When I lived in the Van I used this bag as my 'office', storing all sorts of papers, pens and notebooks in there. Now I'm here at the flat I have the luxury of my lovely bureau and lots of the day to day office stuff was moved over ... but lots of stuff remained in the bag and in the spare room.
So yesterday I decided to have a good hoick out and see if I could declutter anything from in there, anything to add to the numbers, I am currently looking for 21 items for todays figure and the spare room, where this bag is kept was my room of choice.
I kept finding things related to Challenges that I had either done or had planned to do.
Looking at the paper in the top left of this photo I remember asking readers of my Challenge blog to vote on what the next three Challenges would be. I did the winning Yellow Sticker Challenge, and then one of the joint second place choices which was Shopping Hauls, the Cook from One Cook Book joint second and the third place choice of spending only £3.50 for a weeks food were never completed.
But as you can see from this photo I did start to plan the '50p a Day Challenge'.
I only managed to declutter five items from the bag because I classed all the ripped out pages from the notebooks and bits and bobs of paper items as just one thing. But I did get the same sense of satisfaction from knowing that I had whittled down the bag a bit and tidied things up that needed putting into the bureau that is my work space. The bag now holds all my unused notebooks and some stationery items that will be used in the future ... and I know that I will not have to buy myself am A5 notebook for a long time.
I was reading through the already decluttered Asda mini magazine before I put it into the recycling, and I came across this page. What a good deal!!
Seemingly if you save up £280 or more on the Asda Christmas Savings Card before 21st November they will then add an additional £15 to your card. There's not many places you can get that sort of interest rate at the moment. It's well worth thinking about if you have an Asda near you.