Kickstart to Clutter Free: Day 2 – Bedroom!

Okay, time to get back on track after the dreaded stomach bug hit us. Also, the bedroom was hard for me, but not because I don’t have clutter in there!

The assignment was to get rid of 25 things from the bedroom.

At first I just kept looking around and feeling like I didn’t know what I should declutter. I started by picking up some trash. Easy! But that only counts as 1 thing.

Then I tried looking at the bookshelf. Books are hard!


There are so many I: A) Want to read (I think) or B) Already read, but think I might read again. And then a bunch of them are my husband’s, so I’ll leave those for him.

I know that a lot of those books in category A I will most likely never read. There, I said it.

But here’s my brain:

But I might! What if it’s a really good book and the library doesn’t have it or I forget that I wanted to read it?

I know I just need to let go, but it might take me a little longer to get there. I did get rid of 2 books and a random DVD that was there (they just didn’t make it into the picture).

Next stop: The Closet.

I went for the easy things first. Maternity clothes – 10!

Next, I took a big leap and got rid of 11 pairs of shoes! And I really like some of these! And some are practically new!

But here’s the deal. I have a foot with issues. Up until about a year ago I was able to get away with wearing all kinds of shoes, but no more!

I have learned that I need to wear shoes with excellent support and/or custom orthotics (at least most of the time) in order to take care of my feet (which is also taking care of my knees, hips, and back).

No reason to keep all of these shoes that make my feet hurt!

decluttering shoes

Seriously. This is most of my shoes out the door. I’m finally trying to be a responsible foot owner.

Total clutter out of the bedroom: 25!

Kitchen counters are next and I am hoping to get on that before this week is done!

How about you? Have you decluttered anything from the bedroom lately? Or anywhere else? 

I’m taking Kathi Lipp’s ecourse Kickstart to Clutter Free. If you are interested in the ecourse, you can read more about my thoughts on it here.

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11 Responses to Kickstart to Clutter Free: Day 2 – Bedroom!

  1. I’ve been wondering how you’re doing…yay for an update! So sorry about the stomach bug, though.

    Good job not keeping shoes that you can’t wear. Woohoo for you!

  2. Sue

    That is really impressive – shoes are hard! I think I’m coming to the same place, though, where my feet need more… So, you’ve inspired me. I think I’ll start a pile of “I can only wear them to a 1-hour church service” shoes to clear out….

    P.S. Glad to see you back!

    • Elizabeth

      Thanks, Sue! I have found that it really makes a difference in how I feel overall when I am wearing the right kind of shoes. 😀

  3. Oh, BOOKS! They are SO hard to get rid of!! Little pieces of my soul being ripped away!!
    Oh yeah, between Sat. and Mon. I filled a medium sized moving box to donate! Yay, me!
    And WTG you!

  4. Sibylle

    I have been following and re-reading your blog for such a long time that my first thought was ’25 things – are bags of microwave popcorn and size one diapers still there?’

    A big YAY for you that you are doing it again, not giving up and moving forward! You are truly a declutter heroine!

    • Elizabeth

      Thank you, Sibylle! This comment really made me smile! The only funny thing about this one was how dusty some of those shoes were! I actually did take some pictures, but didn’t include them in the post. I had to “dust” the shoes because I didn’t think it would be nice to donate them covered in dust!

  5. Sibylle

    By the way – about doing this with you… I described my paper routine last time, and I’m not sure that I could remove 25 things from my bedroom for good (I only have these three pants after all…) but I’ll remove the books stacked next to my bed that I won’t finish anytime soon, and do a general clean-up later today. Thanks for the idea!

  6. Abigail

    I am so impressed about the shoe decision!

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