One major project was cleaning some of Sophia's room - under her bed, nightstand, and desk. This was a good way to get rid of magazines and papers that she no longer wanted.
Also was able to get a couple of bags of trash out of these areas. There is still quite a ways to go in terms of simplifying her room and making sure it can be kept neater than it has in the past. I think the less she has to organize, the better for her.
The other decluttering project was the area next to my bookshelf in my office. When I inherited a lot of items from my parents, I put items where I could find the space.
The focus for this project by the bookshelf was simply to find a place for items to go - whether it be in a closet, the trash, recycling, or donation to the secondhand store. I was able to get rid of five bags - 4 recycling and 1 donation.
Items from my office that can be recycled or donated.
The area by the bookshelf had items I inherited as well as
things that needed to be placed in closets.
After putting things away or getting rid of them (below),
I have access to the bookshelf again which is good.
So, this week I got rid of 11 more bags. The total count of bags we've thrown away, recycled, or donated during the 2017 challenge: 31! Only 9 bags left and I've reached the goal for the 40 days. I'm going to keep going, though. Seeing things become more streamlined is very motivating.