Kicking off the official “War on Clutter”

by Melody on January 16, 2012

“Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful” – William Morris

One of my goals for the coming year is to organize and remove as much clutter as possible from each room in our house.  I started this project last year and lost a little steam once we hit the ground running for the holidays.

We were able to get rid of quite a bit of our stuff by donating, throwing away or passing on things we just weren’t using.  I immediately began to realize that my anxiety level was almost directly related to the amount of clutter we had.  The more we got rid of, the better I felt.  I also realized that by clearing out space and unused items, I actually felt like we had more.  We are able to see everything we have, everything has a place and a function.

Emptying my closet of clothes I haven’t worn for years has actually made me feel like I have more options.  When I’m constantly looking at clothes and saying “Those don’t fit” or “That won’t work for this function”, I’m telling myself I have nothing to wear.

I was able to do a decent bit on my own, but I need a plan of action.  I decided to follow along with my amazing Totally Together planner‘s suggestions on which room of the house to focus on.  I’ll be sharing with you my progress and tips and tricks I learn along the way.

My Mom and I are planning on renting a table at a huge yard sale in April so I will create a pile for that, a pile for Goodwill donations, a pile for our MOPS share table and just plain throw stuff away.

I hope you’ll join along with me.  I want to tackle this clutter monster head-on before it threatens to take over the house.

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