At the beginning of the year I set myself a target of decluttering by stealth – throwing out an item of accumulated detritus each day (by dumping, giving away, recycling or any other means) and getting rid of a book a day. Little by little I hoped to make a noticeable difference without too much stress.
So, the January results are in, and how have I done?
Target: 31 books given away. Actual: Er…0
I haven’t done too well on the giving away of books. I think I’ll say that I’m confident I can move this along in the next month and bring it back on target.
Target: 31 items removed from the house. Actual: 6
I had a good ferret round through a load of old paperwork and threw out the envelopes and other bits I didn’t need to keep. It felt good to take charge of things, but the feeling soon faded.
I also sorted some bits of useless junk, which went in the bin.
It’s a start, though even I have to admit that it isn’t much of a start. February is going to be an interesting month.
The book picture is a random book picture because I mentioned books in the post. I’ve decided I need some pictures around the blog to brighten it up.