I’ve been trying to declutter my flat for some time now. Space at home is limited and i had reached a point where the 2nd bedroom started to take the role of a storage room. I try to be as minimal as possible with furniture and stuff. “Try” is of course the key word here. The problem is that i rarely get rid of things i no longer use. Sometimes i even purchased duplicates of things is already owned because i could not find them through the clutter or could not even remember owning them in the first place.
So i started the decluttering process by first giving away clothes, tv series box sets and books. I also took an old all-in-one HP printer and a VHS player to a recycling center. I sold and traded away board games i no longer wanted.
But it has been an on and off attempt and it is simply not enough.
After being inspired by blogs such as the dailyclutter blog i’ve decided to start a declutter diary. I will be removing clutter from my flat which is no longer needed. Something that it is simply sitting there whereas it should be simply thrown away, recycled or could be of more use to somebody else.
The following clutter has been cleared out recently:
- 3 bags of rarely (if ever) used clothing – donated
- 3 pieces cookware (bought in 2002 but never used because were not suitable for ceramic hobs) – given away
- 4 fiction books (already read) – given away to friends and strangers
- Expired and empty medicine packages thrown away
- All-in-one printer – recycling
- VHS player – recylcing
- Kettle – given away
Incredibly, there are still so many things i own which i don’t need. I have found a new way to get rid of the fiction books i own. More on this soon!