Mission to Minimalize | update #3

Mission to minimalize

Progress has been slow, but steady.  I am learning to have patience for myself as I adjust to working a new job and a new schedule.  We haven’t done any “serious” downsizing.  But we have been doing a better job of tidying up and decluttering every few days. I am pretty pleased that 2 more rooms are done.

Here is the progress so far:

Downstairs  

Living Room – We don’t have much in our living room and it’s mostly furniture.  A couch, love seat, 2 sitting chairs and 2 end tables.  I did finally organize some of my board games and kept the ones we like to play a lot upstairs, and moved some older ones down to the basement.  We also went through some of Little Bird’s toys.  We keep a few trucks under the chairs as well as some other toys.  We moved his blocks upstairs and brought his legos down.  So now all his toys in the living rooms can be stored under our 2 sitting chairs.

Dining Room–  This was another easy one.  We have a dining room table and 6 chairs, china cabinet, small dresser, buffet and book shelf in the dining room.  Even though we eat dinner every night in the dining room-it sometimes becomes thecatch-alll for paperwork and miscellaneous stuff.  I went through and sorted through old paperwork, and threw away some old cards and tucked everything back in its place.  I also sorted through some of our table linens and picked out some old placemats that have seen better days to donate.  I am sure there is more stuff in the this room I could find to give away or donate, but I am going to call it done (for now).

Foyer

Kitchen

half bathroom 

Upstairs

Master Bedroom |

Bathroom |

Little Bird’s Room |

Guest Room

PlayRoom/office/misc

3rd Floor

Living Room |

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!

Mission to Minimalize | update #2

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6 thoughts on “Mission to Minimalize | update #3”

  1. I’m baby steps will get a lot done 🙂 My first goal to tackle with minimizing some “stuff” was Little Daisy’s baby clothes. My sister-in-law just had a baby girl, so we gave her quite a bit but we still had soooo much. I was sorting and laundering what was left and was in the process of listing it for our big local consignment sale when Mr. Daisy told me that he thinks I should keep it. Just in case. Which all boils down to…Mr. Daisy wants another baby! 🙂 🙂

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    1. Baby clothes and “stuff” is so hard for me! I have given myself a lot of grace, maybe too much in this area! I pack 95% of it up and store it! We have tons of storage (basement and attic), so that’s not the issue. And we do plan on having more kids. . . ::sigh:: it just tugs at all the feelings when I think about moving on and little bird growing up.

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  2. You are making tremendous progress right now. I feel like I am going in the opposite direction. My son is getting more and more toys and my wife is finding more free deals that she’s bringing home. Our basement looks like toys r us. So we’re going to have to do a clean very soon 🙂

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    1. Thanks for the encouragement! I can totally sympathize with your wife! I love collecting free hand me downs (and happily store them in my basement). I have started lending out some of our baby gear that we aren’t currently using, which has helped to make the collection appear smaller, but also helps the planner in me feel prepared for when we have another baby. We are also in a position that we don’t need to keep a ton of toys at home to keep our son entertained since he spends a ton of time at daycare. If he were home all day, I am sure we would need lots more to keep him entertained.

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  3. Wow, you are really moving through your minimizing process! Getting started is always the hardest part for me — I get overwhelmed by the job ahead and just put it off. :-/

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