So actually ended up starting my new full time job this week! I found out pretty last minute my date was moving up 2 weeks. Oh boy was it a scramble to get myself ready. I had some shopping for work attire that I needed to do, and wanted to stock up on some household essentials as well as finishing my decluttering goals! There is still a lot left, which I guess I will squeeze into evenings and weekends. But here is our progress so far
Here is the progress so far:
Master Bedroom | Let me start out by saying our “master” bedroom is tiny! It has room for 1 queen bed, 2 very small nightstands and 1 mid-sized dresser. And that’s it. So this room constantly feels “cluttered” in my opinion, but I think its just too small for a “master”. The largest bedroom in the house has outdated drop ceilings and old carpeting. Our goal is to re-do that room this year and turn it into a master. I do think I did a great job of cleaning out and organizing our clothes. I got rid of almost 2 trash bags full of unworn and old clothes. I kon-marie’d our dresser and folded the clothes sideways instead of in stacks. At first I didn’t like it, but I think it has been easier for me to see what is in my dresser. It also has made it more obvious to me what clothes I am not wearing. Bathroom | I guess I need to call this more of a declutter than a true cleanout/minimalizing. But I did get a lot of crap stuff back in it’s place and organized the medicine cabinets and shelves. Little Bird’s Room | This was not super time consuming and but definitely emotionally draining. It’s so clear when I shift out his wardrobe that he is growing up so fast. I love the toddler he has become, but I miss that squishy baby.
Since the season are about to change, I was able to pack up some of the winter stuff that he had outgrown and switch in some spring clothes (mostly hand-me downs and gifts from my in-laws). I also organized his bookshelf and packed up some of the books either he is not interested in, or that my husband and I are sick of reading.
Little Bird loves to bring some of his favorite toys to bed with him, so I sorted through a bunch of trucks, care and trains and returned them to their proper home. I also sorted through his cloth diapers and straightened that area up, packed up a few things we don’t use anymore to make room for pull ups and underwear!
Living Room | I went through and packed up some of the toys that Little Bird no longer plays with. I sorted them to save and packed some up to give away. We have a large entertainment unit/storage that is mostly empty! I want to figure out the best way to store some toys in there so we can lessen the toys that are out in the open.
Do you have any minimizing/organizing goals? Have you made any progress?