Clearing the Clutter Day 3 & 4

I got these done last week, but life left me no time to make a blog post about it!  We’ve been crazy busy around here, BUT, the places that I have cleaned and cleared out still remain organized and clean!  I just have to keep going…

So for day 3 I decided to take on our bathroom cabinet.  Items fall off of it constantly, so I knew it’d be a great thing for us to have it better organized for our use.  Here’s the before and after…

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Everything that didn’t get put back, was trashed.  Except my daughter’s headbands, we found a great place to keep those in her room so they no longer fall off the shelf.

On day 4 I decided to tackle the refrigerator.  I knew it needed a good wipe down, and a few things thrown out, but we are usually good at clearing a few things out before trash day each week.  I took all the food out, pulled the shelves out and washed them with Thieves dish soap and water.  It looked so pretty!

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And I discovered that I REALLY needed to go to the grocery store!

These last few days have been inspiring to continue to make changes and slowly remove clutter from our home.  Next on the list is a pile next to my bed of clothes and paperwork that I have yet to sort through.  I just stashed it all there for later, but I think it’s time to bag up the clothes I don’t want anymore so I can donate them, and finally file that paperwork!  The clearing out shall continue tomorrow.  Anyone joining me on this journey?  What is a “catch-all” in your home that needs sorted and given a home?  (even if that home is a donation establishment)

Clean the Clutter: Day 2

It was actually a REALLY good thing I challenged myself with cleaning off our piano yesterday because it gave me accountability to actually get it done today!  I almost ran out of time, but I crammed it in right before taking my son to gymnastics.  That’s the best part actually, committing to one small area a day so that I can get things accomplished!

I’m pretty embarrassed about what the top of my piano actually looked like.  It’s just one of those things that is out of the way and I never get to!  I ended up with an entire grocery bag of things I was able to put in the trash, which seemed quite ridiculous to me that I was ultimately storing trash up there, but it’s gone now!  I also made sure that all the things up there that I needed to keep, were actually put away where they needed to be because I want everything to have a place so we don’t end up in the same predicament!

So…here it is!

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I know, it was a crazy mess!  But I’m thankful I got it back to where I need it to be.  Plus now I can see my Precious Moments figurines my grandmother got me when I was younger which I’m very thankful to have.  I also have 2 dried roses on there that each were from my grandparents funeral that I have kept as well.

Plus while I was dusting frames off, with my Young Living Thieves cleaner since I use that for EVERYTHING, I enjoyed looking at our wedding photos I have up on the piano.
Our 10 year anniversary is coming up soon!

So, now to figure out what to tackle tomorrow…I’m giving myself 2 options.  Either the refridgerator or the hall closet.  Both are about equal in difficulty!  Until tomorrow my friends…

MISSION: Clear Clutter Outta My House!

So today, after being inspired by a friend’s facebook post about de-cluttering her home, I decided to tackle it myself!  I am giving myself 1 area of my home everyday, and you are going to come along for the journey!  I thought If I took on an entire room, then I would give up quickly and nothing would really have a “forever home” within my home…I’d just be moving junk around.  I have realized that we have been blessed with far many more things than we know what to do with, so now it’s time to pass some things along to bless someone else.

My first assignment I gave myself was our cup cabinet.  It’s been a struggle for awhile now with kids cups that have missing lids or straws, too many mugs, and hap-hazard placement.  I cleared it out today and pitched anything that had missing parts, and then put quite a few sippy cups in the donate bin I have that’s about to take a trip to the Salvation Army.

Check out my handy work!

            Check out my handy work!  

What are some areas of your home that need some purging?  With little kids, the top of the piano has become a cluttered mess to keep it out of their little hands.  I think that will be my next assignment.  I’ve been transforming my body and our family’s health and sharing on here about it, so I thought now I would begin transforming our home in to a better living space.