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.

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.

Simply Clutter Free: Day 6

While I don’t have a craft room, I do think that today’s activity of purging the craft supplies is going to take me more time then previous tasks! I seem to have bins all over the house 😛 I’ll be sorting through my daughters craft supplies too. By the way, I love these storage boxes from London Drugs,. They’re wonderful for holding all sorts of stuff!

Here are some links to great craft organization tips:

What’s the craft supply situation like in your home? How much did you manage to purge? Maybe you’ll find some unfinished projects you can finish! 

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 5

I am so ready to take down the Christmas decorations! Enough is enough of the festive “clutter” I say! 🙂

Even though this was our second Christmas in our “new” home, there was still a lot of stuff that didn’t get put out. Simply because I didn’t know where to put it, but also because I just didn’t want a lot of stuff out! I’ll definitely be doing some purging.

I keep everything (knick knacks, ornaments, garlands, stockings…etc.) in two large bins. Plus our Christmas tree that fits neatly into its own box. Two boxes is enough stuff for me! So, if I buy something new, something old has to leave!

While I do manage to cram everything into the bins, I did find some great Christmas organization ideas:

Do you have any Christmas organization tips?  When do you typically put away all your decorations?

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.