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post #221 of 1163
I love looking at everyone's pics! Gives me the kick in the butt I need! Hopefully after my weekend of decluttering & scrubbing I can post mine
post #222 of 1163
i love your laundry room too!

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post #223 of 1163
I've been decluttering off and on for a few years now and thought I would share my progress here. I don't have any before pictures, but we've done away with at least half of our stuff.

this is my house as it is today, all I did before taking pictures was make the bed in the master bedroom and put away a couple baskets of toys in the playroom. I can't say enough about just having what we need, and no more. it makes keeping on top of the house so much simpler. we used to have way too much stuff, mostly dh but I had some excess as well.



main floor

side entrance landing
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...ed005Small.jpg

bathroom
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...ed001Small.jpg

spare room
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...ed002Small.jpg

living room
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...ed003Small.jpg

kitchen
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...ed004Small.jpg

upstairs

play area
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...ed008Small.jpg

DS2's room
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...ed009Small.jpg

DS1's room. i should have got a different angle, it looks very tiny, but it's really only a little bit tiny lol
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...ed006Small.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...ed007Small.jpg

basement playroom
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...om005Small.jpg
post #224 of 1163
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Originally Posted by HeathenMama View Post

We have three baskets over the washer - 1) stray socks 2) stuff to go downstairs 3) miscellaneous
BRILLIANT!

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Originally Posted by HeathenMama View Post
And on the other side of the room, each human in our house gets a basket.
I love your laundry room. I also love love love these baskets. Where did you get them?

And can I say I'm drooling over the idea of doing laundry upstairs? I assume your laundry area must be close to where you actually live? We have an older house so the laundry room is in the basement -- we have a chute, but it's two flights from where the stuff is clean to where it actually goes.
post #225 of 1163
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Originally Posted by Erin+babyAndrew View Post
I've been decluttering off and on for a few years now and thought I would share my progress here. I don't have any before pictures, but we've done away with at least half of our stuff.

this is my house as it is today, all I did before taking pictures was make the bed in the master bedroom and put away a couple baskets of toys in the playroom. I can't say enough about just having what we need, and no more. it makes keeping on top of the house so much simpler. we used to have way too much stuff, mostly dh but I had some excess as well.

beautiful!
post #226 of 1163
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Originally Posted by Erin+babyAndrew View Post
I've been decluttering off and on for a few years now and thought I would share my progress here. I don't have any before pictures, but we've done away with at least half of our stuff.
Wow. Everything looks so serene. I love your living room!
post #227 of 1163
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Wow. Everything looks so serene. I love your living room!
thank you! isn't it funny how the giant cardboard box kind of blends in there? we have windows cut out of it so the boys can play in it.
post #228 of 1163
I finally accomplished something today, so I wanted to post. The kitchen table and sideboard are one of the big problem areas in my house as you can see:
kitchen table before
sideboard before

Today, they are finally clean and clear!
table after
sideboard after

Now, to keep them that way...
post #229 of 1163
Grace,

I'm loving your red chairs! Did you find them that way or paint them yourselves? Good job on the cleaning up, it looks great!

ETA: I just looked through the rest of you house pictures and your kitchen looks amazing! Did you guys build it yourselves? Do you know what kind of wood the shelving is made of?
post #230 of 1163
Thanks! Our house is very, very special to us.

No, we didn't do the kitchen, the previous owners (who lived here for 25 years) did it. The shelves and cabinets are oak, actually, though they don't really look it.

The red chairs were my project, and were made that way by many layers of high-gloss spray paint over some maple-laminate chairs we got off Craigslist. I love them.
post #231 of 1163
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Originally Posted by avengingophelia View Post
I finally accomplished something today, so I wanted to post. The kitchen table and sideboard are one of the big problem areas in my house as you can see:
kitchen table before
sideboard before

Today, they are finally clean and clear!
table after
sideboard after

Now, to keep them that way...
Lookin' good, Mama. I still love those red chairs!
post #232 of 1163
Clean tabletops make me smile. Good job!

As for keeping them that way ... clear them off each night before bed and the next day you'll feel like it's Christmas morning in reverse to come down all bleary-eyed and searching for coffee, only to discover the treat of a clear surface ...


ps. I heart your chairs.
post #233 of 1163
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Originally Posted by avengingophelia View Post

The red chairs were my project, and were made that way by many layers of high-gloss spray paint over some maple-laminate chairs we got off Craigslist. I love them.
You can spray paint laminate? Did you use a spray primer first?
post #234 of 1163
I used the type of spray paint that is meant for plastic. It's fairly horrible stuff, but it is sure holding up well.
post #235 of 1163
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Originally Posted by Pancakes View Post
I'll post mine, they are already online anyway. Woo hoo, easy for me! We renovated our house last year and these are the after pics. The previous owners wanted to see, so I put up pics for them. My house is pretty much exactly like this now, except I do have a bit more clutter around my computer (bills, homeschool stuff), and the kitchen counter is now clear of all the junk that is on it in the pic.

Linky



I feel so weird posting these as a noobie. I fear one of you will know me and say "HEY!! I've been to your house!" LOL
I love the pictures!

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Originally Posted by avengingophelia View Post
I finally accomplished something today, so I wanted to post. The kitchen table and sideboard are one of the big problem areas in my house as you can see:
kitchen table before
sideboard before

Today, they are finally clean and clear!
table after
sideboard after

Now, to keep them that way...
Awesome transformation!
post #236 of 1163
What a great thread. I just love the ideas and inspiration! Does anyone else have any to share?
post #237 of 1163
I have worked very very hard at acheiving a clutter free and organized space. These are pictures of our new house in september. It still looks the same

http://gentlegoddess.blogspot.com/

I put the pics on my blog instead
post #238 of 1163
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Originally Posted by Frogmorest View Post
I have worked very very hard at acheiving a clutter free and organized space. These are pictures of our new house in september. It still looks the same

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?ai...542661013&op=6 (you need to be on facebook in order to view)
I tried to look at your pics but the link is unavailable.
post #239 of 1163
Facebook albums are only viewable by friends, I think...
post #240 of 1163
Here is a link to my big clean
. . .

those closet pictures are actually the after shots despite how cluttered it looks.

and I am happy to report that almost two weeks later everything is still nice and clean. woohoo!!!
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