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Monday, December 13, 2010

Decluttering by Numbers Week 4

IN


2 x craft magazines (subs)
1 x skirt
1 x top
1 x DVD Box Set (me)
2 x trashy magazines
2 x craft magazines
1 x pair shoes
1 x PS2 game (Wombat)
4 x books (me and the kids)

TOTAL  15

OUT


6 x decorative tins (OP SHOP)
1 x tray (OP SHOP)
8 x craft magazines (OP SHOP)
1 x craft magazine with two patterns removed (RECYCLING)
2 x trashy magazines (RECYCLING)
1 x Notebook magazine (OP SHOP)
1 x top (OP SHOP)
1 x very ugly bracelet (OP SHOP)
2 x cooking magazines, recipes removed (RECYCLING)
26 of my father's books (OP SHOP)

TOTAL  49

49 - 15 = 34

So Outs exceeded Ins again.  Not doing so well on the curbing spending but at least the decluttering continues slowly.

We put in an offer on a house early in the week and were turned down - that was why I thought I might have to abandon this and declutter and pack urgently.  We are continuing to househunt actively and declutter actively, and I will continue to document it until the urgency returns.

For what it's worth, I liked the house we put the offer in on, especially the kitchen, but I do not feel more than a mild regret about missing out on it.  I don't think it was truly meant to be and I never did.  There's quite a bit of property around and we will keep looking.  This weekend we have been inside two that were horrible, looked at one from the outside that we didn't like and one from the outside that we will definitely be going back to look at properly.  I will continue to post updates in my Monday post until something definite happens!

And thank you to all my kind commenters and their good wishes, it was all very well received and made me feel better about the whole thing.  I swing between depression and excitement (well, most of the time I just feel tired, to tell the truth!).

Onwards and upwards for more decluttering!

4 comments:

Taphophile said...

You continue to do well. And you'll be in a great position when that house that is meant for you presents itself. :)

freebird said...

The hassle of moving! I would love to move to California but it's too expensive for nicer houses and I really don't want to fix up someone elses junk again. Good luck. I hope the one that says "MINE" pops up soon.

2paw said...

It must not have been the house for you, if you feel only mild regret and I think wild swings from depression to excitement are de rigueur when buying/selling a house!!

Jan said...

Good wishes from another house hunter.