August Declutter Challenge – Day 12

. at . 6 comments

Today’s Decluttered Area was to the right of my computer monitor:

  • I gathered together all the stamps I had torn off incoming mail (about 20)
  • I found 2 used inkjet cartridges

Both are going to church with me later today. We collect cancelled stamps. After they are properly trimmed they are eventually sent to a company that buys used stamps. The money earned buys curriculum (I think Bible and school) for children in 3rd world countries. If you’d like to send you cancelled stamps to me, leave a comment. :-)

The women’s ministry team collects used inkjet cartridges, cell phones, etc. The money was used at Retreat time to fund a handful of scholarships. The next time we turn in these things, we’ll send the money to some workers in the Arab Lands who don’t have proper facilities in their homes yet (think toilets).

 Everyone doing the declutter challenge is making it fit their life and time.Some declutter bunches of stuff. Some do one thing. This is what the guidelines state: Declutter one thing each day for a week and blog about it. GO HERE for the challenge rules. It’s not too late to join.

Want to see what some other people are doing? Follow the links to get some great ideas about decluttering and other things too.

Entry filed under: Decluttering. Tags: , .

5 Steps to the Tastiest & Easiest Iced Coffee Drink August Declutter Challenge – Day 13

6 Comments Add your own

  • 1. doodah!  |  . at .

    I think I have an inkjet cartridge. My printer is called a “Deskjet F380” – think that counts?

    And, I have always been curious about how the heck that stamp thing works…. I suppose I could google it somehow. But for now, I will leave it a mystery. Far too few mysteries these days.

    Kudos on your de-cluttering. I’m feeling the need for another 30 days of nothing myself.

  • 2. susan2009  |  . at .


    That cartridge counts indeed. Give it up, girl!

    One of these days I’ll interview Elise as she is in charge of the stamp ministry. Then, when you are ready, I’ll explain and take the mystery out of the stamps. But only when you are ready. :-)

    I hear you about needing another 30 days of nothing. I plan on doing that in September with Owlhaven.

  • 3. Amanda  |  . at .

    how awesome it must feel to declutter and give to a good cause at the same time.

    thanks for linking up the other blogs. off to go check them out!

  • 4. Marcia "HDMac" McFarlane  |  . at .

    It is amazing what we “collect” around our computers and desk area! That is on my list, too. You are doing a great job! And appreciate your encouragment also!

    And I do agree with Amanda. It feels sooooooo good to declutter and it also feels good to give some perfectly wonderful items to those who are in need of it. :)

  • 5. Eva Wallace  |  . at .

    The stamp thing sounds interesting – can’t wait to hear more about it!

    Good for you on your decluttering! I only have two things done yet this week, so I have to make up for it today. :)


  • 6. Beth Dargis  |  . at .

    I love how your church is using the clutter to help others!


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Trackback this post  |  Subscribe to the comments via RSS Feed

57 Thing To Do During my 57th Year

The Big DayMarch 12th, 2016
6 months to go.

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 575 other followers

57 Things I’ve Done by March 2016

1. Bought Personalized 2015 Photo Calendar
2. Bought Personalized Stamps
3. Wrote 2 Blackout Poems
4. Movie Marathon: The Good Witch Films (7 of them) -watched with Marsha
5. Movie Marathon: Star Wars: Phantom Menace
6. Family Special Time (Lennon, Kadie)
7. Movie Marathon: Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship, The Two Towers, and Return of the King - watched with Lori
8. Gathered contents & sealed a time capsule to be opened July, 2018,
9. Made snowman 2015 ornament.

57 Books I’ve Read by March 2016

1. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo.
2. Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand
3. Inspiration Sandwich by SARK.
4. A Man of Grit and Grace: Paul by Charles Swindoll
5. Prayer: Life's Limitless Reach by Jack R Taylor
6. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
7. The Secret Adversary by Agatha Christie
8. MWF Seeking BFF: My Yearlong Search for a New Best Friend by Rachel Bertsche
9. I'm Glad I'm a Mom: Inspirational Stories of Love, Laughter, and Everyday Life by Hearts at Home
10. The Great Divorce by CS Lewis
11. The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty
12. Lay My Isaac Down by Carol Kent
13. A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs
14. Living Oprah by Robyn Okrant
15. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
16. What's So Amazing About Grace? by Philip Yancey
17. Pollyanna by Eleanor H. Porter
18. The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
19. The Blessing: Giving the Gift of Unconditional Love and Acceptance by John Trent & Gary Smalley
20. The Engine 2 Diet: The Texas Firefighter's 28-Day Save-Your-Life Plan that Lowers Cholesterol and Burns Away the Pounds by Rip Esselstyn
21. The Pursuit of God Paperback by A. W. Tozer
22.-25. Last Light, Night Light, True Light, & Dawn's Light (a Restoration Novel Series) by Terri Blackstock
26.. Nicholas Nickleby by Charles Dickens
27. The Hope Quotient by Ray Johnson
28, One Thousand White Women: The Journals of Mary Todd by Jim Fergus
29. Joseph Andrews by Henry Fielding
30. Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift
31. Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
32. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
33. Laddie; a true blue story, by Gene Stratton Porte
34. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
35. An Old-Fashioned Girl by Louise May Alcott
36. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
37. Miss Julia Lays Down the Law by Ann B. Ross
38. Persuasion by Jane Austen
39. A Jane Austen Education: How Six Novels Taught Me About Love, Friendship, and the Things That Really Matter by William Deresiewicz
40. Emma by Jane Austen
41. Thrush Green by Miss Read
42. The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams
43. The Scent of Water by Elizabeth Goudge
44. The Registry by Shannon Stoker

Stuff I’ve Written and When

Book of Braille Sculptures

By Elizabeth Symington



Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 575 other followers

%d bloggers like this: