April Decluttering

In April I started a major decluttering of the house using the KonMarie method (from the Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo). It’s going to take a long time – I expect up to a year but you’ve got to start somewhere. I am also moving towards a more minamalist home and am finding real joy in places when I have less stuff.

First job was the wardrobe/closet – which was not too bad a job as made major changes last August.

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I actually forgot to take a before photo but this is the after. It was quickly apparant I needed to buy some clothes (that fit) for Winter.

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And with some new Winter clothes.

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After the clothes, came the accessories.

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With Athena now studying at home, I moved all my stuff out of the study, so she could have the room.

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Looks great now and will be a wonderful place for her to do her school work.

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Of course this meant Athena rearranged her bedroom, getting a queen sized mattress for the floor.

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And it meant a major reshuffle and reorganisaiton of the “scrapbook room”, now to be known at the “study”. And yep, I forgot to take a before photo (too busy trying to film) but it looked a little something like this. Christy has now moved her desk to the other wall and we’ve set up a sewing desk in the corner. I also got rid of most of my scrapbooking supplies – just keeping a small selection for use in smash books and other crafting.

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The ladder that got moved out was repurposed to the girls bathroom to hold all our bath supplies.

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The last job for the month was books. I got rid of over half and now have ALL my cookbook together in the kitchen.

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Kitchen Declutter and Spring Clean

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Well, it’s that time again when I needed to declutter and spring clean the kitchen. If you’d like to see the process you can check out my videos. It took me a good week and half working on just a few cupboards at a time, as time allowed.

I totally forgot to take photos of the before, except for the pantry…. and I’m not even sure you see much difference in the photos.

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I’m really happy with the finished project, but unfortunately it hasn’t stayed looking quite this way… not surprising when so many meals and snacks are prepared here each day :-).

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