Whew, 2 weeks of my surgery recovery down…. many more weeks to go.
For the past 2 weeks I have had to wear this huge sling on my right arm that keeps my arm propped out at an angle from my body. This is because for at least 3 weeks I need to keep my shoulder at a certain degree away from my body so the tendon they repaired has time to heal properly. Believe me, I want to make sure this heals right so I don’t have to do it again. :-)
This sling makes it very hard to clean/organize and even to type. I have to type one handed for now.
I still managed to get through some more of my makeup this week. This is a big group of stuff gone. Woo Hoo!
- a ton of free samples that I have been holding onto and not using
- some expired medicine
- a couple of bracelets that I am not going to wear
- misc. lotion & makeup
- and the iPhone book I got rid of several weeks ago that somehow sneaked back into my room so it’s going again
What have you gotten rid of lately?
I actually did this clean-up before my surgery but didn’t get around to posting it until now. I thought it still might be fun to post and maybe might motivate you to tackle your own project.
I am very blessed to have a large island in my kitchen. It has an outlet, 2 drawers and two huge cupboards with a shelf inside. Ever since we moved into this house I have never really put this island to use.
I am still undecided on what I want to use this space for. It has sort of been a catch all for odds and ends but I know I could do something fantastic with the space. It must be cleaned up first.
An important first step is having a helper all ready to go.
The next step is to open the cupboard, take a huge breath and stay put instead of running away like you really want to.
Oh ya! Take a look at that beautiful mess. Ok, so I didn’t run off so now it’s time to clean.
Believe it or not I actually ended up with 1 bag of stuff to give away and 2 bags of trash out of this one cabinet. That was just crazy to me. I had no idea there was this much stuff in here that I didn’t need anymore.
Much better now. The large open space on the left is now holding a new trashcan that I bought to put our recyclables in. We have a normal trash can and a separate recycle can provided by the city so we try our best to separate our items. We used to just pile up all of the recycle items on the kitchen counter until we would take them out to the garage in one big trip. Having the trash can right here in the kitchen helps make things much neater and me much happier.
Have you worked on any clean out/organization projects lately?
I’m still recovering from my surgery last week. Thank you for your prayers and well wishes. They mean a lot to me.
I still managed to go through some of my old makeup stash with some help from my wonderful hubby. I got rid of quite a few more things.
- the basket is full of 35 different items to be gotten rid to
- the basket is going too
- an eyeshadow palette that I have never used
- a pair of earrings I received for a gift that just are not my style
- a free gift makeup bag from Ulta that is filled with brand new makeup
It feels good to still be getting rid of things. I am hoping to move on from makeup very soon but want to finish that up before I start my next organizing area which will probably be my jewelry.
What have you gotten rid of lately?
This morning at 10:00 am EST I will be in surgery getting a full rotator cuff repair on my right shoulder. I would appreciate any prayers you are willing to share on my behalf. This is the second surgery on this same shoulder and the recovery from this one will be a doozie. 3-6 weeks of no to very limited movement, and did I mention I am right handed? This will be interesting.
I wanted to go ahead and do a post so I set this up ahead of time. These are the things I got rid of in the last week.
This a big basket of some old and some brand new makeup type items. I have to say it has been harder getting rid of things than I thought it would be.
My sweet husband took me to the Mac cosmetics store one day about 1 1/2 years ago and I bought a full stash of makeup. I have been using that exclusively ever since. The Mac products are amazing and I get compliments all the time on my makeup ever since switching.
So basically that means I am not going to use these old makeup items I have yet I still found it hard to get rid of them. I’m not sure why. Maybe I felt bad because it was money I had spent and not gotten my full use out of. Maybe I am just a hoarder I’m not really sure.
Anyway, these things are leaving have left my house for good, including the basket.
What have you gotten rid of lately?
I didn’t get rid of much this week but every little bit helps.
This week I got rid of
- 2 gravy boats
- an Iphone app guide
- purse calendar that I don’t need since I now have an iPhone
4 things is better than none. What did you get rid of this week?
I’m still working on this new feature on my blog called What I Got Rid Of.
As I am sorting through my house and cleaning it up I am trying to get rid of anything that we don’t need anymore. It is amazing how much stuff you can accumulate that you don’t really need.
The picture above shows a ton of makeup and medicine type items that all came out of my bathroom drawer. It amazes me that this much junk fit all in one drawer.
I am taking pictures as I go and posting them here to my blog. The reason is I know personally I get motivated by reading other people’s blogs and seeing how what kind of progress they are making. I hope I can motivate you by posting my success here.
Are you working on getting rid of anything? I’d love to hear.
I know it’s the same advice we have all heard before… but I find that it is true. The less stuff you have around the house the easier it is to keep it clean.
I have been on a kick lately to organize my house. I live in a large house and I run a full time internet store out of it. I am pretty organized in my business stuff but my personal stuff… not so much.
Really I am great at cleaning up big messes and making the house look beautiful, think putting out fires but I stink at keeping it picked up and organized on a daily basis.
Enter the idea of the less you have the easier it is to keep it clean and organized.
There are a couple of steps I am taking to follow the less is better route.
- buy better quality products when purchasing for the first time
- clean out and organize every cupboard, closet, drawer, etc
I will explain the first one briefly because I will be talking about it more in the next couple of weeks in detail. I find that I used to shop with price in mind. I used to think that if it was cheap it was a good deal. The problem with this thought is that a lot of the time the product was cheap price wise but also cheap in quality so I would end up buying more and more to compensate. After buying a few quality pieces (thanks to my hubby’s suggestion) I now find that overall I buy a lot less because things are lasting better. Like I said…. I will be addressing this in further detail soon so check back.
The second one is pretty self explanatory. Just because my house is big and I have a lot of cabinets/drawers/cupboards doesn’t mean they all need to be filled to the brim. I am slowly getting through everything and getting rid of a bunch.
That brings me to this post. I was cleaning a corner of my room that had accumulated some junk that I needed to go through. I decided to be hard on myself and if I hadn’t used something recently or had a definite need for it in the near future then it had to go.
Below are the pictures of what I am getting rid of. Some of it will be sold, some will be given away and the rest will be thrown in the trash. It feels so good to be rid of this stuff. Even though it is a small amount, it is still a start.
Check back because I will be making this an ongoing post. I hope you join me and get rid of stuff you don’t need too.
- some random old makeup I don’t use anymore
- an eyelash curler (ok, this thing freaks me out a bit so it must go)
- a king size bedskirt that came with our bedding set that we have never used
- an animal print blanket I bough for my cat ( cat prefers to sleep on anything he shouldn’t be sleeping on instead of this blanket)
- a camera strap I bought at Disney World that I changed my mind on
- a book that I am finished reading
- a pair of earrings
- a few misc toys that were handing around on my floor for some reason
17 things leaving….. woo hoo!