Well…. I did do the 500 Things Decluttering Challenge yesterday, but I got so busy working on cakes that I forgot to post my challenge yesterday, so here goes.
Yesterday’s challenge was to declutter 25 things from my pantry!
I wasn’t sure how this would go – we’re a family of 8 and our kitchen is small. I have very limited cabinet/pantry space so honestly, we don’t keep a whole lot that we don’t use.
BUT – I had more stuff in there that we don’t use than I thought I would.
After digging through the cabinets, I found 26 things without too much effort. This pile includes 5 jars of pickles we made back in 2013 (ewww!), a few cans of soup pushed way back next to the pickles that were long expired, along with some boxed items that were old and stale.
I also found banana pudding mix (accidentally bought when I thought I was buying vanilla – we’ll never use it!), some leftover candy from Christmas and Easter past, and other random things. Most will go in the trash, the non-expired items will be donated to our church food pantry.
Alright – I’m gonna push “publish” then go watch the Day 6 Challenge and get busy doing it!
(note: Money Saving Mom is not doing the decluttering on the weekend so I may not rush to post today’s decluttering and move it forward a day!)
Day 5: 26 Things Decluttered
Total Items Decluttered So Far: 232