As many of you know I am participating in a 91 Day DeClutter Challenge that Mary Organizes setup. My house is looking better every week.
Last week challenge was to declutter your closet. Here are the steps Mary listed out to help.
Sunday – Take the day off and mentally prepare for the week ahead. 91 days is a marathon, don’t let yourself get burned out by trying to sprint the first half! A day off to rest and re-focus is vital.
Monday – Take everything out of the closet, immediately purge items you don’t need anymore.
Tuesday – Sort things into categories and types. Do another round of purging.
Wednesday – Put everything back.
Thursday – Repeat as necessary.
Friday – Repeat as necessary.
Saturday –Repeat as necessary. Donate your donate items and Relocate your relocates. If a relocate item goes to a room you’ve already de-cluttered, then put it back where it goes. If the de-clutter item goes to a room that hasn’t been cleaned yet and it doesn’t have a place, just put it in the room.
I worked on two closets. The first one is the closet that is right when you come in through the front door. I use it to store the kids games and crafts. I do have hangers in the closet for when we have company.
The next closet I worked on is the closet right off the garage. This closet has always drove me crazy. It is always a mess and it is a very narrow hallway and the bifold doors took up a lot of room. So I decided to take off the bifold doors and put up curtains. I also took out the show shelf and put in closetmaid stackable organizers so more shoes can fit in there. I installed hooks for the kids backpacks, so they wouldn’t be on the floor all of the time. I bought four fabric bins to put headrests,umbrellas and snowpants in them to make it alot better.
Here is a picture of the fabric bins I put on the top shelf
I absolutely love how it turned out. It looks more open and organized.
This week is landing areas I already took before pictures and it is scary stay tuned for a post with before and after pictures.
Are you working on decluttering or organizing any areas in your home?