Monday, November 24, 2014

30 Minutes for 30 Days, Day 24: The Home Stretch

Welcome to my 30 Minutes for 30 Days series!  If you are joining me for the first time, you can find out how this all got started HERE.  You can read all the 30 for 30 posts HERE.


Today marks only seven days left of my 30-for-30 Project.   Naturally this comes during one of the busiest weeks of the year in our home.  LOL  Can I do it?  Yes, I can!  I think.  

Today I finished cleaning the main bathroom.  All the walls and baseboards have been washed, the floor has been washed, the fixtures have been washed.  Oops, I just realized I didn’t wipe down the light bulbs or the ceiling fan.  I’m still calling this room done.

For The Minimalist Game, today I got rid of:

  1. A rolling pin. (1)
  2. A cute little skillet. * (1)
  3. Seven MORE markers. (6)
  4. One book. (1)
  5. One catalog. (1)
  6. One pair of loofah gloves. (2)
  7. A stack of small t-shirt rags. (19)
  8. One flat sheet. (1)
  9. Two pillow cases. (2)
  10. One brand-new baby feeder. (1)
  11. Two packages of folder tabs. (2)
  12. One package of thumbtacks. (1)
  13. One roll of packing tape. (1)
  14. One roll of double-sided tape. (1)
  15. One bag of various clips. (13)
  16. Three sets of greeting cards. (2)
  17. ANOTHER stack of notepads. (8)
  18. One stack of postcards. (1)
  19. Three packages of inkjet return address labels. (3)
  20. Three folders of colored printer paper. (3)
  21. Four folders of themed printer paper. (4)
  22. One 3-ring binder. (1)
  23. One box of watermark letterhead. (1)
  24. One stack of colored file folders. (23)

All the things of the day.


...of which today there were 99 discrete pieces, counting packages as one item each rather than counting each piece of paper and each folder tab, etc.  To date I have removed more than 1376  individual items from my home.


And today's pre-Thanksgiving prep tip is this:  If your slow cooker and/or your counter top roaster has a removable vessel, it can stand in for extra serving dishes.  If it isn't pretty enough for the tabletop, wrap it in a pretty towel.  That will help keep the food warm in the dish too.  


*The little skillet is red, which makes getting rid of it even harder.  Also, I guess technically this is not "decluttering", because we got a new cast iron skillet this size that replaces the one I'm getting rid of. Wonder if I can come up with a reason to keep it?

*OH WAIT!  I just found something I can get rid of instead of my precious tiny red skillet:

One cute little red skillet back IN.  One ugly 5-yard piece of fabric OUT.

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