So many areas to tackle….What to choose this week??? I am all about simplifying and decluttering, but sometimes getting the motivation to just START the job is overwhelming. So I decided to pick a couple of small jobs that wouldn’t make too much of a mess to complete. As embarrassing as it is, here is one of my “junk” drawers from the kitchen before I tackled it.
Every little odd and end that we don’t have an official place for, ends up here. I sorted everything into 3 piles–trash, stuff that belonged elsewhere in the house, and what needed to go back in the drawer. I scrounged up some baskets and an empty tray, and put some putty on the bottom of them so they wouldn’t
move around in the drawer. Then I organized what was in the pile to go back. Here is the after….
Like items together and corralled!My other chosen task was to purge some old videos from our family’s collection in the living room. Since we don’t have a separate family room, the living room is really our “living” room. We do so much in this room– homeschooling, playing, watching movies and working on the computer. It get’s cluttered FAST, and if I don’t stay on top of it, it gets bad. So to help keep things somewhat accessible and yet easy to put away, I try to use pieces of furniture that have some closed storage. I bought this cabinet at a yard sale for $40 and my hubby put in a shelf for me so we could store our movies in it.
I purged 16 of our old VHS movies to donate to our thrift store, and stored our loose miscellaneous items in this decorative box. My goal is to keep what we use and enjoy, and get rid of what we don’t. Life is so chaotic and cluttered, and I don’t want my home to be, so these are my baby steps for this week….