Simplifying Part 2

I’m fully on my road to simplifying my life now and I already feel freer and happier that the amount of clutter in my house is slowly being removed bit by bit. Over the last couple of weeks I have completed somewhat small but important tasks. Such as organizing and filing all of our paperwork that was previously in a large pile. We had been looking for wooden filing cabinets and my husband finally found 2 of them at an auction for less than $100 for the two of them which is a great price. Now they aren’t vintage per-say but they are built well. We only have 1 in our house because that is all we need, the other one will go into Josh’s office up in the studio (for more info on that check out my other Blog ).

While organizing our paperwork I was able to throw away a diaper box full of papers, that Wooden_file_cabinetcleared out a large portion of clutter in the one corner of our den where my desktop is currently located. I still have some filing to do but it requires my husband to go through it with me since it is his paperwork and I dare not touch it in case I accidentally throw it away or lose it. This took almost 1 1/4 hours.

One of the other projects I have been working on is going through our kitchen cupboards and downsizing the amount of stuff I have in there. For instance why do I have 2 different types of plates when only 1 will do? So I got rid of things like that, I also removed about 10 mugs when 4 will do, cake pans that I have never used etc. I have 3 decent size boxes ready to go to charity shop just from the kitchen alone. This took 30 minutes

The Next thing I did was go through the drawer in our foyer, that took all of 5 minutes to do once I tossed the trash and put all the colored pencils and crayons in their proper place.

When I wrote before that these tasks do not take long they really don’t with the exception of filing paperwork only because I had to go through and look at each piece of paper to put it in the right folder.

I also went through what I call my lingerie drawer where I keep my slips, swimsuits etc in there. I removed things I haven’t worn in the last 3 years, thus removing over half of the things in that drawer. Time wise it took about 5 minutes.

Time accumulated with all 4 of these tasks about 2 hours.

Until Next Time,

~Kristen

 

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