Mission to Minimalize | update #2

Mission to minimalize

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:

Downstairs  

Living Room

Dining Room

Foyer

Kitchen

half bathroom 

Upstairs

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  The largest bedroom in the house has outdated drop ceilings and old carpeting.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!

Guest Room

PlayRoom/office/misc

3rd Floor

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.
Office 

 

Do you have any minimizing/organizing goals?  Have you made any progress?

 

See my other mission to minimalize posts
Mission to Minimalize
Mission to Minimalize | update!

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6 thoughts on “Mission to Minimalize | update #2”

  1. Great progress Katy 🙂 Also, congrats on starting the new job – must be exciting!

    I’m trying to set my schedule so I can balance friends, family, and work. I recently took on a new consulting gig which will require 4-5 hours a week. Essentially, I’m looking to minimize the time I “waste” each day.

    Thanks for sharing!

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  2. That’s awesome that your date was moved up plus to continue with decluttering. I have a feeling I wouldn’t want to do anything after starting a new job but relax. I have a tendency when put into a new situation to get super stressed and need more downtime to relax and unwind.

    Currently we don’t have any projects but I’m sure it will only be a matter of time before my wife decides that it’s time to declutter an area of the house 🙂

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  3. Congratulations Katy! I admire your quest on de-cluttering. It’s something I need to do, I just haven’t set hard goals on it. My goals for this year are to set goals 🙂 hahah!!

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    1. Setting goals is half the battle! It took me almost a year and half to set some goals, but I am so glad I did. I might not reach them, but at least I am making some progress.

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  4. I love your methodical and trackable methodology. I also do this anytime I feel like I’m faced with a task that is too big for me. I also do it with any large projects like when I reroofed my house. It helps me stay on track and not make it such a big deal in my mind. It also helps me find areas where expenses and time can be minimized.

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