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.
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.
And with some new Winter clothes.
After the clothes, came the accessories.
With Athena now studying at home, I moved all my stuff out of the study, so she could have the room.
Looks great now and will be a wonderful place for her to do her school work.
Of course this meant Athena rearranged her bedroom, getting a queen sized mattress for the floor.
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.
The ladder that got moved out was repurposed to the girls bathroom to hold all our bath supplies.
The last job for the month was books. I got rid of over half and now have ALL my cookbook together in the kitchen.