30 Day De-Clutter Challenge: Day 7, and a recap

30 Day De-Clutter Challenge: Day 7

Day 7

22-25. These four unopened rolls of medium-format film.

For a camera I haven’t owned in at least three years. Yes, I’m counting each one of these because I can, and because they were purchased individually.

26. This handle contraption for carrying two wet paintings on canvas.

Useful for painters who paint outdoors, and need a safe way to transport wet paintings back home. Yeah, like I’ve ever done that. You’re supposed to clamp the two canvases facing each other. Pretty clever device… if I needed one. I’m sure another painter in my building will appreciate this.

27. This electrical plug adaptor.

Probably from way back when I lived in a house built in the 1920s with knob-and-tube wiring, and electrical outlets with only two prongs. Nope. Don’t need it. All my outlets are good-ole three-prongers now!

28. This brand new RCA cable.

No idea what it came with. And I probably still have half a dozen of them somewhere anyway in case I need one.

Re-cap: The First Week

This is the end of the first week of my 30-day de-clutter challenge, and I can’t believe it’s already ¼ over. So far, that’s more than 28 things I didn’t really need I’ve been able to get rid of. I’ve noticed that the de-cluttering is beginning to change my thought patterns. Now, instead of asking myself where I’m going to put something (or where it “belongs”), I ask myself if I really need to keep it. It’s carried over onto my digital desktop, too. I’ve been deleting unwanted email instead of just letting it clog up my in-box, and I’ve also been better about keeping the desktop itself organized (throwing away docs I don’t need, and organizing the ones I do need to keep.)

How’s your first week of the challenge going?

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