When I want more stuff gone but I don't have time for a big search and purge I look for just 5 things to add to the donation box (or rubbish / recycling).
My five things:
1) A lovely little hand bagIt was a gift. It is beautiful. It is broken. It could be repaired. I won't be repairing it.
That makes it clutter.
2) More shoes.
The heels with the bow I wore to a wedding, the other heels were worn once or twice, but the dress they were for has been purged already. I can't wear high heels any more so it makes sense for these to go.
The flats are too small now that I've put on weight and the slip-on handbag-shoes were used for the event they were needed for. No real reason to hold onto them now other then that they are fairly new. I don't like them so why keep them? It's time for them all to go to new homes.
3) Glittery sprinkly things.I've had these jars forever and ever and ever. Obviously I don't use them. I remembered what I learnt about things that glitter and decided it was time for them to go.
4) Two cookbooks
Cookbooks that I never ever used and were not at all inspiring to me. They were an easy decision.
5) Greetings cards
I already have an excess of greeting cards.
Sorry, there's no photos of 4 & 5, we took a load of stuff to goodwill before I got to take photos
Okay, so technically that's more then 5 things, but that's good right?
It just goes to show that when I think I don't have something fast and easy to declutter if I just look for the odd item here and there I will probably find there's way more stuff that I really don't need in my home then I thought.
Actually, almost every time I look for 'just 5 things' I find more then 5 things.