So I will review what I have done in two months.
- Largely decluttered the bar, and it rarely has a large pile of things that need to be dealt with.
- Created a habit to put away clothes (like my sweater) in the closet if they aren't dirty, rather than leaving them on the bathroom counter to make clutter.
- Got rid of the Lost Sock Basket in the laundry room, making a lot of space!
- Created a shopping list and a shopping plan that give me a lot more time at home (and less time running errands).
- Began making a weekly menu plan. It doesn't work out perfectly, but it is easier than coming up with a plan last-minute, like I did in the past.
- Decluttered a lot of food items. Things that need to be eater, things that aren't expired but would expire if I continue to ignore them. Arborio rice, dried mangos, manicotti shells, unloved beans have all become dinner, not clutter. (Ok, not the mangos. They became breakfast.)
- Rehomed the canoe, several vintage magazines, a lot of yarn and possibly a couple other things on ebay.
- Developed a roll of film that has been sitting around for YEARS.
- Got rid of a shoe rack, and I can reach my hats better than I ever have before.
There are a lot of little things that I didn't put on the list. These all add up. In two months I've gotten rid of things I've been walking around for years. In another two months, I'm sure I can make more improvement. It's not an overnight process, even though spending a few days in a cluttery house makes me feel like I'm not actually making progress toward my goals.