Simply Clutter Free: Day 11

We don’t have enough room in our kitchen for a junk drawer so I’d have to say that my nightstand does the honours well.   But it’s all useful junk!  You know, chocolate (when I need to escape the kids), flashlight, chapstick, books…

Honestly I’m not sure how good I can make the nightstand look, but I’m going to try! I’m sure I can find a proper home for some items. The bottom drawer was full of books, but I purged many books from there the other day.

I think as long as I have the top nicely cleared off, I’ll be happy. Now I hope my husband will get on board with his side!

How’s the state of your nightstand?

I will be posting random progress reports throughout the week over in the Simply Frugal Facebook group and Instagram! Follow me on Instagram @simplyfrugal and use the hashtag #simplyclutterfree to get updates and see what others are up to during the challenge! If you’re on Pinterest, be sure to follow my organization board for interesting organization links! Also, download and print the organizing calendar here.

Simply Clutter Free: Day 10

It’s time today to see what kind of scary things are lurking in your bathroom cupboards!  I’m sure I’ll find a few long forgotten items because bathroom stuff just sort of got shoved in the cupboards when we moved! One thing I know for sure is that the cupboards and closet in our bathrooms are in need of some organization. I’m also looking forward to tossing quite a few things!

Here are a few links to inspiring bathroom organization ideas:

What is your bathroom cupboard situation like? Will this be an all day task or a short one?

I will be posting random progress reports throughout the week over in the Simply Frugal Facebook group and Instagram! Follow me on Instagram @simplyfrugal and use the hashtag #simplyclutterfree to get updates and see what others are up to during the challenge! If you’re on Pinterest, be sure to follow my organization board for interesting organization links! Also, download and print the organizing calendar here.

Simply Clutter Free: Day 9

Ah books.  I’m so torn with books. I have some I’m keeping only because I loved reading them when I was younger and I thought my daughters might enjoy them one day.  Silly?  I’m not sure!  However, today, I am determined to purge at least a few books.

I’ve been buying (and borrowing) less books lately because I bought a Kindle a couple of years ago. I avoided those electronic devices for so long, but in the end they really spoke to my “wanting less clutter” side. And now I’m in love with the thing. I actually read more often! And I love that I can have so many books when we go away!

As you might have guessed, today’s activity for the Simply Clutter Free Challenge is to sort through our books. I know I have some books that I think some friends of mine will enjoy so I’ll be giving those away.

Do you have books you need to be rid of?  How do you ‘rid’ them? Sell them? Donate them?

I will be posting random progress reports throughout the week over in the Simply Frugal Facebook group and Instagram! Follow me on Instagram @simplyfrugal and use the hashtag #simplyclutterfree to get updates and see what others are up to during the challenge! If you’re on Pinterest, be sure to follow my organization board for interesting organization links! Also, download and print the organizing calendar here.

Simply Clutter Free: Day 8

I always find the task of purging clothes somewhat overwhelming. Even if I haven’t worn something in a long time, I can usually find a reason to wear it once I’m deciding to purge it 😛However, I’m sure that there are some clothes that I either don’t like, or that don’t/won’t fit properly. While I don’t think my purge pile will be huge this time, I know I’ll have something to say goodbye too.

I will also be going through my daughters’ closets to put away too small clothes and purge stuff they don’t wear.

Here’s a post I wrote about 7 Ways to Pare Down Your Closet that may help you today. Also, I read the book The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up and I feel like it made me look at my clothes in a whole new way (and other household items). You may enjoy it as well! Also, the new show on Netflix, Tidying Up by Marie Kondo was really inspiring and helped me to understand the book a bit more!

Do you have a lot of clothes that will be going into the purge pile?

I will be posting random progress reports throughout the week over in the Simply Frugal Facebook group and Instagram! Follow me on Instagram @simplyfrugal and use the hashtag #simplyclutterfree to get updates and see what others are up to during the challenge! If you’re on Pinterest, be sure to follow my organization board for interesting organization links! Also, download and print the organizing calendar here.

Links Worth Sharing: Week of January 12, 2019

Here are the interesting links I came across on my travels around the web this week!  Enjoy and have a great weekend!

Here are some posts you may have missed form Simply Frugal:

Simply Clutter Free: Day 7

Today’s Declutterathon activity: purge the shoes!

This shouldn’t be too hard around here.  I don’t have many shoes and my husband has even less!  I think my struggle is going to be convincing my husband that he needs to finally throw away his old broken soccer cleats. (He thinks he might use them one day as backup shoes??) I think if it’s been a year and he hasn’t needed them, they’re gone. 😛

The problem with my shoes is that some of them only get worn a few times a year. I keep trying to convince myself they need to go, but then I end up wearing them again out of sympathy or something. I’m weird, I know.

As for my daughters’ shoes, the too small ones and out of season ones will go into storage or get donated.

How do you keep a handle on your shoe situation?

I will be posting random progress reports throughout the week over in the Simply Frugal Facebook group and Instagram! Follow me on Instagram @simplyfrugal and use the hashtag #simplyclutterfree to get updates and see what others are up to during the challenge! If you’re on Pinterest, be sure to follow my organization board for interesting organization links! Also, download and print the organizing calendar here.