It’s week three of my simplify challenge. I have managed to clear out a lot of extraneous stuff. Unfortunately, digging around in stuff that hasn’t been touched for a very long time has set off my allergies – motivation to keep things simple. Last week I:
- Organized my studio closet. I opted to use my toolbox instead of the pegboard for my tools. Think I will figure out a way to use the pegboard for art supplies.
- Did a final clean out of the bedroom closet and made a trip to Daisy Exchange.
- Cleaned out the hall closet.
- Took hazardous waste items from the shed to the OKC hazardous waste facility. If you live in OKC, it’s a great resource. You will need to take a water bill with you to prove residency.
- Loaded all the donations from the shed on the front porch and had Habitat come by for a pickup.
- Made a whopping $3 from selling a few items from shed.
- Took care of filing on desk; still have a few items to find homes for.
- Cleaned out the small bedroom which has become a dumping ground for stuff.
This week I plan to:
- Clean out the guest room.
- Clean out the cabinets on landing.
- Make another donation to Habitat for Humanity (this will be the last of the month due to Thanksgiving)
- Make another trip to the hazardous waste facility to dispose of paint found in hall closet.
- Make a trip to a new consignment shop to look into selling the clothes that Plato’s Closet and Daisy Exchange wouldn’t take (they tend to shop for their teeny-bopper clientele).
- Develop a strategy for creating several gallery walls with all the frames/artwork I’ve never hung.
With family coming in for Thanksgiving next week, this week will be the final push of the challenge. While I think there will still be room to simplify some more, I’ve made a lot of progress this month and am inspired to continue.