A Year to Declutter

I’m learning to make goals more attainable by giving myself plenty of time to fulfill the requirements.  This year, I have divided the house in 12 zones/rooms/ sections whatever.  Each month I will work really hard on each area to clean it out and declutter and leave myself feeling great. 

So for January we worked in the boys’ room AKA the Cozy Cone as Mikey calls it.   What’s funny is I didn’t start until the last weekend of the month to clear out the clutter and clean really well.  We did rearrange furniture, go through clothes, donate toys, and all that’s left is to figure out where to hang a cute picture arrangement… Yeah, it’s March, but oh well!

February- not so impressive.  It was the master bedroom, bathroom, closet, and retreat (little extra room with no closet off of our masterbedroom).  I sort of started on the last weekend of the month again and managed to make a bigger mess than when I started.  Oh, and I successfully added quite afew new pieces of clothes to the closet without getting rid of any.  Eek.  I’m hoping to get caught up with this project, but still start into March’s part of the house.

March!  We will march right in to hubby’s home office, attack the overflowing pile of receipts that are laying on top of the file box, we shall move the furniture around and maybe, just maybe add my office/craft room in the mix.  I’m a little nervous about sharing a home office with my hubs.  Go from full room to 1/2 room??  I’m going to be optimistic though and I think I will take the plunge to move my stuff in.  Crafts and computer repair all in one room!  Cricut personal cutting system meet the OKI color printer.  And sewing machine, this is your new bunkmate- the server on the floor next to the automated phone system that shares floorspace with those 2 computer towers.  They can’t talk right now, because they need to be fixed.  Don’t you complain sewing machine.  I could put you in the garage with 10 broken computers and all their misc. parts!  What do you think?  I would be embarrassed to show before/ after pics, but maybe it’s what I need to stay motivated.

2 thoughts on “A Year to Declutter

  1. You DEFINETELY need to post pictures!!! You know what helps me, watch a couple of episodes of Clean Sweep, Mission Organization, any of those shows. Then, while you’re motivated and ready to purge your stuff get going! My friends think I’m crazy – I love to organize and clean out drawers, closets, etc. It’s a weird sickness…

  2. We don’t have cable, so she can’t watch HGTV. You are welcome to come to our house anytime you want and organize & clean out drawers, etc.

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