When I read a friend’s tweet about decluttering her living room, two things ran through my mind: I just decluttered the house last month and even if there is still clutter lurking, I don’t have time right now. Then I decided to take a box and see how much clutter I could get rid of in 5 minutes. My thinking being the less time I gave myself, the less time I would have to justify why I needed to keep each item rather than get rid of it. And if truth be told, the items are going to be stored in the garage until I hold my garage sale in May, so if I have declutter’s remorse, I can bring the item back in the house.
I could not get a picture of my china cabinet because of the poor lighting, but here is a picture of my buffet, after I cleaned out the clutter:
Look how much came out of there! I will clean the silver one last time before the garage sale, but I am excited about how much work I am saving myself in the future.
I did keep the family silver, as well as any piece that had our name engraved on it, but I was ruthless about everything else.