52 Weeks To A Simplified Home: Project 26

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This week marks the 1/2 way mark for my decluttering journey! I am very excited about the progress I have made in simplifying our home.

Each and every week another area of clutter is gone and with it our home gets that much easier to clean.

nightstandThis week I worked on my nightstand area. I am not showing you the inside of all the drawers this week because…well….there are unmentionables in these drawers and I am not going to expose my “drawers”.  :)

The middle drawer as you can see was shoved with books an paper junk, and I really wanted to get the basket of magazines gone.

reycle from nightstandThere was a lot of paper junk hiding in those drawers. Most of it was magazine articles I teared out thinking I would make the craft, or try out the recipe.  I resisted the urge to look through them and instead dumped them all saying “there is always pinterest”.

nightstand drawerI went through all the magazines and tossed all those that I had either read already or knew I wasn’t going to get around to reading. I try out a lot of magazines  through free subscription deals and truly only read my favorites.

I know within one issue of a magazine if it is going to be a new favorite and really need to start tossing new issues of those that are not must read titles into the recycling bin the minute they hit my doorstep once I have skimmed through them for coupons.

book drawerI got  rid of enough unmentionables to devote the bottom drawer of my nightstand to books to read as well as my copies of The One Year Bible (I have it in 2 bible versions thanks to yard sale finds and like to rotate versions each year, although this year I took a year off from them to do another type of bible study)

nightstand all doneI did manage my goal of getting rid of the basket in front of my nightstand. Now if I could just get around to repainting both my nightstand and my husbands. They were both yard sale finds from years ago. I have grand plans of painting them to match and getting them the same drawer knobs so that they look almost identical but…well…perhaps another year I will tackle all my refinishing furniture projects.

What area of your home did you declutter this week?

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You can also join The Snail Pacing Goal Achievers Facebook group where you will find  the support you need to keep decluttering one inch at time.

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52 Weeks To A Simplified Home: Project 25

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So this week I started on a room I have been dreading to simplify for quite sometime now; our master bedroom. In our house though it should be renamed “master dump room”.

Our master bedroom is where we dump stuff that we don’t know where to store while we are working on remodeling projects in our home. Problem is months, years even, after the remodel project is done the stuff is still in our master bedroom.

The room itself isn’t really that large which makes the problem worse. Plus, I also have a tiny area to blog in it making the room feel even more crowded.

Looking at the mess is overwhelming to me. I decided to take a bit of my own medicine and “snail pace it”. I started with a very small area.

master bedroom beforeThis is my night stand. Now the only one responsible for dumping stuff here is…me! I generally clear it off once a month or so but life has been busy and it has been several months since I have decluttered it.

In case you are wondering about the jump rope…Jump rope is something I never conquered as a child (super klutzy, still am really) so well over a year ago I decided to buy one and finally conquer it.  Haven’t quite gotten around to that goal yet.

wood cleanerI cleared the entire top of the bedside table off and gave it a good dusting with Method wood cleaner that I got through ePantry.

ponytail holdersI found around 1 dozen ponytail holder in amongst all the stuff that was on my nightstand. The find caused me to  march into my daughter’s room and apologize. You see I had blamed her for losing them all.

I am in the middle of growing out my bangs and I rip out my ponytail holder just as I turn out the light out each night. Why I never thought to check my nightstand in the morning when I was looking for one to put in my hair for the day is beyond me.

done nightstandMuch better. Just what I use each night is on the nightstand. My devotions, gratitude journal, my jar full of homemade lavender coconut body cream and…a jump rope. Okay so I don’t use the jump rope each night, but I couldn’t bear to throw it out yet.

Why? because I am a big believer in inching forward in goals. I might not have made time for conquering the jump rope yet..but… there is always next year.

I promise in the mean time I will find a better home for it. :)

What area of your home did you declutter this week?

52 weeks to a simplified homefree printable plan (small)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grab the plan and join along as we declutter our homes one inch at a time.

You can also join The Snail Pacing Goal Achievers Facebook group where you will find  the support you need to keep decluttering one inch at time.

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52 Weeks To A Simplified Home: Project 24

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This week I went through the material bins which was the last step of completing the decluttering of the downstairs closet.

material bins beforeOnce upon a time I sewed. Then I had kids. Now I do use material when I locker hook (but I haven’t done that in a year) or for smaller projects like the Christmas wreath I made for our front door, and the case I made for my kindle Paperwhite.

Other than that though, I don’t use material that often. For that reason I don’t need 3 bins full.

material in boxIn the end I parted with an entire box full of fabric which meant that I was left with just 2 totes instead of 3, and they both have room inside them.

I kept fabric that could be used in locker hooking only, and parted with pretty much everything else.

This box to giveaway is the 3rd box that I took out of the downstairs of closet. That is a lot less stuff in a small space.

I was saying to my husband I think I have gotten rid of close to a dozen of these banana boxes so far 24 weeks into my simplifying project. That is an entire truck load of stuff no longer in my home and I still have just over half of a year to go.

balls of nettingOne exciting find in these bins were these balls of netting. I made them quite a while ago to knit scrubbies out of and then forgot about them. I put one in my knitting bag so I can now make some up.

What area of your home did you declutter this week?

52 weeks to a simplified homefree printable plan (small)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grab the plan and join along as we declutter our homes one inch at a time.

You can also join The Snail Pacing Goal Achievers Facebook group where you will find  the support you need to keep decluttering one inch at time.

hotdeals (fb)If you are looking for the deals I use to share at the bottom of my simplifying posts they can now be found on my Hot Deals page. Make sure to like my Facebook page so you are notified when I add new deals.

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