Thursday, March 8, 2012


 I was doing my annual decluttering of the house this week. There were 3 areas that i found the most clutter. My cupboards, bedroom closets and bookcases. Here are my guidelines for decluttering these areas.

Kitchen cupboards:
- Go through all you kitchen cupboards, one at a time of course, and you will be amazed at what you find that can be thrown out or donate. When I cleaned mine out not too long ago, I  found spices that were expired. This will also help your organization which you can do as you declutter.

Bedroom Closets:
 -  If you haven't worn it in awhile or it doesn't fit get rid of it.    I am always amazed at the clothes I get rid of when I clean out my closets!

Bookcases - I have a tendency to keep books that i read and never read again.  Also, go through knickknacks, papers, magazines, or anything else filling up those bookcases. I also do this with movies and Cd's and get rid of the ones i no longer need.

My rule if I'm not going to read it, watch it, use it, or listen to it, it gets donated!! I give to different organizations near my home. I think it's awesome to help others in need! Another thing i do with my son's old clothes, books, and toys is have swaps with other moms in my area. This a big help and you can get items that you need also!

The rest of the house is a piece of cake once you have decluttered these areas. Once you have everything decluttered and organized, get everyone to keep everything in its place and your home will remain organized.

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