Last updated on August 17th, 2019 at 03:41 am
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Each week she is encouraging people to declutter one area of the home. Being a huge clutter bug who is easily overwhelmed by such projects, I decided to trim the project just a bit. Each week I am going to do the worst hot spot within the area of the home she has assigned.
This week she has us working on the kids rooms. I decided the greatest hot spot right now in my kids rooms, was my boys closet.
Here is what their closet looked like before I started.
And here is a photo of what it looked like after
And here is what it looked like the morning after. My middle child decided that his closet is now the perfect place for him to curl up and read. (the tote by the entrance is not clutter it is his Lego bin with blankets on top to make a soft place to rest his feet)
Just how did I go from disarray to a reading retreat for my middle child.
First I dumped out the entire contents of their closet onto the top of my queen size bed. Wow, that is a mountain of clothes for two boys!
Then I lined up all their labeled totes along one end of my bedroom (that is the table I am blogging from right now).
My labels are not fancy, they are just note cards, that I wrote on with a sharpie and then used packing tape to secure in place. And the bins are just wash tubs sold for $1 to $2 in most stores.
I assessed each item as I picked it off the pile on my bed. Any thing that no longer fit, went into this box of clothes to resell. The other items were neatly folded and placed in the right bins. When the pile was gone I returned the bins to their rightful shelves, and with that
my middle son’s reading retreat sons closest was clutter free.
Some of the clothes within that resell box, were t-shirts from various teams the boys have played on. Since they don’t sell well, I later dug them out of the box and made t-shirt yarn following this tutorial I found on Pinterest (click through the words in blue and you can see the pin and start following me if you wish).
I know, I should be spending more time decluttering and less time on Pinterest.
How about you? Do you actively declutter day to day? Or are you more like me and you slowly snail pace it away one clutter hot spot at a time?
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