I am happy to say that I have *most* of the clutter under control in my house right now. However, there are a couple areas that I could improve as we approach the change of the seasons. First, our coat wardrobe needs to be cleaned out and reorganized, with hats and mittens for the winter. Second, I need to get the winter coats out of storage in the basement and swap them out with the spring jackets currently in the coat wardrobe. Third, I need to make a commitment to spend a little time going through boxes of “heirlooms” and “hand-me-downs” in the basement. When we moved into our house, DH’s parents used our basement as a dumping ground for all the stuff they didn’t want any more. While I’ve been successful and culling through a lot of it, more could be done. Part of this project will also include purchasing or building shelving to properly store the things that we do want to keep. The stack of boxes is currently taking up space that we want to put to use as a woodworking area. I hope to get rid of at least 30 items (I'm starting small because this is my first time in the challenge and I've already gotten ride of so many things this summer...I just never thought to keep a count).
I also recently went through ds' drawers & closet. I did an inventory on the clothes I had purchased last year for this fall/winter and figured out what he still needed. Then I bagged up a few things that I knew I didn't want to keep for the next kiddo and that he didn't wear anymore. Probably got ride of at least 15-20 things.
Originally Posted by Amys1st
Does trimming a tree of huge branches count as decluttering? It is bigtime clutter looking at overgrown things.....
Oh yeah, I also need to trim up the trees in the yard!