The past few weeks have been a challenge for me physically, as I juggle a bit of an MS flare-up with my work and personal care. So decluttering has been low on the list - not of it completely, but more micro-organising as I go rather than Decluttering Projects.
I still feel less than 100% (to be fair, I can't remember when I last felt 100%!) but the mind continues to churn even when the body is in rest-mode!
Today, I tackled a small-but-irritating area - a set of drawers in our en-suite bathroom. So a lesson in decluttering for those having a Bed Day :)
I placed a towel on my bed and transfered the drawers from the unit:
|Really a dumping ground for stuff we never use|
|But prime real estate under the vanity!|
|Only ONE item ended up in Give Away!|
I relined the drawers with some paper from my scrapbooking stash and sorted the contents so like is with like and -
|Ta da! Spare room, even!|
Over on Organizing Junkie, this week's prompt is a subject close to my heart!
52 Weeks: #13 Purge magazine backlogs
which is on my hit list!
Your questions of the week:
- How far back does your magazine backlog go?
Not including my collection of NMAA/ABA newsletters, which I keep for reference/historical purposes and go back to the 1960s (!), I have a couple of collections going back up to five years.
- Will you be able to part with some of them? What is the hardest part of doing this for you?
I have actually made the decision before now to get rid of most of them (excluding the above) and keep just a handful of scrapbooking ones I especially want.
I have weaned myself from magazines and no longer buy any! Not bad for someone who has had a serious addiction in the past. I now read two or three titles at the library but get my "magazine fix" through my blog reading these days - serves exactly the same purpose! I use Google Reader and have their NEXT book-marklet, so with a click, I scroll through articles covering all my interests. It is a rarely-ending chain of information.
I might explore eMagazines on my Kobo when they come to Australia, more for browsing options away from home.
So I have a pile ready for the recycling bin and another to go to the charity shop my daughters works at.
- What area(s) are on your list for next week?
Kitchen drawers are next on my list :)
- For fun…do you do your laundry folding standing up at a table or sitting down?
I rarely do so these days, my cleaner does ;) but my preferred place is on my bed while I watch TV.