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The decluttering update.

Last night I came home from work to find the kitchen sink empty. To me that symbolizes progress and change. Eventually I would like that to happen with our clothes washing.A few weeks ago I moved all the Halloween, camping and leftover Christmas stuff from the garage into the crawlspace. I am looking forward to the day the garage is finished. Last week I cleared up some of the mess off the floor, recycled some items and threw away some garbage.

I reduced my nail polish collection from four to two bottles. Went through my kitchen cupboards to condense them. Made another reduction in instruction manuals. My husband will have to do the rest. Do I need the manual for the dishwasher? We will probably not be fixing it ourselves ever plus the info is always on the internet.

As always Tuesday is recycling day. With a bag from work plus leftovers from last week it was quite a haul this week. The rain didn’t help matters. I can already tell a difference in the amount of paper that we put out though. No junk mail really does add up!

We only put out half a can of garbage today. That makes me happy. It could be less but there are four of us and we are still on our journey. I’m still having to dig through our garbage periodically to “rescue” recyclable things. I just try to recycle before anyone has a chance to toss.

Have a great day!



About stephanieough

Wife, mom, concerned citizen of the earth. Striving towards intentional living rather than blindly following. Former Education Specialist for a corporation, I have now taken a step back to spend time with my family and work closer to home. Hoping to reduce our waste through refusing, reducing and reusing so that we will not have to recycle as much. Also, I love to explore zero-waste fast food and take pictures of my sucesses. I'm a fan of British comedies like Red Dwarf and Black Adder, Kevin Smith and his movies, Asian food, documentaries, biographies and going to Las Vegas on vacation. If someone told me I could only listen to the Beatles for the rest of my life I would die happy.


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