Love by Decluttering | The Master Bedroom Project – Update #2

I’m decluttering and organizing The Master Bedroom this month as part of my Love By Decluttering project. And I’m so thankful that Laura from I’m an Organizing Junkie is doing a 29 Day Organizing Challenge this month, too!

I didn’t get as much done this week as I would have liked, but I do have some progress to show you.

Here’s a before picture. If you want to see more you can check out this post.

Here’s how it looks now.

Wow. That actually makes me feel like I got more done! But the clothes in the pile were mostly dealt with last week.

Here are some things that will be leaving the house! Yay!

Trash bags!

That seems like a lot of trash. That black bag was actually in the pile with some trash already in it. I’m sure I left it there because it wasn’t full yet, but the next time that happens I will fill it up from other rooms and get it out the door!

And here are some things to sell or donate:

There will be more of this next week for sure!

Here’s what is left in this part of the room:

Blech.

What I want to avoid: Moving the clutter from the bedroom to other parts of the house and just leaving it there to clutter up another area. I had to say that out loud because it’s so tempting sometimes! Moving clutter from room to room will not solve my clutter problems.

The small box of yard sale leftover baby clothes are stained and/or ripped, so I’m thinking I will cut them up into rags. The rest of it I think I need to just set a 15 min. timer and make myself work through it bit by bit. I also have a laundry basket full of clean socks that I need to deal with. Too many are missing their match. And we just have too many!

Good news:

-I didn’t add to the pile this week! I put clothes either in the closet or in the dirty laundry basket. Yes!

-My friend Kristen is coming over next week to help me with a decluttering project! Not sure if we’ll work in the bedroom or somewhere else, but it’s a good thing! We made great progress the last time she came.

Have a great weekend! I’d love to hear if you have any advice or tips for me. 

I’ll be back next Friday with another update!

I’m excited to be linking up with the 29 Day Organizational Challenge over at Org Junkie!

 

 

 

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9 Responses to Love by Decluttering | The Master Bedroom Project – Update #2

  1. Good job! I’m slowly working my way around my bedroom too. I’m trying not to put the junk other places as well. I have hauled off a bunch of trash and giveaway too!

  2. One thing that Stacey mentioned over at I’m A Lazy Mom, was that she hooks those little zippered laundry bags to each of her kids laundry baskets (everyone has their own basket/hamper). Everyone puts their own socks in the little bag. Then she just washes the bags – all zipped up & gives them back to their owner – NO MORE SORTING!!!
    When my kids were little I used to play ‘Sock Auction’. Everyone would get a pile of socks & then I’d be the auctioneer & I’d call out ‘Who has a black sock? Black sock? Black sock? Sold!!’ Then I’d toss it at the child who had the mate.

    Since then, everyone has grown & likes different brands/styles of socks & I just sort as I pull them out of the dryer.

    We have stacking laundry baskets that are labeled with our names. I just toss mated socks in the right basket. Also, as laundry is done, it’s folded & put into each basket.

    My youngest stinks at putting away clothes. So ALL his shirts, sweaters, pants & shorts are hung on hangers. Stuff that doesn’t matter if it gets wrinkled (like pj’s & underwear) get folded & put in his basket.

    On Sunday night, EVERYONE takes care of all their laundry from their baskets & all that is hanging.

    Sorry I ‘talked’ your ear off about laundry. Also, I use the ‘Green’ washer balls & Nellie’s dryer balls instead of detergent. I use white vinegar & essential oils for my fabric softner.

  3. You are really getting into the nitty gritty now! Don’t just move it, move it out the door!

  4. WilliamB

    Keep on trucking! I agree that getting the unneeded stuff out of the house is important. I also suggest taking clothes out of dry-cleaners’ plastic. It doesn’t look nice, it’s not good for the clothes, and (maybe?) the messiness is discouraging to your decluttering efforts.

    Have fun with Kristen this week.

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