Thursday, April 5, 2012
Days Five, Six, Seven, Eight and Nine!
First of all I would like to say how proud I am of all of you participating in the challenge! I received a wonderful email yesterday from Linda. Linda was showcasing her Tupperware drawer.
This is a very deep drawer designed for pots and pans. I don't have many pots but I did have a LOT of Tupperware at one time. Pared it down to just what I use, rather than "what I think I might need once in the coming decade" - Linda
What I like about it is that she has used a container to keep together certain Tupperware items and their matching lids. She also has all the smaller lids stacked neatly in the centre of the drawer where they are easy to get at. It looks awesome Linda!
With Easter fast approaching I am going to give you a tip that even the Easter Bunny would love. Keep a distribution basket - or bag or box - in your home. There are always things out of place. As you wander through your home let's say you come across your child's toy that needs to be returned to their room. You walk up the stairs to your child's room and put away the toy and walk back down the stairs. Later you find that bracelet you took off the other night. Again you walk back up the stairs to return the bracelet to your jewelery box and then down again. This can happen several times during the day. You are wasting time and energy!
By having a distribution basket you would simply place those items in the basket. Later in the day when you are heading upstairs - or anywhere else in the house where there are homes for the items in your basket - you take your distribution basket and hop (sorry) around putting everything away at once. Once your basket is empty you reverse the process. Anything that needs to go back downstairs is now placed in the basket to be taken down with you when you are ready. Try this with a canvas shopping bag hooked over the railing. It will save you so much time and more importantly energy during the day!
Now you may be wondering why the title of this post is Days Five, Six, Seven, Eight and Nine. Mr. P. and I have a very busy weekend planned for this Easter weekend and I will not be near a computer again until next Tuesday. Therefore, I decided to get a little ahead of myself and post my items for each of these days in advance. Please feel free to continue decluttering one item a day from your home and posting it here or wherever I posted the link to this blog.
Here we go with my stuff.
DAY FIVE - Pretty little serving dishes that I never use
DAY SIX - My VCR broke last fall and I don't have a machine to play all these VHS tapes on
DAY SEVEN - Three speakers that have been sitting in the entertainment centre for 10 years and have never been hooked up!
DAY EIGHT - My toaster oven that has not been used in over 3 years.
DAY NINE - In honor of Easter a Dumb Bunnies book. My boys are 20 and 17 so this has been sitting around a long time!
Wishing everyone a very Happy Easter, Passover or just a wonderful weekend! Thanks so much for dropping by and keep decluttering!