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#1 of 17 Old 05-09-2006, 03:06 AM - Thread Starter
 
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There are so many of us on decluttering missions lately...I thought it would be fun to post photos of our successes! I didn't take any before shots, but you can use your imagination. Everytime I open the doors to my cupboards, I am filled with JOY!! I wanted to share the joy with everyone...and I'm hoping others will post too. I love "seeing" what you're all up to! Plus, it encourages me to keep going.

My kitchen cupboards:
The dishes -- I followed Kincaid's advice from this thread and cut back to FOUR place settings. I stored the rest in boxes in the basement. This has made a HUGE difference! I love it.

The food -- I still need to go get more glass jars to store my dry bulk items in, but this is a huge improvement for me. I have a teeny tiny kitchen, and no cupboard space. But now I have room to spare! I recovered the shelves with contact paper which really made it look crisp and clean again.

The hall closet:
I have always had TONS of excess beauty products. I think it's taken me 4-5 different cleaning "events" over the last several months to convince myself that I don't need that stuff. I only kept what I am using right now. For homeopatic meds, bandaids, etc. I kept of course. And towels...I only kept 6 nice towels. You would not believe how many towels I had accumulated...oh my. This helps us to reuse them too. I also got rid of all extra blankets...I have a nice blanket and comforter on our guest bed which is plenty extra.

That's all for now. Thanks for letting me share! Next?

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I see we have the same Lane mini cedar chest.

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I am inspired. I am going to clean out my kitchen cupboard tomorrow. There is so much stuff that is tucked away and hidden, and then it goes bad or stale. I like how everything is visible in your cupboard. I like the four setting rule too. Very nice!
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Kids' Rooms before:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...z/dcp_0412.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...z/dcp_0421.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...z/dcp_0413.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...z/dcp_0414.jpg

Kids' Rooms after:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...z/dcp_0422.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...z/dcp_0424.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...z/dcp_0415.jpg

And this one is just embarassing but I'll post it to inspire others I guess:

Hall closet before (the junk closet):

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...z/dcp_0429.jpg

After:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...z/dcp_0439.jpg

I've purged even more since I took these..Especially toys!! They just weren't playing with everything!!

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Here are a few of mine

http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/sweenl.../ph//my_photos

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Way to go ladies! I should take your ideas and run with it! Congratulations everyone!
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Those photos are very inspiring!
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I am especially impressed by the way you made a naked baby doll turn into a real girl.
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Oh boy, can I play?...I am now so motivated to ACCOMPLISH some decluttering this weekend.
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You all inspire me to get going...

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Great inspiration!

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Mama to DD (8) DS (7) & DS (1)

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I am especially impressed by the way you made a naked baby doll turn into a real girl.
That is too funny. Okay. I just cleaned up a few things and I'll be taking a bag of clothes down to my local sheter this afternoon. Woo hoo!!! After only 60 minutes of buckling down and getting rid of stuff....

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WOW! You guys are great!

I was so inspired that I just bagged up SIX large garbage bags of clothes to go to charity. The bad part is that I have MUCH more to go!
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This is my baby's room.
No~I never make the bed.....

http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/rainbo...cd.jpg&.src=ph
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Delight,your closet/pantry looks absolutely sexy dahling! Gosh I love organization.
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So inspiring

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Thanks, I needed a shot in the arm to get going!
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