Love By Decluttering | The Master Bedroom Project – Update #3

I didn’t get as much done this week because I have been dealing with a broken refrigerator. SO not fun!

I cleaned out 2 laundry baskets and 1 box of clutter.

Those 2 clutter-filled laundry baskets have spent time hanging out all around my house over this past year.

I brought them down to the kitchen and worked my way through them throughout the day. I had “help.”

Check it out!

I also spent a morning, with all 3 kids in the bedroom with me, clearing out this box:

You can see the box in the first picture with more stuff in it. I took this picture after I already started.

Here’s the recycling from that box:

And here’s what I am keeping (but not in the bedroom!):

And here’s the beautiful empty box:

Can you tell that I am getting faster at decluttering paper? I can! All of my practice this year must be paying off! It also helps that this was year-old paper clutter.

I also feel like I’m doing a better job at working on my decluttering projects with the kids around. That is good, because they are around a lot! And I love ’em! 🙂

I am planning to meet with Mr. RSS to talk about books. This is something we need to go through together to make sure we agree on what to get rid of. We are thinking about selling many of them on

I know that I really need to ramp up and focus this week. I have a lot still to do!!

I’ll be back on Wednesday to show you the finished product! A clean and decluttered master bedroom! Woo!

And Ack! I’m feeling the pressure of the deadline!

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

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10 Responses to Love By Decluttering | The Master Bedroom Project – Update #3

  1. Farm Girl

    Congratulations! Empty boxes can feel sooo good. It is also good that your children are around to watch the process. They are watching and learning from us all the time.

    • Elizabeth

      Thanks! That’s a great point about the kids watching me. I wish they were watching me keep and maintain an orderly home, but they are learning from this, I’m sure. And it’s better late than never!

  2. WilliamB

    Don’t you think that breaking your fridge is just a little extreme as a fridge cleaning methodology?

    • Elizabeth

      Seriously! And it’s not done. I’m working out of 3 coolers and a freezer that is 15 min. away right now. And there’s still some stuff in the not-cold-enough fridge. It will get cleaned out for sure!! Extreme measures, I know. 😉

  3. So, the fridge is working but not at full coldness capacity? Ugh!!! Talk about a set back! Well done for making any progress with that going on. Although I do suppose you can see the bright side of super enforced paring down to essentials.

    I just love those pics of empty boxes and baskets. Keep it rock’n!

    • Elizabeth

      Yes!Thanks for reminding me to look at the bright side. 🙂

      I really do love empty boxes. But don’t worry, I don’t have plans to clutter up my house with empty boxes now. 😉

  4. I got about the same amount done as you this week, but gosh, it’s those little things that can be so hard to do! And your Ella has beautiful handwriting! 🙂

    • Elizabeth

      I think the little things are so hard because it can take longer to see big impact. But a bunch of little things really do make a big impact when put together.

      I’ll pass on the handwriting compliment to Ella. Thanks!

      And I’ll head over and check out your progress, too!

  5. I love how motivating a few empty boxes can be! Keep at it, can’t wait to see the results later this week!

  6. Ashley

    I have a couple tips if you would like? This is just some info that I got that has really helped me out.. ALOT.

    First off, everything has to have a home. If it doesnt, you dont need it or you need to make it one. But, first, Really assess every article and ask yourself if you need it. Have you used it in the last year?

    Also, if you got a desk of some sort where you could file your papers and keep stationary and whatnot, your life would be so much easier. That way, once a piece of paper comes into your house (like the dreaded mail) you can assess… Garbage? File? Coupon box? Memo board?
    (pinterest has really helped me with this and ways of organizing.)

    Have you worn it in the past year? Does it fit your body? Does it fit your style? Rate it 1-10 if you have to. if it doesnt get high enough score.. trash it. Its replaceable.
    We have a spot by the door for shoes that we use daily and a basket for other shoes. I would like to get a shoe hangy thing that goes on the door, but i have a lot of boots it wont hold right. so basket works well for us.

    Once everything has a home maintenance and keep up is just a once a day quick clean, spend 15 minutes kinda thing. Instead of spending 2 weeks, ripping out hair, breaking hearts, kinda thing.

    Ive been there. Hope it gets better… for both of us lol.

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