I might go so far as to say that decluttering is a hobby of mine. I know, I need to get a life. It’s a continuous process for me, but at the moment my house is fairly well decluttered. However, I do have some unfinished projects and products that take up closet, drawer, shelf, and mental space. My focus this year is to fix it, finish it, use it up as another tool to declutter my home. The satisfaction runs deep – finished work and a clutter-free home.
Here are a few projects I’ve been working on…
I had a growing pile of clothes that needed mending. I spent a few hours on a recent weekend making the repairs. The pile is gone and the clothes are once again being worn.
A chest drawer held two silver Christmas bells, whose handles had broken off. I finally took them to a jeweler for repair. They’re back where they belong, in the Christmas box. (Yes, I only have one medium sized box that holds all my Christmas decorations.)
I have a few skeins of yarn that I’m casting on the needles to make into hats and some fabric yardage that I’ll turn into clothes, baskets, and bags. I get a sense of accomplishment from whittling down my stash.
There are a few bottles of liquor that I’ve had so long I can’t even remember why or by whom they were purchased. I’m clearing them off the shelf by mixing some creative cocktails. I kind of like decluttering.
I’m ticking things off my list that need fixing, finishing, and using it up. The trick is, not to bring any new projects home until some of these are out the door, off the needles, down the gullet, and what have you. What’s cluttering your home that needs to be fixed, finished, or used up?