So, last year I did a series of articles on decluttering my house, I went through all my clothingBooks and papers and my Komodo. Now, almost a year later, I wanted to see if I kept clutter out of my home or that it sneakily found it’s way into my home again.

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So, since I was waiting on a package anyway, I though I’d get started.  I read through my old articles first to really get back in the ‘Kondo’-mood again. Since trowing stuff out more easily hasn’t been to hard on my I didn’t have to much trouble getting into the ‘spirit’ again.

Sorry for the long read, but I since I was done so fast it just didn’t feel right to split them into different articles. Hope you’ll forgive me 😛

Clothing

As always, like last year this was where I began. I put al my clothing (except the stuff that was in the laundry of course) and put it on my bed.

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So compared to last time I didn’t have that much clothing left. But almost everything on my bed is stuff that I wear, so I didn’t trow out to much. I put some lonely socks in the bin and some underwear that’s no longer my style. Two things did stand out for me. The sweater, after leaving my other job I put al the clothing I worn in the bin, except this sweater. Now, it no longer stands for a horrible period in my life, now it represents a comforting day on the sofa while watching a nice tv show. The other thing that stood out was the red bikini. I was holding it and I was just thinking: “why did I trow that out last year”. I never wear that shade of red and it does nothing for me!! So, BYE BYE!!Kondoagain2

I don’t have that many shoes, so I didn’t trow any of them out. The boots need a new heel and I need new laces for my sneakers. I don’t wear them that much. But I love the boots during winter and the sneakers just scream ‘festival/party/summer’ for me, so = happy me!!

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Some stuff still have a ‘I don’t know’-feeling on them

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These 3 shirts. They still make me happy, but the grey and the red one really don’t fit my current style. The right one gives my the same feeling as the sneakers. I decided on keeping them for now, and decide on them after the summer. If I don’t wear them then, I don’t see any reason to keep them.

Books and Paper

A while ago I choose to let go of a bunch of books that I knew I wasn’t going to sell anymore so I really didn’t have a lot of books to go through, most of the books I have are cookbooks. I did go through them and I found a lot of recipes I wanted to try, actually because they don’t seem that ‘hard’ now compared to a few years ago when I got the book. So this day was actually pretty awesome because of that.

I did trow out some medical bills, not because they are not important but because they have no use. When I was still in school I could deduct them from taxes, but now that I have a normal salary I make to much money to do that. So no point in keeping them

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Komodo

After clothing and paper it was time to go through all the other stuff. Most of the stuff I have I kept, because it still has use to me or I just really want to keep it because it makes me happy. The rug on the first picture was something I made when I moved here. I liked it when I made it, but now it just reminds me of how bad I felt. The Nivea stuff and make-up was a no-brainer since all of it is tested on animals or isn’t vegan.

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This thing was the hardest to let go of. I made this as a part of a class I thought during my internship when I was in school. I loved making it and it was a great succes with the kids. The reason why I had such a hard time letting go of this was because it reminded me on how I finally found something I really loved, but I don’t think I’ll ever do. I still check for jobs, but there is nothing that has enough hours for me to make a living from (I’m talking 1,5 days of work a week). You never know what happens, maybe I’ll get back into teaching, but for now I’m letting go of this. There where some other stuff in the bag like picture frames I used for this game, I’m keeping those for decoration in my bedroom.

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Reward = Food

I spend about 3 hours on doing this whole thing, I didn’t post everything of course. So after that it was time for a lazy dinner. A nice spelt bun with a lentil burger and awesome sauce.

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  • 1 bun, I used a spelt bun
  • 1 lentil burger (or any other burger
  • lettuce
  • red onion
  • Spicy sauce:
    • 3 tablespoons of ketchup
    • 1 teaspoon of lemon juice
    • 1 teaspoon of mustard
    • chillies

My bun had to go in the oven, so while that was baking in the oven I mixed the ingredients for the sauce. I always hate it when my lettuce falls of the burgers. So cut the lettuce and mix with the sauce (a tip from Jamie Oliver).

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Cut the onion in rings. Heat some ‘butter’ in a pan and bake the burger until nice and brown. Add the onions and bake these until soft.

Cut open de bun, put on half the lettuce/sauce, burger, onion and the rest of the sauce. Serve with some cucumber and enjoy this lazy meal.

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Doesn’t look pretty, but a good burger never looks pretty. It’s messy to eat, but thats what I wanted.

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