Decluttering Pet Belongings.

Me and my horse Mushroom.

Hi everyone and welcome to Week 37 of Tidy 2020. Wow, 2020 is really not planning out the way we expected at the beginning of it. The UK is in the midst of tightening Covid-19 restrictions again and, once again, I would really encourage you to get your house in order before winter begins. The entire series of Tidy 2020 is both on my website and in my FaceBook group, The Tidy Coo Crew, so please do look back at them and join in.

This week we are doing a category that not everyone will have which is Pet Komono. If you don’t have pets, I would encourage you to do an Autumn stocktake of your house instead – use this week to go through your clothing to make sure that you have what you need for the colder season in the Northern Hemisphere (although if you’re joining us from the Southern Hemisphere, I guess you’ll need to do a stocktake for the warmer months instead!).

Pet Komono – I’m guessing that most people don’t have quite as many pets as we do with 8 horses, 5 dogs, 3 cats, poultry and fish, but it is easy to rack up many belongings for our precious animals.

As always, gather all of the category from wherever it is spread around your home and bring it together into one place. Sub categorise it and then see how much you have of each. Make sure that any old medicines or flea treatments that are past their sell by date are discarded and that you have an appropriate number of each item. As always, how many you will decide to keep will be entirely up to you and what brings you Joy. For me, Joy is generally brought by having fewer items because it means that I can keep them tidy more easily. I will admit that pets themselves are an area where I lean towards excess but they bring me so much Joy! For other people it might be clothes, or handbags, or craft materials, for me it is animals. All my life, I dreamed of dogs in the kitchen and horses in the garden (and cats wherever they want to be…) and now I have it and I’m living my best life.

This time of year is also a good time to check my horses’ rugs for wear and cleanliness and decide which need to go to be cleaned, mended and reproofed. The same goes if you have dogs that need to wear coats.

Have a lovely weekend doing whatever you need to do to keep sane.