Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Day 365: Grand Finale

There was one place I didn't dare to declutter this year. 
I didn't even dare to look too long. 
The two drawers underneath my desk.

I would open them, sigh hopelessly and close them quickly again. 
And again.

But the end of the year gave me decluttering courage.

There was a lot of rubbish in those drawers.
The rest fits nicely into one drawer.

And the other drawer?

Ready to greet the New Year
and be filled in 2015.

Let go of the old
and let in the new.

Thank you.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Day 362-364: Declutter Countdown

I have been going through the house to find stuff that will be no longer needed in 2015. Even though this 365-day-decluttering-project ends online tomorrow, it will be an ongoing topic in our house from then on. It just never ends. We have parted from thousands of small and big things during the year, mostly thrown away and recycled, some sold, donated or given. And when one corner of the house seems to be clutter-free, the clutter amasses again at the other end. You always have to have an eye of the things that come into the house again (the plastic bags cupboard will probably always be a mess). I am very thankful for the decluttering techniques I have practiced this year and even the girls found some of them fun. Here are some last things to declutter this year:

yarn that I will never be able to unravel

a broken reading lamp, already fixed before

brushes become useless, when acrylic paint isn't washed out in time

Thank you and Goodbye!

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Day 361: Baby Seat

We sold Carolina's baby seat to parents who will have use for it soon.
Thank you and safe travels!

Friday, December 26, 2014

Day 360: Another Reindeer

... also the second reindeer didn't survive this Christmas season undamaged.

Thank you and Goodbye!

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Day 358-359: Merry Christmas!

... electric tealights with dead batteries,
will go their seperate recycling and waste ways now.

Thanks for your light
during these December days
and Goodbye!

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Day 355-357: Decluttering before Christmas

Christmas decoration that broke:

 a reindeer that lifted its upper legs

a one-armed snowman

and historic lametta from the German Democratic Republic

Thank you
and Goodbye!

Saturday, December 20, 2014