#icandeclutter: The Last Day

This post is soooo long overdue, I’m sorry!! I have been donating things left, right and centre, and it has taken a hell of a lot longer that I expected!

The pantry was the last area that I chose to declutter for my #icandeclutter challenge. The ‘before’ photos are actually from a long time before – maybe about a year after we moved in. The current state of the pantry has been much closer to the ‘after’ photos for a long time, but it definitely needed a refresh.

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#icandeclutter Days 7-11

Sorry I haven’t been back with an #icandeclutter update for a few days –  I have been too busy decluttering (which is good!). I’m still going strong, although the parts of our house where I’m collecting all my donation items are starting to resemble an actual rubbish tip. I am sooooo looking forward to Friday, which is when the sorting begins. That reminds me, I suppose I should find some boxes…

I worked on the walk-in wardrobe in our bedroom yesterday, which was a lot of fun. How could it possibly be fun? I hear you ask. The answer is that it wasn’t my own clothes that I was getting rid of, it was Mario’s, so it was fun. I did a huge declutter of my own sections of the closet last year, so they were in pretty good shape. I still managed to turf a couple of things though.

Closet 1

Mario sorted through all the things that I had pulled out of his closet last night, and he has a real knack for decluttering. The amount of clothing we now have to donate is insane. If I have learned one thing from this process, it is that hanging on to t-shirts you’ve had since high school Continue reading

#icandeclutter Day 1: Linen Press

Woo hoo, I survived Day 1 of my #icandeclutter challenge! Thanks for the fantastic response to my post yesterday, it made me feel so motivated! Don’t forget to post your own decluttering pics on Instagram or email them to me at tamarakwilkinson@gmail.com :). Laura from Crafty not Shifty is also starting a series on decluttering/organising this week, so you should definitely check out her craft room transformation.

For Day 1, I decided to take it easy and start with an area that didn’t really matter to me emotionally: the linen press. As you can see from the ‘before’ photo, it was absolutely jam packed with crap – I had to shove things in and slam the door so they wouldn’t fall out. Definitely not ideal, and we hadn’t used half the things in there since we moved in. Hell, we didn’t even know what half the things in there were.

Linen Press

It didn’t take long at all to pull all the stuff out and sort through it. A couple of things – like the gym towels, I moved to other homes – but the majority of the room came from ruthlessly culling and organising. The weirdest thing I found in the linen press was two packets of glowsticks, which I am now wearing (of course). Also, an entire box full of perfumes that I have no idea where they came from. I moved those to the bathroom to deal with later! Continue reading