Thursday, January 27, 2011

War on clutter resumes!

Well I think I took a long enough holiday since the last lot here, so it was about time I got back to the task in hand!
Heather; At Home in The Townships has been waging her own war on the clutter and she looks like she's winning too. So I'm taking her lead, Heather is doing one entire room a week. For some of my areas I don't think I will need that long, but I think I may when I get started on the kitchen!
I really do need to start in the kitchen, but I'm waiting on Joe to fix a few shelves, so I'm not doing anything until that's sorted.

I've been busy in the kitchen anyway being Mrs Pickles! So today I decided to do the laundry upstairs, it's a good sized room and gets a lot of use, through traffic and often ends up and as a dumping ground. The pictures as follows are before and after shots.






Jinx my ever present helper! Who incidently buggered off when the real work began!




I find it worrying that we have so many supports! I thought sport was meant to be good for ya!?!


That's another room out of the way!
Handy tip #1 : To ensure a succesful decluttering session, just throw the lot in the bloody bin!


15 comments:

  1. You are doing a great job Sue and I agree with your tip just throw it out.

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  2. It gets easier I have to admit, it's got to be easier in the long run hasn't it! I mean if you keep stuff you don't really need then it's just going to need tidying up again at some point! hahah

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  3. Looking good! I love to declutter and I'm due for another round. Gotta say though...your laundry room didn't look too terribly cluttered. And it's HUGE too! Lucky woman, you!

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  4. Ahh I was breaking myself in gently! Wait til I get to the kitchen! I'm borrowing the bulldozer from the farm down the road!! :D

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  5. It looks so nice and clean! Isn't it amazing what happens when everything is put away? Hum... want to come do mine??? ;)

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  6. Um now Linda lemme think?? lol :D

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  7. I also have to declutter. It is something that I have been putting off. After having read your post, it made me want to put it off even longer....but your laundry looks fantastic. Neat, orderly and sooo user friendly. Now I am torn....hold onto the extras that I may need *one day* or just wing and see and chuck it all out?

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  8. Ah now I would say chuck it out! Set yourself freeeeeee! :D

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  9. Yay! I've converted someone! (Or should I say "inspired"!;) )

    I'm still in love with this idea, I don't know why I haven't done it sooner. I tried having a weekly schedule where I clean one room each day... but then I'd miss one for some reason and the whole thing would be shot. This way I can have some lazy days during the week and still stay caught up. ;)

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  10. Ooooh! Ahhhhh! Your before and after pictures are MAGNIFICENT! I'm salivating over all those wonderful (virtually empty) cabinets you have now... all that storage! All that tidiness!!
    Love that helper you've got, too... I've got helpers like that, also - who suddenly disappear when it's really time to get the hands dirty! lol

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  11. Aye Heather you trend setter you! It's a darned good idea though cos then you don't set your goals too hig and it them becomes acchievable! Nice one :D
    Danni, yeah..helpers! gotta luv 'em. As for the empty shelves, I doubt the will be like that for long! I've got the kitchen downstairs to do yet! :(

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  12. You have a great home Sue, and great to still have empty shelves - I am ruthless when de-cluttering, "if in doubt, chuck it out" funny though the stuff we don't chuck just seems to disappear or get absorbed by the house lol weird that

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  13. Thanks Wendy and I know what you mean about the absorbtion thing, my theary is that it belongs thats why it blends in :D

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  14. You did a great job!!

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  15. Thanks Mel :D The kitchen pre-declutter is under way. Joe is sorting some shelving out for me :D

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