This is what they looked like last night when I started:
From the top here are the contents of the shelves:
- Top shelf I have two photos and an old anniversary card from my husband.
- Next shelf down I have two - not one, but two - heating pads, a battery-operated candle, a years' worth of both Real Simple and Martha Stewart Living, and a pretty blue vase that I've never put a flower in.
- Next shelf down I have a green box filled with jewelry and a half-eaten bag of Skittles, some prescription medicine, some pretty-smelling bottles of spray stuff, another empty vase, and some paperback books.
- Below that we have a frame with my dangly earrings (none of which I wear), lip balm, jewelry box, another card, and a jewelry tree.
- On the bottom shelf we have a bunch of personal care stuff (most of which I don't use), my iPhone charging alarm clock, tissues, a phone, and an outlet expander thingy.
- On the floor we have a pair of horrendous slippers that also clean the floor (no kidding), a box of junk, a laptop lap pad, and a Mac charger.
These were my favorite discards of last night's project. First, the magazines.
I thought this was such a great idea. I'd keep a full year of both Real Simple and Martha Stewart Living, and each month I could read that month's magazines -- who cares that they are from another year? Great idea, but in practice I never actually looked at them.
Second was these slippers which are supposed to clean the floor as you walk around. Why do I buy this crap?
Post decluttering, here it is:
|After - ahhh.|
Doesn't it look beautiful?!?! I could easily minimize this even more. On the second shelf, I don't need the white container between the photos. The frame earring holder of earrings I don't wear could go. The pink vase can go. But for now, this is looking so much better, and it feels so peaceful!