1,300 things gone, only 8,700 to go
Did I actually say I was looking forward to decluttering the garage yesterday? That shows you how tired I was when I wrote that.
I wasn’t looking forward to decluttering anything last night. Yesterday’s basket project was surprisingly unsatisfying. Sure, I got rid of 100 things but they weren’t the things that were really bugging me.
I didn’t wake up thinking – thank goodness I got rid of that Duplo!
I was in desperate need of a little motivation today. So I asked myself what clutter was bugging me the most.
The pantry came to mind:
I spend a lot of time in there. It would probably shave hours off my day if I could actually find what I’m looking for.
It was a lot of work, but super satisfying to purge the pantry for the second time round. I must have missed the chicken broth from 2006 and the lasagne noodles with the weevils the first time.
Is it just me – or does every single lasagne recipe ever written call for a box of noodles less three?
That’s it, I’m using the whole box next time.
I haven’t put my pantry back together (after all the bleaching), so I’ll post an after picture tomorrow.
Some of you were wondering about where to recycle “other/soft plastics” and batteries. Thanks for asking. I’ve been wondering the same thing. I’ve updated the Recycling Resources page with some suggestions.
What I tossed today: 100 pantry items – expired food (garbage), unexpired food (food bank), tupperware (donate)