Word of the Week – Decluttering

I was going to write about something relating to Daisy starting school for word of the week but as she only started on Wednesday I think I will leave her a little more time to settle in before I write about it. I have chosen the word decluttering as most of the week has been centred around this activity.


Call me crazy but a love a good old declutter and I’m not just talking about my cupboards and drawers, twice a year usually in January and September I look at all areas of our home and life and give them both an overhaul so I thought I would share with you the progress I’ve made this week.


I filled 3 bags with clothes, toys and other household items to donate to the charity shop, these have been dropped off this morning, I’ve also advertised a few items to sell on local Facebook selling sites.


I’ve started the process of going through files and pulling out any out of date paperwork to be shredded, I’ve also been checking our finances to make sure everything is up to date and running smoothly.


I’ve been looking closely at our routines to see what’s not working for us, removing and reorganising.

Digital Life

This is one area where I feel declutting is never ending, I’m breaking this task up into bite size chunks to make the task more manageable so this week I’m focusing on unsubscribing from emails that no longer interest me and unfollowing Twitter accounts that I’m no longer interested in seeing on my timeline.


Sometimes inside your brain needs a good old declutter so I’ve been making use of my journals and diaries to write everything down.

I’m happy with the progress I’ve made this week and hopefully I will have finished by the end of the month and then I can move on to organising which is another favourite pass time of mine, told you I sounded crazy.

What about you, do you enjoy a good old declutter or does the mere thought give you the chills ? leave me a comment I love to hear from you.

I’m linking up with Jocelyn from The Reading Residence for Word of the Week.

The Reading Residence
Angela xx


  1. September 9th 2016 / 12:50 PM

    Well done for decluttering. I tend to hit one room at a time and aim to recycle/throw out 2 bags a week. Amazing how it builds up. I’m trying to buy less, so there is less to clutter. #wotw

    • September 10th 2016 / 2:46 PM

      I’m also trying to buy less or bring less in, if one thing comes in another must leave that’s my plan anyway.

  2. Jocelyn (@ReadingRes)
    September 9th 2016 / 1:54 PM

    Yes, I love a declutter, in every way that you’ve mentioned! Sounds like a great week to me! Thanks for sharing with #WotW x

    • September 10th 2016 / 2:47 PM

      I think I will be at a loss when I’ve totally finished decluttering.

  3. Kate Eccles
    September 9th 2016 / 7:55 PM

    My house is so cluttered. Desperate to sort things out, I love doing it but I always have little people undoing it!! Well done sounds amazingly productive!!

    • September 10th 2016 / 2:48 PM

      I hear you about little people,my two are a menace I leave one room tidy go back 5 minutes later to destruction, hope you can make a start on yours soon.

  4. September 9th 2016 / 11:34 PM

    You’ve done loads hope you feel better for it. I’ve been busy with this too this week! I have papers to destroy and need a dump run then I need to get my photos onto my sd card from my phone and laptop xx

    • September 10th 2016 / 2:48 PM

      It’s never ending with the photos when you take as many as we do !

  5. Amanda
    September 10th 2016 / 3:12 PM

    Love this post! <3
    Decluttering has been happening here, I've listed lots of things we no longer need on eBay this week as well as having a binbag full of old clothes, toys and books to drop off at the charity shop.

    I also took a full stock take of everything we have in the freezer, I wrote it down and pinned it up on the notice board. If we use anything from the freezer then we cross it off on the list – means I can see what we have in from looking at the list rather than rummaging around in the freezer lol

    I will be starting my Autumn/Winter clean soon where the whole house gets scrubbed within a inch of its life! 🙂

    • September 13th 2016 / 6:42 PM

      Well done Amanda great progress, I do love a good deep clean in time for Christmas x

  6. Merlinda Little
    September 11th 2016 / 11:14 AM

    Its so nice to spring clean … i need to do this too but mostly I need to clear my head.. so many thoughts going on I cant keep up with things … #wotw

    • September 13th 2016 / 6:41 PM

      Our minds are the hardest things to declutter x

  7. Helena “TheQueenofCollage” Ash
    September 11th 2016 / 1:19 PM

    Decluttering is great. I’ve told my hubby we are to do one room at a time. #WotW

    • September 13th 2016 / 6:41 PM

      That’s the best way room by room I have to stop myself from racing ahead and trying to tackle everything at once.

  8. RachelSwirl
    September 12th 2016 / 10:01 PM

    This week I have declutted:
    I have empted the garage ready for the extension
    I have sold over £80 worth of things on ebay
    I have declutted my computer and organised all the photos

    • September 13th 2016 / 6:40 PM

      That’s fantastic Rachel, I really need to get on top of my photo sorting

  9. Elaine Livingstone
    September 13th 2016 / 7:23 PM

    Oh how I wish I could declutter, but hubby holds on to just about everything in case one day we may need it, but then he has so much stuff he cannot find it when we need it and we buy it anyway. #WotW

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