Week 41: All the things I don’t have to organize anymore

We finally made some huge progress on de-cluttering. Here is a list of items that are no longer in our apartment demanding a place to be stored. We recycled some, gave some to other families in one of our neighborhood parents’ groups, gave some to a neighbor that does a sidewalk sale for charity and took the rest to Goodwill.

  • 27 bracelets
  • 14 necklaces
  • 12 pairs earrings
  • 7 pins
  • 1 watch
  • 1 ring
  • 36 tops
  • 3 cardigans
  • 3 fabric belts/scarves
  • 1 sweater
  • 2 pairs of jeans
  • 4 dress pants
  • 2 skirts
  • 1 pair of shorts
  • 12 blank Christmas cards from last year
  • 1 graph paper notebook
  • 1 Disney cube photo frame
  • 1 package crafting pearls
  • 4 iron-on letters
  • 1 screwdriver pen
  • 1 plastic crochet hook
  • 2 iron-on hearts
  • 1 packaging from living room curtains
  • 4 pieces ribbon
  • 2 pieces yarn
  • 1 empty thread spool
  • 1 empty package from iron-on heart
  • 1 porcelain drinking glass/Japanese figurine
  • 1 family tree photo frame
  • 4 Cooks Illustrated magazines
  • 1 New York calendar
  • 1 mini knitting kit
  • 8 magazine file boxes
  • 5 pairs shoes (estimated…I wasn’t done deciding but hubs took the box to Goodwill; guess I can live without them!)
  • 20 books
  • 5 magazines
  • 30 magazines & newspapers
  • 1 R2D2 mug
  • 1 plastic egg
  • 1 blue toy truck
  • 1 electric lint remover
  • 1 box colored stones
  • 1 pile of $5000 cash (Just kidding… they were foreign bills worth almost nothing)
  • 2 photo frames
  • 1 pile of maps from Praha

Grand total: 231*

*I didn’t count the car full of baby items we took to a swap at our local library last month. We wanted to be “green” and use second hand and boy did our friends come through! There were so many newborn clothes, etc it would have been too time consuming to count them all. Seriously! There were 5 or 6 boxes of clothes, a stroller, bouncy chairs, a changing table, toys, pillows, stuffed animals etc. We took everything that Peter outgrew or we didn’t need and came back with one box of clothes for him to grow into this fall and winter. At the end of the swap, the extras went to Goodwill.