Project: Simplify: I’m doing it!

Tsh over at Simple Mom is doing a decluttering project called Project: Simplify and I’m going to join in! She is picking one hot spot a week (for 5 weeks) for us to declutter and organize.

This is just the kind of thing I need to stay motivated and inspired! There is something very motivating to me about doing a project alongside someone else. I always work better that way!

So, even though I’m really working on my own, knowing there are bunches of other ladies all over the world doing the same thing really helps me! And there’s an accountability part with before and after pictures!

The first thing she challenged us to do was to develop a family purpose statement. It totally makes sense to me that my home should follow along with our family’s priorities and goals. We may want to flesh it out a bit more, but here is what we are starting with:

 As a family we will seek to glorify God by enjoying Him through our thoughts, words, and actions.

And I think my five reasons for simplifying actually work along with this. That makes me happy! :-)

Sooooo Tsh just announced today that this week’s project is working on our wardrobes/closets. I was really really REALLY hoping it would be something else! My closet area was one place that I really wasn’t sure I could handle posting a picture of. It’s scary. For real.

It’s one of the places I usually (maybe that should be “always”) put off because most people never see it.

But I’m going to do it !

Here are 2 before pictures for today:

My, my, my... I have a lot of work to do.

Oh dear. Maybe you shouldn't look!

OK then! Off I go! I think you have a pretty good idea of what I’m in for!

Are you joining me in Project: Simplify? Or are you working on decluttering another area of your home?

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7 Responses to Project: Simplify: I’m doing it!

  1. I love it! You can do it! Think if how nice it will be to wake up in the morning to an organized closet!

    I find it’s especially hard with the maternity, post-baby and hope I get back to that size categories of clothes. I want to purge but I’m not sure what size I’m really going to be in a year!

    • Thanks, Abigail! I think it will make our bedroom much more peaceful!
      I know the size change issue well. I’m still not my “normal” size, but I’m close enough that I think this will work.

  2. I am participating too…sigh! She would have us start where there is probably the most emotional attachment and stress…my closet ;) I look forward to seeing your progress. Good luck girl!!!!

  3. That sounds awesome! I am going to check out the link! (This is the only instance that I am grateful that I don’t have too many closets!)

  4. WilliamB

    A little late but… I find that having a mobile coat rack is a big help in organizing clothes. It gives one a place to put the hanging clothes when you take them out of the closet.

  5. Dede Bliss

    WOW! Great job!

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