2018 House Purge : Update on my closet / office

Even though these photos are still a bit of a mess we are making progress and that is what it is all about right!? I am happy to say that I was able to get rid of 4 trash bags full of stuff and have 3 more I want to re-sell!!! Wowza – That is a whole lotta stuff and I haven’t even gone through my purses yet. (Remember, no judging)

This has definitely been a difficult process and I have become very overwhelmed at times as I really started to realize how much stuff I had when trying to clean and organize it. I do work full time, have a young baby and a husband which have my attention 99% of the time so needless to say that I have not gotten as much done in this room as I like so for now I am calling it a work in progress😁

I thought I would share a few tips I have learned so far that will hopefully make your de-cluttering journey more simple than mine.

– before doing anything think about your goals. In my closet / office I wanted everything to have a place and to have extra room for things (one of the worst feelings is trying to put things away, but there is no room anywhere!)

– once you have a goal in mind get 3 boxes or bins; one for trash, one for donate, one for sell.

– once you are in the thick of it know your limits. If it is just too much and you are overwhelmed start small – a desk drawer a day – then graduate to bigger tasks like your pantry

– if you are having a hard time getting rid of things get a friend to come help! We all have that one person on our lives that throws out any and everything (not in a bad way, some people are just really good with decluttering) and they are perfect! Luckily for me that person in my life is my husband. I was having a really hard time getting rid of shoes so I had him sit with me when I went through them and give his opinion. There were a few pairs that I was going to keep and he honestly asked “where and when would you wear those?” And I had no answer – to the sell or donate bins they go! And it actually felt great!

What are some things you do to stay on track when cleaning or organizing?

Hope your having a great Wednesday!



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