Monday, April 4, 2011

Declutter, Plan & Prepare: March 2011

oops! Sorry about February totally forgot, actually not sure anything much got done in the delcuttering department during Feb anyway. Even this month I was only able to tackle a few small areas of decluttering, but every bit helps.

Third draw down in the kitchen, does everyone have one of these lol! A mess of kitchen odds and ends and way too many birthday cake candles.

Much better. Containers are from Howards Storage World, love that store.

Our games cupboard is a bugbear. It simply never stays tidy. Every six or so months I find myself having to reorganise this space. I keep seeing bloggers that have ditched the boxes from the games and are now storing them in ziplock bags, placed inside a container of some description.

The end result is always a clean, clutter free space. This makes me panicky, ridiculous I know, but cutting and throwing away the boxes of the games does; even though I have considered doing this for a couple of years now I have never been able to take the plunge.

This month I bit the bullet and headed out to KMart to pick up some baskets and large ziplock bags. I have a loooong way to go on this project.

Our top draw in the ensuite, another embarrassment, but one that was quickly remedied.

Yet again containers from Howards Storage World. These ones clip together but they don't stay together and often come apart, however they were alot less expensive than the ones I used in the kitchen draw.

That's it for this month of decluttering around the home. I've been working hard on upcoming units for the kids, finding resources etc.

I personally am just finishing off a seven day internal cleanse/juice fast and definitely feel a whole lot better for it.

What about you? Done any decluttering this past month?

Past decluttering posts:

The Impetus



Inoureyes said...

I dont think i could do that to the game boxes. The kids spy the games and puzzle bookcase through the day and choose from the display (boxes stacked on top of each other) Mind you i declutter, rearrange and bring out new for old from cupboards everyweek.
Those containers look great.
My bathroom cupboard dosnt have any you can imagine what falls out when you open a door!

Anonymous said...

I love how you are storing your games! We have so many puizzles and games with crushed corners this would be a great solution. Thanks for sharing :)

Deborah said...

My work room looks like someone just took a giant fan and blew stuff everywhere right now! I can't even think when I am this unorganized!!

Michelle said...

I went through our books last month. Didn't get rid of many, but we packed away a ton of them, and we're doing a seasonal rotation with the picture books now. So much nicer, and the kids actually pay attention to the "new" books we have out now.

I did that with my oldest's puzzles a few years back. It was so nice! But I don't know if I could do that with games, but it really works well for puzzles.

Anonymous said...

I love what you have done with the games! I am going to adopt this for both our games and puzzles...I need more space!!! :)

Ingi said...

Wow - you are brave showing the world your "before" photos! I decluttered our sideboard draw in the January holidays. It's something that never goes away!

Martianne said...

Thank you for the detailed and encouraging message you left in the comments of my homeschool questioning post. And, thank you for this decluttering post on your blog. I am always amidst trying to declutter and seeing your small bites of progress encourages me.

Anonymous said...

i have a little job for you K when u come up!! LOL!!!

Sandra (Sam) said...

Great idea with the games! We hardly ever even play games cause it's such a pain to pull them out without causing an avalanche! I'm stealing your idea :)

Diana W. said...

That game idea is amazing. Did you just use gallon size zip close bags? I think I want to do that before we move to save space, but I don't want to screw up!

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