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Organizing Around the House

In addition to The Organizing Junkie’s 52 Weeks of Organizing challenge, i Heart Organizing has had a month long organizing challenge in which she assigned an area of the house each week to be organized.   (Can I have a nickel for everytime I say organizing, organizing, organizing…..?) Anyway I am going to do a  “by area roundup” review of some of what I have worked on for the last month, starting with my entry way.
Before

gettting rid of clutter, Organizing Around the House,

gettting rid of clutter, Organizing Around the House, After
On to the living room….

gettting rid of clutter, Organizing Around the House, I purged these videos to donate…gettting rid of clutter, Organizing Around the House, From this cabinet In the kitchen I decluttered….

gettting rid of clutter, Organizing Around the House, The counter went from crazy

gettting rid of clutter, Organizing Around the House,

To calm
And…
gettting rid of clutter, Organizing Around the House, My medicine cabinet went from this…gettting rid of clutter, Organizing Around the House, To this…  🙂
And a disastrous drawer went from this….
gettting rid of clutter, Organizing Around the House, Oh my!
To…
gettting rid of clutter, Organizing Around the House, Hello!
The kids’ bathroom received some:
Tub toy purging

gettting rid of clutter, Organizing Around the House,
Much better after

gettting rid of clutter, Organizing Around the House,
gettting rid of clutter, Organizing Around the House, Their toothbrush drawer got tidied and cleaned
And…
gettting rid of clutter, Organizing Around the House, The scary corner in my bedroom turned into…
gettting rid of clutter, Organizing Around the House, Not so scary after all 

My son’s clothing….
gettting rid of clutter, Organizing Around the House, Beforegettting rid of clutter, Organizing Around the House, After some purging and tidying
For something new… Can you say “HOT SPOT”!?
gettting rid of clutter, Organizing Around the House, This coffee table is where the “living” happens in our living room. My kids play around it. We snack, read, and watch t.v. around it, and it is a GIANT magnet for  everything that needs a place to park for the moment. So it is in CONSTANT need of decluttering as you can obviously see!gettting rid of clutter, Organizing Around the House, So I worked hard, and recruited my kids to put their toys away, and this is what we got it to look like for 2 whole minutes!
i Heart Organizing asked us to purge at least 30 things for the month of April,
and I can proudly say I went way over.
gettting rid of clutter, Organizing Around the House, My hubby hauled all this to a Salvation Army store for me!
While maintenance is most always necessary after organizing and decluttering a space, it is much easier to keep up with than to deal with in the first place, and it is so exciting and satisfying to see the results!