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#1021 of 1163 Old 08-03-2011, 08:17 PM
 
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I LOVE this thread. So, so inspiring.

My house is decluttered compared to what it use to be, but by no means clean. ;)

I haven't vacuumed in a week and there are dishes in the sink. Ignore the dust, LOL!

 

Eat in kitchen, very minimal, I love it!

 

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The rest if the kitchen, most used space in the house.  

 

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Couldn't get a good photo of the kids bathroom, but it is very plain. Just the map shower curtain and my 3 year old's "Earth". ;)

 

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Messiest room, but the 4 kids have to have toys someplace. ;) No one sleeps in the bed, so I don't bother making it.

 

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School room. Current things on the table, couch and TV are also in this room, used during baby's nap time.

 

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The green chair is where I sit with the laptop, hang out at night when kiddos are in bed, etc. It's my office while I am pregnant, due in Dec. ;)

The artwork needs to go on the wall. I will put baby's things in the dresser and add the changing pad to the top of this dresser. Maybe hang a mobile from the ceiling there. Time to start nesting!

 

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looks great. I love a minimal space! :D

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I've been lurking and looking at photos here for months, but never posted my pics, I figured it's time :)

 

We live in a 3 bedroom apt with my dh and 3 kids. The youngest sleeps with us for now, but will join her sister in her room soon. My ds has his own room. I've always been pretty organized, but kids sure go out of their way to make it as challenging as possible, lol! I purge out stuff regularly, plus do a big annual purge where I literally go nuts (usually send my kids to grandparents for the day).

I'm not sure how big our apt. is, but if I estimate to be around 1200 sq. feet.

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Living room

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Living room from a different angle, facing the entry way

 

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Eat in kitchen with kids' table which we also use for crafts

 

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Table (art will go on top of table), Fridge and pantry (an old Ikea wardrobe, had it for a while and when we moved we noticed it would fit that space perfectly)

 

 

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Girls' room, bunk bed (ds sleeps on the top bunk now, while the baby is still with us)

 

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Storage (the cart holds all the playmobil people and polly pockets-- can't give those up :))

 

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These are mostly my youngest' toys and the dollhouse my dh made for them

 

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Our bed and baby's dresser

 

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wall on the right side of the bed- dh's office and dresser

 

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These next pics are ds' room, consider them as "before" pics, I have some purging to do :)

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desk/ lego display shelf- when our youngest will move to her sister's bunk bed, he will get a loft bed on top of the desk

 

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overflowing booshelf and more shots of desk :)

 

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bathroom (will try to spruce it up a bit, maybe new curtain plus art work)

 

And that is my home! Hope you guys enjoyed it. I always think of it as a work in progress but I do love it clean and simple. We feel like we have enough space (most of our cupboards still have empty space/shelves) even though it's considered a small home for a family of 5.

 

 


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Beautiful Kuba's Mama!  I can't imagine apartment living because I live in a highly seasonal place -- summer is shorts and winter is definitely parkas. I need someplace to totally swap out our wardrobes.


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Thanks... um, we live in Canada, lol :)

Actually, for the kids they pretty much get new winter clothes every year or two anyway... if they still fit I keep the snowsuits either on the far side of the closet or on the top shelf. As for dh and I, we do put our winter clothes at our inlaws` for the summer (they have a big house and they don`t mind at all). It`s only about 1 or 2 jackets max each though.


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so what about skis? skates? snowshovels? (i guess you probably don't shovel).


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yea, and don`t ski either :) but skates are alright we have space for those. Before you ask, there is room for bicycles down in the lobby winky.gif


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Pax, love those birds cushions! smile.gif



Me too! Did you make them?

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Thanks... um, we live in Canada, lol :)

Actually, for the kids they pretty much get new winter clothes every year or two anyway... if they still fit I keep the snowsuits either on the far side of the closet or on the top shelf. As for dh and I, we do put our winter clothes at our inlaws` for the summer (they have a big house and they don`t mind at all). It`s only about 1 or 2 jackets max each though.



Hey, fellow Canuck! We lived in the Beaches for years, High Park for a while, and now we're in Pickering. Nice to see a (kind of) local mama! 

 

I wanted to ask, where did you get the cool owl poster in the kid's room?

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Hello there :)

Owls are kind of my thing, lol. I have some ceramic ones strewn about the living room too, if you can see that. The big poster in the girls' room is actually from Ikea (12 bucks!) and it's not even "just" a poster, it's like a plaque :) Can't beat the price. The "endangered owl" poster my son has is actually free from a conservation area we often go to (it has a cool bird of prey sanctuary; it's called Mountsberg, if you're interested :)

 


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Now I'm scrolling back thinking, "owl poster? what owl poster?"  LOVE it. Will keep my eye out for it next time I go to Ikea.

 

 

 

 


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These are all so awesome!


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It looks fabulous! Before my kids were old enough, I used to keep the cleaners up there too!

 

 


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Love these pictures, mommas! Very inspiring. :)

 

My house is pretty uncluttered, but not really picture worthy...

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Our office before and afters.  It's our only 'storage' room (we live in a mobile home) and it definitely got too cluttered to live with.  3 recycling bags, 2 garbage bags, and 4 donation boxes later, we have our office back.

 

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Ooh! Just stumbled upon this thread. We're prepping to list our house. Wish I had before pics, but the decluttered spaces is heavenly. I (almost) don't want to move! Will come back with pics.

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zakdat, great work! What an improvement. :)

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awesome. i should take some before pics of my "office" at home.


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Wow, zakdat, I feel tired just from seeing all the work you did. Awesome job.


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Thanks.  smile.gif  I felt a bit embarassed to post the before pictures, but the after has a much bigger impact that way.  I love our office now.


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Thanks.  smile.gif  I felt a bit embarassed to post the before pictures, but the after has a much bigger impact that way.  I love our office now.



Nothing I can't see by twirling around in my chair. wink1.gif

 

Looks great!  I'm feeling inspired to tackle another part of our place.  Not the office, though, as that is dh's stuff.  I figure letting people see a mess just makes them feel better about their own homes.  It's like a public service. lol.gif


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I'm a newbie. This thread is sooooo inspiring.  I moved into my house 4 months ago, and my decluttering is going in baby steps. I have donated 4 bags of clothes/misc. items to the salvation army/goodwill. My house is still cluttered, though. :(

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Aw that sucks but wtg on donating 4 bags! That's a great start!


 

 

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yes, it is a process. and HAS to be an ongoing process. Otherwise the stuff keeps coming in.

 

I'm going to post some "before" pics. Last weekend we cleared out our dining room. "AFTER" coming as soon as I get home from work to take the pics.

 

 

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Here is our playroom. I got rid of the bed and put her swing in the corner now. I took the cover off the love seat (you can see a tiny bit of it in the one pic) and we just have an armchair and loveseat now, dark green faux suede. I am a bit overwhelmed with the decals and unhappy they are PVC ;( , but I can't find an EVA / PEVA ones.

 

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This is helping me so much. I already got our entry closet cleaned out and organized.!!!

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Here is our playroom. I got rid of the bed and put her swing in the corner now. I took the cover off the love seat (you can see a tiny bit of it in the one pic) and we just have an armchair and loveseat now, dark green faux suede. I am a bit overwhelmed with the decals and unhappy they are PVC ;( , but I can't find an EVA / PEVA ones.

 

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Oh my goodness, that is the cutest play room!
 

 



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yes, it is a process. and HAS to be an ongoing process. Otherwise the stuff keeps coming in.

 

I'm going to post some "before" pics. Last weekend we cleared out our dining room. "AFTER" coming as soon as I get home from work to take the pics.

 

 

 

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How do you keep your kids artwork hanging on that little thing? I don't see any pins. My kids have a tonnnnnn of artwork that they like shown off but my poor fridge can't take any more.

 

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This is helping me so much. I already got our entry closet cleaned out and organized.!!!



Awesome, great job!!!


 

 

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D'OH. I see the little clip things now that I clicked the pic to make it bigger. Will have to try that out!


 

 

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And after.

 

In the interest of keeping it real, I've left a few random items out. We don't have a first floor closet but if I leave the vacuum out in the dining room my husband will vacuum 3 times a week at least. Move that sucker to the basement and it's just too hard. ergo, vacuum is out. It usually lives in the corner that I hope to hang hooks in.

 

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Cleared off the table, window frame. You can see my black computer bag on the floor. It doesn't always live there but I just took the computer out of the case. Green backpack on its way to a new home and is sitting on the table so that when Peter comes by he'll have a new backpack for preschool. Top of the red bookshelf = stuff that is not mine, but needs to find a new home.

 

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Desk converted from giant pile of stuff that my husband keeps stuffing on there to holding kids' art supplies and a few items my dh needs to return tomorrow. Kids and I agreed to share said desk. Desk has always held kids' hair stuff. I hate the bookshelves over the desk, but they work and hold important stuff that I use regularly.

 

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Artwork is indeed help up by clips -- it's actually a curtain rod sold by ikea. My kids never want to throw anything away. Displaying it in the art gallery softens the blow when it is time to recycle. My husband likes to thrust their stuff onto the art table, making it un-useable (this is a theme). And my kids are outgrowing the art table. 1-2 more years and I suspect we'll replace this with a desk. It isn't pretty in my dining room, but I like the idea of the previous owners of computers/desk spaces in the public areas of the house for kids.

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This area is a work in progress. My kids have coat hooks in the front entrance area (tiny room). But they are getting bigger and now their coats drag on the floor. I envision this wall becoming our "mud room". At least until we have 20,000 dollars to build an actual mudroom to receive our stuff. The box contains backpacks when they come home from school. The cabinet in the middle is going someplace out (but as soon as I cleared out the space my husband moved it in this corner). It will contain our liquor cabinet + special glasses. I saw one at crate and barrel that I really liked but I don't drink that much. This is an old record (LP) cabinet I picked up for 20 bucks. And lastly we live in an area where we take shoes off at the door. This basket holds the shoes.


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