Project Declutter: Sewing Corner


Day 27: Sewing Corner

The sewing corner is another area that has become a dumping ground this past month. As I’ve decluttered around the house, I piled stuff up on the table and mini freezer.


A lot of the stuff just needed to find a place in the storage area of the basement. Some things still needed to stay on the table, for example the pile on the right is stuff I still need to scan in the computer. But it’s much more manageable and there is a lot less on the floor!


Well – that’s it for today!! Tomorrow I’m going to organize and declutter the freezer.


Project Declutter: Matt's Tools (and keeping up)


Day 25: Kitchen Table

With the weekends, sometimes it’s hard to keep up decluttering and blogging about it. Yesterday I needed to do some catch up decluttering on the kitchen table. It’s definitely a dumping ground on the weekends (especially since we eat dinner away from the home Sunday nights). Here is the before:



And the after – yay!! – working space again:


Day 26: Tool chest

Today, I decided to tackle my husband’s tool corner. It included this extra technology bin, tool chest, etc. It’s been disorganized for a LONG time. Here is the mess:


I didn’t really do too much to his technology bin – just closed the lid and tidied the extra objects. I’ll see if he can go through the stuff in the near future. And, even though I don’t

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Project Declutter: Car and Donation Trip


Day 24: Cleaning out the Car

We are temporarily down to one car (and one moped) right now. Today was one of those nice days my husband could easily take the moped to work, so I had the car! I took advantage of using the car by getting some shopping done and donating books I had taken off my shelves.


After I got home, I decided that instead of cleaning out my freezer today, I would tackle our car. It gets pretty easily cluttered and messy. Here’s a view of the front seat (the diapers I bought this morning):


And here it is all decluttered:


I went through the glove compartment as well and took out scotch tape, ring box, stickers, and a phone cord. Unfortunately, I didn’t get to vacuum out the car, for two

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Project Declutter: Fridge Organization


Day 23: Fridge Organization

My fridge is an area that needs constant decluttering attention. As each day passes, there are leftovers ever to be consolidated, expired food to be tossed out, etc. I don’t have any containers to help organize my fridge YET, but with decluttering and grouping, it can look so much better!!

Here is the messy before picture:


As you can see, this was shortly after I went grocery shopping. What’s wrong with this picture?

Vegetables were still in packages, un-cut. We will not eat more veggies unless they are clean and ready to eat! I had made a couple of meals and instead of portioning out the leftovers into serving-size containers (easy to grab and go), the leftovers were still in their bulky cooking pots. The refrigerator was disorganized. Without food in their proper places, the items were more likely to get lost, forgotten, and go

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Project Declutter: Computer


Day 22: Computer

I still have a few more projects around the house, but I’ve hit all the rooms once and have done the major stuff. Today I was pretty tired, so I decided to declutter something sitting down.

My desktop gets pretty cluttered. I’m not good at keeping folders organized on my computer. But after seeing my sister’s post showing the desktop organizer she uses. She created it and it’s so cute!!

Here’s what my desktop looks like now:


I love having 5 different icon areas. In the programs section I plan to add in only my most used programs. It’s great to have a “to file” section, so I can have a place to temporarily store things and procrastinate just a tad on filing it. I haven’t decided what to put in the Important Folders yet. It’s so nice to have

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Project Declutter: Magazines


Day 21: Magazines

Today I decided to go through all my magazines. I needed to menu plan anyway, so I quickly looked through the magazines and put the recipes I wanted to try in my app: paprika (which stores recipes, generates grocery lists, and holds my menu plan). I LOVE having paperless recipes!! Less paper = less clutter!

Magazines & catalogs can be a huge clutter bug in the home. Since I’m going paperless with recipes, it seemed to make sense to just give the magazines to someone else. Anyway, I had done a huge purge of magazines before my son was born, but still they have stacked up again. I had a huge basket full, and then another makeshift magazine holder full. This is the pile I sorted through and got rid of:


I’m going to keep by the rule: when I get a new monthly

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Project Declutter: Living Room


Day 20: Living Room

The living room didn’t really have that much extra stuff. I knew it would be pretty easy, because we have gradually baby-proofed it over the last few months (i.e. – taking more and more stuff out of the room).

Here is what it looked like before:


And another view:


I decided to get rid of the walker in the living room (Ain is no longer using it) and I moved the jogging stroller into the basement – weather is getting too cold. I also went through all my piano books – I have some to give to my sister. Finally, I took out the basket that was in the side table. It doesn’t really work in that place anymore. So, this is what is look like now:


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Project Declutter: Bathroom Make-up/Hall Closet


Day 19: Bathroom Make-up and Hall Closet

After Day 1 of organizing the bathroom, I knew I would spend the second day organizing my make-up. Here’s what I have:


I had three cute bags, so I split all my make-up into three different categories: eye, face, and lip. I put the extra make-up in the bags and fit it all in a bin. What I didn’t love, I didn’t keep.


The make-up I use regularly, I keep over the sink:


and in this wonderful-smelling glass vase:


Hall Closet

I also set the timer and tackled the hall closet. This is the before picture:


And the after picture:


The basket contains our travel bags and travel size toiletries. I got rid

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Project Declutter: Bathroom Cabinet


Day 18: Bathroom Cabinet and Sink

The bathroom is pretty cluttered right now. There are some things in the cabinet below the sink that have been there awhile and we don’t use. Here is what the before looked like:


It was really easy to declutter a bunch of stuff – yay!! Also, I got rid of the drawer inserts and decided to use bins to contain our extra teeth and eye supplies:


The basket above contains our medicine and the shoe box has the “first aid” supplies. Nope, we don’t have a fancy first aid bag or box – we’ll have to get one sometime.

The sink I jut quickly tidied (I was running out of time to do too much more). It went from this:


To this:


Much better,

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Project Declutter: Cabinets and Surfaces


Day 17: Kitchen Cabinets and Surfaces

Yay!! I’m so excited to show you my decluttered, organized kitchen!!

First off, I went through a couple of more cabinets, decluttering and organizing. Here is the corner cabinet:


It’s got my nice dishes which we use infrequently, serving tray, wine glasses, and then plastic cups (which we also use infrequently right now), Ain’s cups and plates. The drawer underneath it had place mats and cloth napkins, which we RARELY use so I decided to relocate them to the basement. It’s empty for now, until I decide what I need to put in it.

I also tidied up the main cabinet next to our fridge. Matt and I have talk to many time about getting rid of some of our mugs, but we can just never seem to do it! So, yes, three of the shelves are mugs:

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