Week 2 - February 2021 Challenge!
Updated: Jun 27, 2022
We're over half way on the February 2021 Challenge - how are you doing? Keep letting me know! I love to hear how you are getting on - where you are finding little successes and if you are struggling at all. All the ways to contact me are at the bottom of every blog!
I've enjoyed this weeks challenges, here is my weekly round- up:
Tuesday's Challenge was to remove the cushions and see what we could find! I admit to being pleasantly surprised! The third picture is all the stuff after I had delved down the edges of the seats! An uneaten Quality Street and 1p were the highlights!!
I gave the bases a good hoover and my wonderful daughter came along with the handbrush to remove the hair!! I am surprised there is any hair left on our heads the amount I keep finding everywhere!!! It certainly looks and feels a lot fresher!!!
Wednesday's Challenge was to 'Kon Mari' a drawer. I chose to do my partner's t-shirt drawer.
In order to fold the Kon Mari way ( there are many YouTube videos ) you take the t-shirt, fold the sleeves in and then back on themselves in order to achieve a rectangle. Then you bring the bottom of the t-shirt three quarters of the way up and fold the top down towards it. You then fold the t-shirt into an oblong which can be stacked vertically so that you can see exactly what is in the drawer. It is also called file folding.
Let me know if you want me to do a video showing you how it is done!!
Thursday's challenge was to go through any condiments and date check them and remove any out of date or empty jars. As you can see I only found three, in the past I think I could have found a lot more with much older dates!!!
On Friday I asked you to reverse your coathangers! 'WHY?' I hear you ask! This is a challenge which starts in February but doesn't end until you decide you want to go back to it. By reversing your coathangers you can get a visual idea of which clothes you are wearing and those items which don't get any wear at all. As you wear an item of clothing turn the hanger back around. Then in three months time take a look and see which items you haven't worn. Is it time to donate these items? If they haven't been worn because they are seasonal or 'fancy wear' then give yourself a longer time frame.
On Saturday the challenge was to clean and sort the cutlery drawer. I really enjoyed doing this! I got a real sense of satisfaction getting rid of all the crumbs and cleaning the cutlery tray. Well small things......
Sunday was Valentine's Day and the Challenge was take some time for self care. As I hadn't been feeling too well at work this week I took time for myself - I didn't do the daily declutter challenge but I did rest and have a lovely valentine's dinner cooked for me by my perfect valentine!!!
The self care continued over onto Monday's Challenge to make sure we are drinking enough water. I filled my water bottle which has times on the side giving me an idea how much I should be drinking. So far so good! I actually put sparkling water in my bottle as I struggle to drink ordinary water.
So there we have it! Another week of the February 2021 Challenge done!
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