Things I’m Decluttering…Before I Move

I have a mighty move ahead of me. As this is published, I am starting my drive from Southern California to Northern California. It will be 6-7 hours before I reach my new home. Since we are not renting a U-Haul, I need to fit all my stuff into my Prius and into half of a pickup truck. I’ve managed to declutter boxes of items, and, unfortunately, I didn’t take any photos to share. These are the “last minute” items I’m decluttering. This could mean that the item has sentimental value, or I just happened upon the item while packing and knew instantly I didn’t want it anymore.

 

fullsizeoutput_1a4d

Plastic Storage

This is one of the biggest items I’m donating this time around. I originally thought I would use it as storage in the new closet, but I recently found out the closet actually has built-in shelves. Since it’s plastic and has no sentimental value, I quickly decided to donate it.

fullsizeoutput_1a47

Panda Mug (#1)

This panda mug will always hold a special place in my heart. I know that sounds ridiculous, but let me tell you its story before you judge me too harshly. I received this as a gift 4-5 years ago and immediately fell in love. Not only did it come with an infuser, but it also came with a cute lid. My friends knew how much I loved this mug, but when I moved into my first apartment with a girl I didn’t know, things went quickly downhill. She started using it, even though I had it in “my” section of the cabinet, and left her milk to coagulate in it. (There was mold in it at one point.) She always cleaned it out, but I stopped using it as much after that. I now have other mugs that I love to use more and I hope someone else will enjoy using it.

fullsizeoutput_1a46

Panda Mug (#2)

I received this other panda mug as a gift from my cousin. It’s definitely a cute mug, but not so much my style anymore. Brenda, if you’re reading this, thank you for the mug! I loved it while I had it, and I hope you understand why I’m decluttering it.

fullsizeoutput_1a4e

Seashells

Seashells seem like a weird thing to declutter, right? I had a box full of seashells in my closet at my parent’s old house. I still have no idea how I collected so many. These three were the ones I decided to keep. They don’t hold any sentimental value anymore so I will be decluttering them. Instead of donating them, I’m just going to lay them on the beach and hope that someone else will find and enjoy them.

fullsizeoutput_1a49

Hair Accessories

Lastly, I’m decluttering most of my hair accessories. I use bobby pins about two or three times a year so I didn’t see it necessary to keep so many. In total I kept only 10 bobby pins. I didn’t keep any barrettes because I can’t remember the last time I used a barrette. Actually, that’s a lie. It was senior year in high school and I had just found the Hello Kitty ones. I remember I had one in my hair when I went out with a guy I liked. I wore his jacket as we walked along the beach and I slipped it into the pocket. In my head, he would find it later and think of me. In reality, he just texted me later that night with a photo of it saying, “you left this in my jacket.” How romantic.

I also made a video with different items I’m decluttering:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *