Since I forgot to take a before picture: here's my finished kitchen pantry. All the containers on the side with the cleaning products are from @savers_thrift in Webster. I plan on heading out to more Goodwills this weekend. Before shot of the bathroom. This week's @clutterbug_me #hugyourhomechallenge is to purge 5 makeup items you never wear, purge 5 lotions, throw out empty bottles, purge all expired medications and old toothbrushes, and find 3 old or stained towels to throw out/donate to an animal shelter. I figure the lotions/makeup will be a lot of the old Lush products, and the containers will be trading them in for free face masks. #savers#saverswebster#saversthriftstore#clutterbug#clutterbugchallenge#hugyourhome
Picked up some chalkboard labels from the dollar section at Target today.... Used my new chalk paint markers (that I won on an Amazon giveaway...1st time winning a giveaway on the 'Zon) to make labels for my yarn bins in my closet. So fun! And now easily identifiable as to what is in which bin :) I love these @chalkolachalkmarkers #chalkolamarkers! I wanna find something else non-porous to write on now. LOL #labelallthethings#clutterbug#iamacricket
Organizing Meditation ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Breathe in. Breathe out. The world is composed entirely of a combination of Yin and Yang. The inhale and the exhale. Expansion and contraction. Stuff comes in and stuff goes out. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ How long have you been holding your breath? Breathe with the Universe and let something go – mental, emotional, spiritual or physical. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ She who has the most stuff is exhausted. Exhale. Let go. Let God. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ There is no emptiness that isn’t filled with God. Exhale. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Stuff out. Love in. Breathe.
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Divide and conquer - this bamboo shoe rack holds 9 pairs of shoes (really 12 if you stack flip flops). Inside the bottom of a coat closet with a standard height rod, it helps utilize (and organize) wasted space below the rod.
Week 2 of @clutterbug_me #hugyourhomechallenge . Decluttered the kitchen. The focus was on 5 mugs, 5 lids/storage containers, 15 items from cabinets, and 10 misc items. Overall I'm donating or diposing of 40 items (I'm counting the bag of bags as one item). My organizing style, I feel, is still a Butterfly because I prefer macro organization. I like how the containers are mismatched because then I can clearly tell someone where to find an item. Reorganized the cabinets a little. It's kinda sad how few food items we have, but there's only two of us and we're eating more fruit and vegetables. I organized the food into vague macro categories. Cookie cutters and sprinkles in the bucket by the flour. Pasta and soup items (with recipes) in one crate. Quinoa, naan, salsa, and curry sauce in another. Tea and the squeezey drink mixes in another bin. Storage items from #amvets and @goodwill_flx Victor location. With so many people decluttering with the Netflix Marie Kondo series I plan on only going to thrift stores for containers. #goodwillvictor#amvetsthriftstore#thriftstorefinds#hugyourhome#clutterbug
Another freebie... Promise this won't continue, there are some tough days coming up... Freezer is also in good shape. I recently cleaned and sorted the top drawer, the other two are fine as well. #30daydeclutter#movinghouse#clutterbug
I went out yesterday and not only stayed out through the afternoon and evening, but also margaritas happened. Luckily, I throw old food away all the time and have stopped myself from buying food on spec. Thus, a freebie! #30daydeclutter#movinghouse#clutterbug
Sometimes all we need is a little change in perspective. Rather than focusing on what we don’t have, try to focus on what you already DO have. _ When I do this I realize I already have what I need. And in some cases it opens my eyes to what I might NOT need anymore. _ What are your thoughts? _ #idreamofsimplequotes
I nearly skipped this because my utensils are very well sorted already, but when I opened the drawer, I remembered I often struggle to get things out or put them back. Primary culprits? These lovely bamboo utensils, never used (they came with a holder I wanted). One of my other knives is better at cutting bread, so out goes the surplus. I love fried eggs but can't get the shapes to work. And a couple random tags I haven't ever referred back to... #30daydeclutter#movinghouse#clutterbug
Yesterday was epic on so many levels. I’ve just returned from a drop to the Op Shop and filled an entire Xtrail with STUFF. This was after our Garage Sale yesterday where we spent 10 hours setting up, manning, and packing up all the things we either didn’t want, or couldn’t take, on our bus. All of Elodie’s clothes, for one. Ages newborn to 4 years old - all kept for Baby 2 that didn’t eventuate and can’t be stored any longer. It equates to 9 garbage bags of donations (including one bag of my stuff), 12 pairs of shoes, and well over 50 books and 140 DVDs. Stuff that felt heavy and oppressive. We also over-filled our recycling & rubbish bins, PLUS filled a 6x4 trailer with rubbish. I made $300 selling my vintage & collectables, and when I’ve finally sold it all through vintage sites, there will be another $1000 in my pocket. I cried more than once, at the overwhelming nature of stuff, and of the tiny girls clothes full of memories of a little girl I’d never see again (because now she was a big girl in school). The emotions were pretty high and the weather was stinking hot but I can walk through my house now knowing that’s what’s left, is actually what matters. It’s the culmination of 9 MONTHS of decluttering, de owning, and mindful shopping. Apart from becoming a family in the first place, this journey to understanding that we are NOT our home, we are NOT our stuff, and we are NOT better for having a big home, an instagrammable home, and/or a home full of knick knacks with zero sentiment - is the biggest project our family has ever undertaken. 💖💖💖 Side note: this Homemade Pies sign is still for sale. It’s 50cm by 50cm, plaster, and heavy. It’s a collectors item - and it’s just $30. 😘
I don't have much (a cake tin, a loaf tin, just bought a cooling rack at last), so a freebie for me! I pondered decluttering another category, but all the ones I thought of are covered in the next few days, so I scrubbed my hob, am boiling milk for rice pudding (the cause of the previous mess), and will go back to watching Killing Eve. #30daydeclutter#movinghouse#clutterbug
Help! My junky kitchen shelf needs some storage to get it straightened up. Matching canvas cubbies or coordinating?! I believe I had room for three along the bottom of the shelf? #design#clutterbug#hoarders
In January 2018, I lost an entire Saturday afternoon watching #mariekondo#konmarie videos. I honestly thought she was a little nuts. Who has time to fold like that? Who loves laundry? Not me. That day, I did a purge of my dresser and closet. Then I watched the videos until I figured it out. I started simple with my underwear drawer. Then moved to the PJ’s and t-shirts. It was time consuming and took several tries. But when I had everything put back in the drawers… I liked it. A lot. So much that I’ve kept them organized for a year. I feel like you can learn from anyone. When you’re ready, the lessons will make sense to you. I don’t do it exactly like she did, but I’ve made my systems my own. Using more the #clutterbug method for the actual cleaning and organized (she has videos as well on You Tube). If you haven’t checked out Marie Kondo’s new #netflix show, you should. It’s inspiring. Do you have an organizational something that works for you? Feel free to share. It took these photos this morning. :) #organization#authorsofinstagram#writersofinstagram
Day 2. Forgot the timer but it was pretty quick, an easy category. I kept the glass dishes as they are, ditto the red containers, which are normally displayed on a different shelf. Threw out the non-transparent ones and excess flasks, reassembled on top of the steel dishes from my grandmother (via my aunt). #30daydeclutter#clutterbug
#repost @courtney_yesenia with @make_repost ・・・ Good morning loves!! Yesenia has decluttered and organized her pantry! Go on over and check it out you won’t be disappointed! Link in Bio! @youtubemoms_ @simplysenia30 #ducluttering#clutterbug @clutterbug we love your channel and you keep us motivated in the declutter in area😘
Good morning loves!! Yesenia has decluttered and organized her pantry! Go on over and check it out you won’t be disappointed! Link in Bio! @youtubemoms_ @simplysenia30 #ducluttering#clutterbug @clutterbug we love your channel and you keep us motivated in the declutter in area😘
Be your own kind of beautiful... We spend our lives trying to fit in, wondering if we can wear this, if we can say this, if we can do this because we're so afraid of what others are going to think. Why? We are all different and this should be our greatest wealth. Our uniqueness. But instead of making it a strength, we tend to hide it in order to "be like everyone else". The same thing applies to the way we live our lives. We are being raised with the belief that we need to go to school, get a diploma and then get a 9-5 job. At the same time, we're supposed to get married, have children, buy a house and live our life this very same way until we're retired. And then, and only then, can we enjoy and do whatever we want to do. The thing I don't understand is why most people don't see that and why would you live a life that you didn't choose. We only have one life. Why not make the best out of it by doing what we truly want to do instead of doing something we're being told to do so that it serves a system? I've made this choice last year. I am still in the process of creating all this. It's not always easy but at least I am free. And this is priceless. I am doing exactly what I want to do, the way I want to do it. I own my life. And I intend to help as many people as possible do the same. Because I truly believe we all deserve this. We all have a choice for every single decision we make, why not making the one that we truly want? xoxo Sandra, The Habit Changer #declutteryourmind#declutteryourhome#minimalism_life #clutterfreeliving#declutter#clutterfree#clutterbug#focus#clarity#overwhelmed#chaotic#confused#stressrelief#stressed#minimalism#productivity#coaching#ownless#ownlessdomore#organised#organisedlife#organise#freewill#simplicity#simplifyyourlife#ownyourlife#ownyourspace#ownyourdecisions#newhabits#createnewhabits#organisedlife
Holy crap. Week 1 of @clutterbug_me 's #hugyourhomechallenge . I realized now I misspoke in the videos. Filmed the decluttering part on January 1st or 2nd so I was not a totally coherent adult. The challenge incorporates getting rid of 15 items from the closet, 10 from the dresser, 10 misc, and clean under the bed. Platform bed has all our linens and we have a small number. The clothing was hard because I rarely buy new clothes. I still had clothes from my coworkers from an old job, @jmami1 and @_bald_and_bougie, and I just can't say no to free stuff and always try to repair things. Clutterbug describes how the two visual organizers, Butterflies and Bees, have a more emotional/sentimental attachment to clothes so I was feeling weird guilt post Goodwill donation. The shallow basket for the pain stuff is from a fair trade store in my area, @oneworldgoods . I couldn't find any good baskets at Goodwill so I splurged on a nicer item for the basket. I want to try and be more mindful with my purchases this year. #clutterbug#hugyourhome#hugyourhomeweek1#declutter#organization#fairtrade
Building Our Organizing Self Esteem ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ So often we beat ourselves up because we haven’t met our time management or organizing goals and expectations. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I submit that the energy it takes to beat ourselves up for not doing what we wanted to do takes away from being able to reach those very goals. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Whenever you catch yourself self-criticizing about not being organized in this way or that, stop yourself, take a breath, and change your thought to something positive. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The little child inside us responds much better to honey than to vinegar. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ You might just find yourself achieving more of those organizing goals when you pat yourself on the back for what you did accomplish rather than scold yourself for what you didn’t. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ How will you take care of your inner child today?
Okay, here's the thing. I know this is a desperately underused account, and if you were hoping I'd wake up and be interesting, let alone take nice photos, I'm really sorry but that's not going to happen. I banned myself from Instagram for a while (using AppDetox, recommended) because I was just scrolling and not doing, making or creating. This year, I'm moving home at last, after wanting to since Jan 2017. And basically my home is a tip, because I don't like housework and this was supposed to be a temporary stopgap, so what's the point etc. etc. And I desperately need to throw out a huge amount of stuff, which I've resisted for the longest time. Today, I decided I'd use someone else's plan to get started, see photo (thanks @clutterbug_me). My idea is to use my account here to track my progress. So if you don't want to see that, best to unfollow now. It isn't going to be pretty or fun for a while, or maybe ever. I don't want to create neat little squared-off "vignettes" of an ideal life, much though I admire those of you who can and do. And also, yes I know about KonMari, I tried that last year but failed to throw much out or keep spaces organised. I also have the book by Debora Robertson, and I'll go back to one or both of those if I think it'll help, but for now I just need to start. #30daydeclutter#clutterbug#movinghouse#declutter
THIS. My little ones faces and feet have been wiped clean, they're laying on fresh bedding and in fresh PJ's. They're cozy, they know they are loved and I know they are warm. I know my son is prepared for school tomorrow, his book bag is clean and his folder is freshly organized, I know he's maturing and learning responsibility, he knows he is loved, and I know his belly is full from my homemade tacos which he devoured. This is what keeps me going, lots of love and some of the basics that I have rarely cherished or truly understood the importance of until later #adhdlife . But I can't just blame the ADHD I believe we are still in a transition from over a year and a half ago... We lived in a small old house with a choppy layout before this and when we finally made it "home" was when we sold it for our forever home / our current living situation. My husband and I have been working our butts off with one DIY project after another between his crazy schedule... but other than DIY we organize/purge in between and us resellers know that our way of organizing isn't as simple as the way normies organize. Where am I going with this? I'm still pumped about the new year and the vibe it brings. I'm seeing a lot of changes in myself and my husband. We just gotta stay on track 🚂🚃🚃 ... #railroadwife#resellerlife#resellerjourney#resellermom#wfhmom#decluttermylife#declutteryourlife#clutterbug