It’s time for the annual Violet Posy household Christmas de-clutter. I hate doing it but I really, really need to we have stuff *everywhere* with having cleared out the kitchen and lost 4 cupboards. Currently my dining room table is buried under vases and bottles I’ve bought from Ikea on a whim and never ever used!
To make it less painful I think I’m going to a room at a time, rather than trying to do one big mass clear out. I think it’ll take a couple of weeks, but I’ve discovered that if I rush it and try and do it all at once, I get frustrated, bored and then I don’t do it at all.
I try to follow the decluttering advice of ‘if you haven’t worn it in 18 months then you’re not going to wear it’. And if it’s still in the box it came in a year later, chances are it’s not going to be played with/used. So bearing this in mind I’ll be creating the following piles
To Keep, Charity, Recycle, Tip
So here’s the plan for this year
Once again tip out the sideboard – we collect so much rubbish in it!
Clear out my magazine collection – I probably don’t really need them on the windowsill in huge pile do I?
There’s a wooden chest in the dining room, and I don’t know what’s in it – that’s probably a good place to start!
Doesn’t need de-cluttering just finishing!
Recently done so no need for work in there – hurray!
Miss L’s room
Books, toys and clothes all need sorting through. We had friends over recently with their 2 year old and I had no idea we still had as many ‘baby’ books as we do. So they all need to be moved on to Charity.
I always, always give Miss L the final say over giving away toys, or saving items. But I’m proud to say she’s really good about donating to charity. Finger’s crossed I can get all this done before Christmas!
So are any of you going to do a Pre Christmas De-clutter?