Getting Rid of our Junk Week 4 of 54

For week 4, I pulled a Joker. This is the highest card to pull and thankfully there are only 2 of them.

Oh did I have fun with this card. Last Saturday with it being so gloomy I turned my phone off, turned on Blue Bloods in the bedroom and spent 3 hours going through all of my clothes, linens, closet, dresser and bedding. Then I added in my son’s bedding and the clothes he wanted to donate. In all I collected 11 bags of clothes and linens to put in the collection box at the Methodist church. I also washed a couple of winter coats and have 2 quilts in the car ready to go to the dry cleaner. The beds were stripped, linens washed and put back on both beds.

Paperwork wise I went through a few things from my Rotary Club notebooks that I didn’t need anymore and recycled all of it.

Upstairs I packaged up and returned a set of dishes to someone that hadn’t gotten a bite on my Estsy site, which is too bad because they were pretty Wedgwood and another covered dish went back to another friend that didn’t sell.

Lastly I went through screenshots on my phone and deleted 263 photos. And that completed my Joker card for 500. Whew! That was a lot!

It was a fantastic day of going through and purging. I hope to duplicate that day again soon. I love how clean and organized our bedroom is now. Absolutely amazing feeling!

For week 5 I have pulled a Queen. Sheesh! What are the odds?

Thank you all so much for the encouraging words about this year long purge. Many of you have jumped aboard and started purging too. I love that! See you all next week -MM

Published by marymargaretripley

I am a professional Bakery Manager at a privately owned grocery store. I also owned my own bakery for over four years. I have been baking for 15+ years professionally. I also teach canning and preserving classes and have been gardening since I was 5 years old. I live in Western, NY with my husband, teenage son, Bernie the Cat and Muffins the Hamster.

5 thoughts on “Getting Rid of our Junk Week 4 of 54

  1. As you know, I pulled a Q first time around. It is still the ‘Q’ week. I have culled 50+ phone photos on two different days within the ‘Q’ week. And now? still in ‘Q’ week and I’m at 10 computer files. It works out to about every other day doing it Queenie’s way! HA! Just thought you’d be interested in how I’m doing this – at least during ‘Q’ week!


  2. You are really decluttering! We had a massive purge after the girls finished college, boxing up their keep stuff and getting rid of the rest unless I wanted it. Since then, we have kept it pretty lean, with me tackling a closet here and there as necessary. I think the next thing will be the kitchen cupboards to see what is really in those dark back corners!

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