Sunday, January 31, 2021

Making space ... week 9


Okay, I'm calling this week 9, although I have a couple weeks worth of decluttering here. 

 January 18 — From some of my seasonal decorating stash:

To the trash: a decorative egg-shaped soap with lily of the valley motif
To the thrift store: 8 more plastic Easter eggs

From more of my stash of craft materials:

To the thrift store: a jumbo ziplock bag filled with fabric trims of all types and colors (photo below); a bag of assorted Thanksgiving crafts for kids;  spool upon spool of unused 1/8” ribbon.  (Someone gave me this big bag of trims, but really I know I am so unlikely to use it, I just had to pass it on.)

To the trash: a bunch of short odds and ends of ribbons and trims.

January 25-29 — From a tote of Christmas decor in the attic

To the trash:
A decorative hanging ball covered with gilded pinecones, suspended by jute twine — pinecones are falling off it and it’s just not pretty anymore

To the thrift store:
A stuffed bear holding a velvety gift box
A bagful of silk holly, some of it “snow covered”, and a few pine cones
A Christmas table runner that’s not my style
A snowman lamp that’s not really my style anymore
A wall hanging, same
Several pewter-look ornaments
2 square hand-decorated Christmas candles
2 partial sets of iron-on letters for personalizing Christmas stockings
A decorative wooden box with Christmas theme
A lighted folk-art type wooden reindeer
A few bits and pieces of handmade ornaments and some ribbon
Several ornaments I just won't use again

To our camp:
A lighted evergreen garland
Two silk holly garlands
A woven rug in a quilt pattern design of red and green
A Christmas wall hanging I think would look good there
A gallon ziplock bag of assorted ornaments that could work for a camp Christmas tree

I'll likely be writing on my Christmas blog about the above list.  In this large tote from the attic, one of the things I found that I didn't even remember having was a lighted evergreen garland.  I thought of taking it to the camp because it would look nice there year round.  From there, as I found the other items listed, my hubby kind of ran with it and now we are contemplating having Christmas there next year!  Amazing the things that happen when you declutter!


  1. Oh, I LOVE the idea of having Christmas at your camp next year! That sounds like so much fun!! Will you have it winterized by then? Please let us know when you write in your Christmas blog about that. I'd love to see it! You are doing great! Keep up the good work!!

  2. Great job decluttering, Mrs. T. You've made me think of some things I should declutter. :)

  3. I am right there with you, Mrs T. Trying to declutter and donate. it does feel good at the end of the day.

  4. Well done! I know it is not easy. I have been thinking about decluttering my entire sewing room and turning it into my storage space. Things are just too tight in the upstairs bedroom and that would relieve the tension. It is doubtful that I shall ever sew much again so that seems like a good thing to do.

    Love the idea of having Christmas at the camp. We used to have Thsnksgiving at the Lake and it was always so cozy and pleasant even if all the windows were steamed up.

  5. Thanksgiving...I noticed that error as it was flying off.

  6. You are on a roll! Well done!


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