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The last clutter spot in the hallway turned out to be the easiest and it made such a difference to the look of our hallway.
This bookshelf use to hold the kids school books down in the old school room area off the kitchen. We renovated that area last summer into a 4th bedroom for our oldest son. I then moved it up here thinking that is would hold my daughter’s school books since she doesn’t have room in her room for them, however what it ended up holding was junk.
In fact one of the reasons it took me so little time to clean this area is that most of it just went straight to the recycling area or to the garbage.
Since no one fits well in the study nook I cleaned out last week I decided to put it to work. I bought two laundry baskets one holds my daughters school books and is stored on the bench and one is slipped under the bench and is holding the stuff to go to the thrift store.
When the thrift store bin is full I will empty it out into a cardboard box and take it to the thrift store. By giving the give away box a home I am hoping the kids can be trained to put their no longer wanted items in it instead of just stuffing them in the area.
Doesn’t it look so much better? Now to keep it this way! For now the book case is in my son’s room but I don’t think we will keep it. I am thinking of posting a photo of it on my personal Facebook page and seeing if anyone needs one. It will be free to the first person who hauls it away.
What area did you declutter this week?
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