Some Basement Decluttering

I said I was going to work on my basement over the weekend and I actually did. I didn’t get to spend as much time down there as I wanted too, but every little bit helps. Right? I went through some clothes first. My kids out grow their clothes so fast (7 items). 

I pulled these things from my craft room. Seriously, I’ve had some of this material for 6 years. If I haven’t used it yet chances are I’m not going too (9 items).

I started putting things in this box before counting or taking pictures, but there’s at least (25 items) in here. Trust me.

I love baskets. I have a lot of baskets. A little too many baskets. So I’m getting rid of some (6 items).

I loved these things and I used them all the time, but haven’t in about 2 years. I don’t see me using them anytime in the future so it’s time to say goodbye (3 items).

Do you want to see my yard sale storage area? It’s starting to look like we’re packing to move. The boxes are sorted and labeled in categories like: clothes, house wares, holiday, toys. It will hopefully make it easier on me and my helpers before the sale. I’ll talk more about that in a later post.

That’s a total of 50 items this post and a grand total of 284 so far. Are you decluttering too? How are you doing?

Don’t forget to link up your organizing or decluttering ideas, tips, or projects to this week’s We’re Organized Wednesday. I  can’t wait to see what you’ve been doing. You motivate me as much as I motivate you. So, thank you!

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  • Leslie @ Tranquil Acres of Alexandria February 1, 2011, 4:19 am

    Great job! I’d love to take some of those things off your hands! I had a Barn Sale this past October and got rid of a ton of stuff.. Of course, I was just looking for something recently that I later remembered I sold! Isn’t that always the way!

  • Teri February 1, 2011, 7:05 am

    I did some work in my basement garage on Sunday. It was a beautifully warm day… couldn’t pass it up!

  • Robyn :) February 1, 2011, 1:15 pm

    I finished the bulk of my winter cleaning and purging, but am still finding things 🙂 Mostly food that expired!!

    I have an organization project I am workign on this afternoon that I am going to link up tomorrow. First time, I am so excited!!

  • Kim February 1, 2011, 1:32 pm

    Did you mean to put a clock in that box? Are you feeling ok? 🙂 You must be serious about getting stuff out if YOU are giving up a clock.

  • Lowbudget February 1, 2011, 6:22 pm

    I don’t have a blog to link up to show pictures, but I can truly say that it is nice to move items out. I am working in the kitchen for now. I decluttered my sons room during the month of December. There are still many areas to be covered. I would say I have moved out 100 items or more. I took two big bags to Goodwill last week.

  • Handy Man, Crafty Woman February 1, 2011, 8:37 pm

    great job! it feels great to declutter.

  • Ashlie February 2, 2011, 9:22 pm

    Leanne I think that before you have your sale you should let me come and take a look at what you have. My house still needs more decor in many places and we are finishing are basement so that means i’ll need even more. So that would be great if I could take a sneak peek 🙂

  • Chantel February 3, 2011, 11:53 pm

    Let me know when and where your yard sale will be, cause it looks like you’ll be selling some pretty neat stuff 🙂

    You’re doing great, that is a lot of stuff! I went around and decluttered a bunch the last few days, but I forgot to count… I’m not done yet though, so I can count what I do from now on I guess 🙂

  • Anjanette February 5, 2011, 9:54 pm

    My mom just retired and she made me a Christmas quilt from fabrics that she had leftover from Christmas projects when I was a kid. She had kept them for 15-20 and finally used them:o)

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