Thursday, October 30, 2014

Clutter Busting Challenge October 2014 Part 4

I've collected 84 items this month to donate. This is the smallest amount I have collected in over a year.

My purge pile this week:














You might be interested in:
Clutter Busting Challenge October 2014 Part 1
Clutter Busting Challenge October 2014 Part 2
Clutter Busting Challenge October 2014 Part 3


Wednesday, October 29, 2014

October 2014 Reading List















Zero Waste Home: The Ultimate Guide to Simplifying Your Life by Reducing Your Waste by Bea Johnson

Under the Big Sky Series by Kelly Eileen Hake 
A Time to Plant
A Time to Keep
A Time to Laugh

Monday, October 27, 2014

October Outside Projects

We completed 19 outdoor projects this month. We spent $25 on brown floor paint and our other projects were free. We are finished for the season but have a list started for next Spring. We are proud of our accomplishment over the last 6 month. We have made many improvements to our homes outdoor space. Your welcome to check out the links to the monthly projects we've complete at the end of this post.

My Outside Space Project List for October :
  •  purge unneeded items from the shed and barn (multiple days of work)
  • weed the gardens (multiple days of work)
  • paint front porch brown
  •  paint 2 screen doors brown
  • pick vegetables in garden
  •  pull veggie plants
  • pull up black plastic on veggie garden
  •  sweep sidewalks and side porch
  • sweep front porch
  • pickup sticks in the yard
  • clean outdoor lawn cushions
  • stack outdoor lawn cushions in barn and cover with plastic 
  • pack backyard outdoor furniture into barn for the winter 
  • pack flower pots into barn  
  • dig the compost pile
  • hang tomato cages on the wall of garage 
  • nail down roof trim 
  • nail down barn siding 
  • stack bricks on shelves













































Before:














After:





























Friday, October 24, 2014

Clutter Busting Challenge October 2014 Part 3

Do you ever think, "how can there possibly be more stuff to get rid of?!"

I think it depends on your season of life. There's more to purge if you have growing children. You may have more to purge if your transitioning into the next season of life. You may have more to purge if you accumulated to much and are finally ready to deal with it. I think ultimately you will get to a point were you can do maintenance/seasonal purging rather than an everyday projects that can take years to finish.


I've collected 80 items this month to donate so far.


My purge pile this week:

Magazines.














Cords.














More Cords.














And More Cords and a mini bible.














Bags.














You might be interested in:

Clutter Busting Challenge October 2014 Part 1

Clutter Busting Challenge October 2014 Part 2

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Week 3 of the “31 Day Purge”

I'm following along with the A Bowl Full of Lemons “31 Day Purge"

 
Day 15 Tupperware:
 
 













I purged a container without a lid earlier this week. Today, I am purging a cake carrier that only was used to store water bottles in. We purged our unused water bottles this summer and no longer need the container to store them in. 


 Day 16 Purses:















I went through my purses and bags. I cleaned out 2 bags that I had crafts in for travel and returned the items to my craft totes. I added a bag to my basket of purses in my closet. I’m purged a couple bags I don't use.


Day 17 Bedding:


Day 18 Newspapers:
We don’t subscribe to any newspapers. I’ve already unsubscribed to online newsletters. 

 
Day 19 Kid’s Clothes:
My youngest is 18 yrs. so I don’t have kid’s clothes to do in my home anymore.


Day 20 Spices:















I reorganized my spices but only had 1 item to purge.


Day 21 Fridge Food:















I cleaned, straightened, purged veggies that were bad, and purged older leftovers in the fridge. You might wonder about the bags you see in the fridge. We have 3 of our 4 grown children living at home and they buy some of their own food and pack lunches for work. The white bag on the middle shelf is our daughter Nastasja’s. The grocery bag in the back right belongs to our son Shawn and his girlfriend Sarah. My husband Shawn’s lunches are on the top shelf in the front right. Our son Brandon doesn't have any food in the fridge right now.

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

October Photo Challenge Week 3


















Day 15: Quote- A quote I pulled from a magazine years ago. I keep it in the October section of my Autumn notebook.














Day 17 Apple- An apple with caramel and a cup of coffee.














Day 19 Plan Place- My little office that was originally meant to be a pantry. My husband has a little office on the other side of the kitchen.














I'm working out my plan for the week and started planning for November in my Autumn Notebook.














Day 20 Pumpkin I'm enjoyong a pumpkin donut, banana, and coffee with my morning devotions.














Day 21: Brown- Ghirardelli Dark Chocolate Brownie with Chocolate Chips.














Friday, October 17, 2014

Clutter Busting Challenge October 2014 Part 2

I've collected 49 items this month to donate so far. I'm not counting the frozen food since its garbage.

My purge pile this week:

Odds and ends.














Frozen leftovers.














Cake carrier.