If you have been following my journey thus far, you know that over the Queensland summer, I decluttered my whole house. We got rid of in excess of 3 carloads worth of items by donating them or giving them to friends, family, or the community.
At this point, I thought I was done, at least when it came to items that were already in my home. Turns out, once you declutter, it seems other items become more obviously unused. So here are 5 things I decluttered, post my major declutter.
- A wine rack.Umm…I don’t even drink, and there is no way my fiance needs a 30 slot wine rack to himself. We kept this because it fits with the decor of our dining room, but honestly, we have 2 bottles of wine on it, which we could easily store in the cupboard. Why did we buy it in the first place? It felt like a grown-up thing to buy to put in our first home.
- Two Chopping Boards.We cook a lot, so having 4 chopping boards didn’t seem all that excessive. But when after we decluttered, we found that we only use the two larger ones – so I decluttered the two small ones. What use is a chopping board the size of your hand anyway?
- CDs.I know, I am a millennial who still uses the CD player in my car, but honestly, I already had the CD’s, so I figured, why not? But since my declutter, I realized that I no longer love all of my CD’s from the 1990s and early 2000s, so if I don’t love them when they hit the CD player, they now go!
- Bed Sheets.Even after our declutter, we had 4 sets of double bed sheets. We have a king bed, and we only have 2 double beds for guests – so we decluttered our 2 other sets of sheets.
- Our fruit bowl
The fruit bowl is beautiful, honestly, it is a gorgeous while fruit bowl with a green finish on the inside. Unfortunately, I find keeping fruit together in a bowl makes it go bad faster – so it has sat in my cupboard for months, simply not getting used. This I haven’t actually decluttered yet, because I know a few of my family members would use it, so next time I see them – it will go.
I am not sure if I will ever be finished decluttering, because I think minimalism is about evaluating your current needs, not the needs you thought you would have a week ago, or a month ago, or a year ago. Let me know in the comments below what you have decluttered in your home. And don’t forget to subscribe to get notified when I post new blogs.