know I could get it done by summer......of 2015 maybe!

Maybe I will decide what drawer, shelf, cabinet or closet I am going to tackle and post a "before" picture on the sidebar of my blog. Then I can take an "after" picture when I am done and post that. Heaven knows I'm on my blog enough....so when the same "before" picture has been up there for a month....you will know, and I will know that I got side-tracked once again!

So wish me luck as I embark on my dejunking journey....as I try to reach my destination called Simplicity.

10 comments:

Lanyardlady said...

I like the post-it idea. My house would be very colorful if I did that. Start a "summer vacation" jar and put $1 in it every time you de-junk a drawer or cabinet!

Mary said...

LOL--i hear this loud and clear. i've been dejunking or whatever for several years now ;-)

Oklahoma Granny said...

Oh, I like Lanyardlady's $1 in the jar idea!

Cathryn said...

Oooooooooo I like the $1 in the jar for every de-junking venture! I wonder if I can get my husband to go along with that?!?!?!

Kathy--I'm with you! I'm going through the junk of 7 years of marriage and still get sidetracked!

Baroness Bijoutery said...

I do love this post..I think the sidetracked things happens to all of us...I find I get that sort of cleaning done faster if I'm mad about something...It's a great way to Vent you just start tossing things..LOL

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

I read once that you should get rid of 50 things in a weekend--for some reason 50 makes a good dent. But a sidebar photo would make us all good accountability partners!

Malissa said...

Good luck! There is a great site to help you on your decluttering journey called Flylady. She helps you do it in baby steps(-although I 've been trying for the last couple of years and still haven't finished!)
www.flylady.net

Ms Sparrow said...

Who doesn't love a before and after picture picture? Great ideas there.

Beth Anderson said...

Good luck - best intentions.......
I think we all start out that way but somehow get side-tracked!

gayle said...

Did I tell you before that I read somewhere to set a timer for 15 minutes and then you can stop or continue..It works for me when I remember to do it!

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