We’re spending 30 seconds for 30 days in 30 areas of our home to remove the junk. The 30 Day Dejunkify Challenge is helping us to develop the habit of looking for items we can discard on a daily basis — because a little at a time eventually equals a lot.
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Take a peek at what I’ve dejunked this past week.
Bookshelf Declutter Before and After
This bookshelf has been a source of stress for months now.
So I spent a couple of minutes on it this past week.
I decided to take them all off the shelf and place them in this crate, which will live at the bottom of my closet until I’m ready to scan them.
BEFORE and AFTER
In this bookshelf declutter before and after photo you can see that I now have two mostly empty shelves. Yay!
I will probably add decorative items to these shelves so when I look at them I feel happy instead of anxious (and guilty!).
Other Decluttered Items
So here’s a look at the items I discarded or added to the donation box this past week.
1. Brochure from our family trip (#16 one paper from your desk)
2. Glittery Slip Ons – So cute, but not comfortable (#17 pair of shoes you no longer wear)
3. Metal Ring – What? Why did I save a rusty metal ring and what is it even from? (#18 one item from the junk drawer)
4. Feta Cheese Container (#19 one plastic container)
5. Old CD (#20 one CD or DVD)
6. Pendant (#21 one accessory you don’t wear)
7. Pink T-shirt (subbed for #23 old purse)
8. Flower T-shirt (bonus item)
I also removed these items.
9. Chipped mixing bowl – I found a brand new one at the thrift store.
10. Plastic drinkware – These are SO old and I found a few new drinking glasses for really cheap at the thrift store.
11. Winter fleece jacket — again, so old. (#22 extra coat or jacket you don’t wear)
12. Decorative candle holder — (#27 one knick-knack or decorative item) I like it, but I don’t love it. After consulting readers on Instagram HERE, I decided to donate it so someone else can enjoy it.
Remember, removing one item a day may seem insignificant, but we’re making progress and developing the habit of looking for items to discard every day. Progress, not perfection!
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I have a question and maybe you or a reading can help. I have a 4 piece place setting, service for 12 from Fiesta ware that I absolutely love!! It came with a plate, salad plate, bowl and a coffee cup. We use all the pieces EXCEPT for the coffee cups. They are too small and wouldn’t even accommodate a kcup serving. I feel like I need to hold onto them because they were a set. Should I keep them or get rid of them?
Kimberlee Stokes says
Really good question Kim. If you are planning on selling the entire set later or handing it down to your children/grandchildren, I would keep them. We have the same cups and use them to serve ice cream and as a planter in the window sill. Of course, if you don’t plan on ever selling the set and have no space to store the cups, you should probably give them away or try to sell them online. Hope that helps!