Well, I have done very little decluttering this week. We were away Monday, Tuesday, and most of Wednesday -- a lovely getaway to the ocean which I will hope to blog about soon.
Friday and Saturday have been full to the brim with hospitality, friends and family and all of the cooking and cleaning that accompany such happy times. Again, some of these are things I hope to blog about one day soon.
On Thursday, I did manage a little decluttering — I cleared out a basket I keep near my chair in the living room. Lots of correspondence info and devotional type stuff. This has been on my list of places to declutter for months. Here’s what I removed to the trash: an unused band-aid, a nearly empty tube of nourishing foot cream; a package of lens cleaning wipes that turned out to be useless; 4 defunct pens; 2 defunct highlighters; a bouncy ball with no bounce (toys are stored in the cabinet underneath this basket!); a half dozen outdated church directories.
I also found some things to give away: 3 sets of Scripture memory cards, also a paperback book. And I typed up a couple of quotes I found scribbled on bits of paper in this basket, and filed them in the appropriate folders on my computer.
I think that adds up to around 20 things gone this week. I have some great ideas for areas to tackle next week, when I hope to get much more decluttering done!