52 Weeks To A Simplified Home: Week 4 Update

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It felt so good to finish decluttering the library this week. I swear the room feels bigger. Which, it should considering over the last 4 weeks I have removed 5 plastic grocery bags full of trash, and filled one box for the second hand homeschooling curriculum sale I do every year, plus 3 more boxes went to the local thrift store.

Realizing I took that much out of one room, is kind of satisfying and disgusting at the same time.  Satisfying that the room is now simplified;disgusting that it got that bad in the first place.

wardrobeAgain no staging here, oh how badly I wanted to remove those baskets full of shoes. We don’t have a front entrance closet at all so those baskets are our solution to shoes everywhere. The broom was left by the child who had sweeping this room as a chore the day before. The cardboard you see stuffed beside the wardrobe is the white science project boards I use to take my blogging pictures.

As you can see the horrible secrets of what is inside the cabinets is already leaking out into the room. That is yarn you see sneaking out of a draw there.

wardrobe openThe cabinet is full of picture albums, yarn and craft supplies.

cleaning wardrobeFirst I emptied out the entire wardrobe and then wiped it all down with all purpose cleaner.

wardrobe messThe amount of stuff the wardrobe was holding was kind of overwhelming to look at.

chair of wardrobe junkYep that is right, the contents filled up the couch, the chair and a coffee table and spilled onto the floor. I must admit I just sat and stared at it for a few minutes not knowing quite where to start.

pattern binderI had forgotten all about this binder full of patterns I thought I might want to try some day. Ah the days before Pinterest.

recycle binIn the end I kept just a small handful of patterns. I kept to my promise of keeping only things for the stage of life I am currently in, not the one I might be in someday, and not the one I was once in.  I also figured pretty much any craft I want to try I can find a tutorial on Pinterest for.

trash from wardrobeI am very embarrassed to show you just how much trash came out of that wardrobe. About half of it was clothes I put in there to mend, and well……I don’t mend. I always like the idea of mending. It is thrifty, and green but I never make it a priority. The mending pile had been there so long that there was a maxi dress for my daughter that she could now wear as a shirt. SHAMEFUL.

The other half of the trash was empty plastic bags and pieces of this and that I had kept hoping to find the rest of the ..this and that. It has been years I don’t think they are showing up now and even if they do I don’t think we need them.

more stuff to give awayI also filled up about half of a box with stuff for the thrift store.

glove and hat drawerI had so much room in the drawer area of the wardrobe when I was done purging, I was able to devote a drawer to gloves, and another one to hats. This gave me room in the bookshelf I did earlier this month for my sewing box which meant I could now use the top of the wardrobe just for display items.

done wardrobe.I am very happy with the end result. My bamboo knitting needles now have their own home in one of the glass jars on the top of the wardrobe. Which I think adds the perfect homey touch.

What did you declutter this week? Don’t forget to join the Snail Pacing Goal Achievers Facebook group, where you can share your progress,and receive encouragement.

A few great posts to help you with your clutter roadblocks…

View the plan and grab your free 52-week planning sheet here

Update: I finished this challenge so below are the links to all my weekly updates showing my progress.

  1. 52 Weeks To A Simplified Home: Week One
  2. 52 Weeks To A Simplified Home: Week Two
  3. 52 Weeks To A Simplified Home: Week Three
  4. 52 Weeks To A Simplified Home: Week Four (you are here)
  5. 52 Weeks To A Simplified Home: Week Five
  6. 52 Weeks To A Simplified Home: Week Six
  7. 52 Weeks To A Simplified Home: Week Seven
  8. 52 Weeks To A Simplified Home: Week Eight
  9. 52 Weeks To A Simplified Home: Week Nine
  10. 52 Weeks To A Simplified Home: Week Ten
  11. 52 Weeks To A Simplified Home: Week Eleven
  12. 52 Weeks To A Simplified Home: Week Twelve
  13. 52 Weeks To A Simplified Home: Week Thirteen
  14. 52 Weeks To A Simplified Home: Week Fourteen
  15. 52 Weeks To A Simplified Home: Week Fifteen
  16. 52 Weeks To A Simplified Home: Week Sixteen
  17. 52 Weeks To A Simplified Home: Week Seventeen
  18. 52 Weeks To A Simplified Home: Week Eighteen
  19. 52 Weeks To A Simplified Home: Week Nineteen
  20. 52 Weeks To A Simplified Home: Week Twenty
  21. 52 Weeks To A Simplified Home: Week Twenty-One
  22. 52 Weeks To A Simplified Home: Week Twenty-Two
  23. 52 Weeks To A Simplified Home: Week Twenty-Three
  24. 52 Weeks To A Simplified Home: Week Twenty-Four
  25. 52 Weeks To A Simplified Home: Week Twenty-Five
  26. 52 Weeks To A Simplified Home: Week Twenty-Six
  27. 52 Weeks To A Simplified Home: Week Twenty-Seven
  28. 52 Weeks To A Simplified Home: Week Twenty-Eight
  29. 52 Weeks To A Simplified Home: Week Twenty-Nine
  30. 52 Weeks To A Simplified Home: Week Thirty
  31. 52 Weeks To A Simplified Home: Week Thirty-One
  32. 52 Weeks To A Simplified Home: Week Thirty-Two
  33. 52 Weeks To A Simplified Home: Week Thirty-Three
  34. 52 Weeks To A Simplified Home: Week Thirty-Four
  35. 52 Weeks To A Simplified Home: Week Thirty-Five
  36. 52 Weeks To A Simplified Home: Week Thirty-Six
  37. 52 Weeks To A Simplified Home: Week Thirty-Seven
  38. 52 Weeks To A Simplified Home: Week Thirty-Eight
  39. 52 Weeks To A Simplified Home: Week Thirty-Nine
  40. 52 Weeks To A Simplified Home: Week Forty
  41. 52 Weeks To A Simplified Home: Week Forty-One
  42. 52 Weeks To A Simplified Home: Week Forty-Two
  43. 52 Weeks To A Simplified Home: Week Forty-Three
  44. 52 Weeks To A Simplified Home: Week Forty-Four
  45. 52 Weeks To A Simplified Home: Week Forty-Five
  46. 52 Weeks To A Simplified Home: Week Forty-Six
  47. 52 Weeks To A Simplified Home: Week Forty-Seven
  48. 52 Weeks To A Simplified Home: Week Forty-Eight
  49. 52 Weeks To A Simplified Home: Week Forty-Nine
  50. 52 Weeks To A Simplified Home: Week Fifty
  51. 52 Weeks To A Simplified Home: Week Fifty-One
  52. 52 Weeks To A Simplified Home: Week Fifty- Two

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