It’s a rainy Sunday in the Northwest. Happy Day 23!
Including today, there are only 9 days left of this series and STILL SO MUCH TO DO!!! Whew, caps always make me feel better!
Although my bedroom closet is looking much better my son’s bedroom closet is in what I call a State of Disaster. He’s in his third year of college across the United States and his closet here is still crammed full of clothes, shoes, hats, etc. Confession: I’ve also added some items as I have been de-cluttering and organizing. I need to go through it today. I’m not sure if I will be tossing anything but it does need to be organized. Sometimes it just takes putting things in order to make me feel better as it tricks my mind into thinking I’ve de-cluttered. And it looks so much nicer!
The other closet I would like to go through is in what I call the spare/guest/craft/my room. If you take the time to read about this adventure I need to tell you since I wrote the reveal post I’ve updated the look again and will be writing about it soon. It is currently on overflow and I desperately need to toss, donate, etc. It’s full of extra craft supplies, boxes and containers to use in organizing, photos, and clothes. There’s also an occasional crutch from a broken leg and high school annuals from a 3 day weekend trip with my HS BFFs to The Beach.
If I’m being real these two tasks will take a couple of days of focus as I have other things to get done to like grocery shopping, laundry, and house cleaning. I’m giving it my best effort.
What area is left in your house that you have been avoiding that you need to embrace? Come on, you can tell me!
Later this week I’ll be sharing some simple organizing tips. Until then…
Woot Woot! Day 18 and let me just say this challenge has really made my brain stay on overdrive and me into gear. By sharing with you I am motivating myself to really clean, straighten, organize and de-clutter and all before the holiday season. Excellent!
I’ve mentioned before that realistically we will always have some clutter. Rephrase: I am real enough with myself to know I will always have a little bit of clutter. That said, it can be organized and stored effectively so not to make my hubby to crazy. I walked through my house thinking about this yesterday and took a couple of pics of what I use to do this. Apologies, the pics aren’t the greatest. I was using my phone and the lighting was poor. I’ve somehow locked my camera up and need to fix it.
I will always have some magazines and we will always lay around in the family room. That’s what it’s for. I have two metal cubes that act as my coffee table and I hide blankets, pillows and magazines in them.
When my mom passed away I brought her hope chest home and it’s full of memories, hers and mine. I know right where everything is and I can go “visit” anytime.
for magazines in the den…
Spare room /guest room/ craft room – this cute turquoise cube has sheets and blankets for the hide-a-bed.
I’ve stacked these large decorative boxes and they act as a side table in my loft. What you can’t see is the backside where I’ve labeled them. There’s one for me, and one for each of my brothers. When my parents and Aunt passed away I became the recipient of all the photos. If I’m watching TV in the loft I’ll sort through photos at the same time and put them in the appropriate box. Doing it this way seems to be working.
There ya have it. How do you store the clutter that you just can’t seem to get rid of?
Happy Day 13 of 31 Days To Clutter Free.
I’m slowly getting through things, how about you? I’ve spent some time going through my favorite collection – craft stuff. I call it organized clutter. I won’t tell you what my hubby calls it. 🙂
I think we are all going to always going to have some clutter. Just make sure it’s organized and then it will look planned. Try and keep it confined and stick to the plan to keep it from spreading. Here’s some ways I put my craft stuff in order.
My hubby has dubbed my spare room “the woman cave”. It has all my favorite things, all my clutter, in organized fashion.
Cellophane and wrapping paper for my candy bouquets housed in an empty garbage can.
Scrapbook paper all filed away by color…
An extra closet…
Have fun organizing your favorite clutter and remember, it’s okay.