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31 Days to Declutter Your Home & Live Life Simply: Stay Clutter Free It’s day 31 of our declutter challenge and we made it! Hopefully by now you feel like you have accomplished the challenge and completed some rooms or areas in your home. Since you committed to the 31 day challenge it is time to commit to be clutter free forever and live your life simply. Keep up with each room every time you clean and get rid of unwanted items as soon as you find them. When kids have a birthday or when the holidays come around be…

31 Days to Declutter Your Home & Live Life Simply: Tupperware There is nothing that is more frustrating than getting a piece of Tupperware out and not finding the lid. I am not sure where these Tupperware lids go as they are like the missing socks in the dryer. Organizing your Tupperware can help you have matching items and more room. Organizing your Tupperware Throw away Tupperware that is missing a lid or damaged. Throw away containers that are discolored or worn. Match lids with the containers. Stack containers on top of each other or into each other. Use a…

31 Days to Declutter Your Home & Live Life Simply: Cookbooks & Recipes (Day 29) Do you tend to rip recipes out of magazines, newspapers, etc. and keep them in a pile? Have a clutter of cookbooks just lying around? While recipes are useful, the sources can clutter up spaces in our homes. Keeping the cookbooks and recipes in order will be easier to find the recipe you are looking for. Organizing your Cookbooks & Recipes Organize recipe clippings by categories and put into a binder or recipe box. Toss any recipes clippings you are not going to use. Toss…

31 Days to Declutter Your Home & Live Life Simply: Garage Going through the garage can be quite a challenge and may take more than a day or two to tackle depending on how much stuff you have. A garage tends to get cluttered with seasonal items, tools, extra supplies, and more. It’s possible that you may not know what everything is stored in the garage. There is potential for getting rid of unwanted items making more room to move around. Organizing the Garage Go through one section at a time. Set up your organizing system to make it go…

31 Days to Declutter Your Home & Live Life Simply: Refrigerator Contents in your fridge may be taking up space making it hard to find what you are looking for. You may find expired food or leftovers that have been left there for a long time. Cleaning out your fridge will not only make it organized, it will also be clean and smelling better. Organizing the Refrigerator Throw out any food that has gone bad such as fruit, veggies, leftovers, etc. Toss any expired condiments, sauces, spreads, etc. If you are not going to use a food item that is…

31 Days to Declutter Your Home & Live Life Simply: Gift Wrapping Supplies Gift wrapping supplies can take over space in the home from bags to bows. I tend to purchase items cheaper at the end of each season and save all the gift bags during the holidays to reuse. Organizing the gift wrapping supplies will make it easier to find the bag, wrapping paper, etc. for the right occasion. Organizing Gift Wrapping Supplies Sort all supplies into piles according to bags, wrapping paper, ribbon, etc. Use clear storage bins of all sizes to store the supplies into categories. If…

31 Days to Declutter Your Home & Live Life Simply: Car While your vehicle may not be part of your home having it organized can make traveling easier. With 3 kids myself my car tends to get messy especially on road trips. We often want to just come home and unwind rather than cleaning out our car. Getting rid of trash, food, etc. with not only make your car smell better but look better. Organizing your Car Get rid of trash, wrappers, water bottles, etc. Go through glove box and get rid of expired insurance cards or unnecessary paperwork. Put…

31 Days to Declutter Your Home & Live Life Simply: Attic/Crawl Space We often neglect our attic or crawl space but still keep adding more items in them. Some people may store away sentimental items, seasonal items and more in their attic or crawl space. But do you really know what else is in your attic or crawl space? I can’t tell you how many times I have stuffed items in our crawl space saying I will go thru it later. When it got to the point of not being able to get in their it was time to clean…

31 Days to Declutter Your Home & Live Life Simply: Digital Photos Digital photos may not take up space in your home, they do however, take up space on your memory card. This may make it difficult to find that photo you have been looking for or you may run of out room to take more photos.  Photos are made for memories not to be sitting on a memory card. Decluttering your Digital Photos Go thru the photos on your memory card to see which ones can be deleted right away. If you have multiples of the same photo, pick…

31 Days to Declutter Your Home & Live Life Simply: Accessories The definition of accessory: a thing that can be added to something else in order to make it more useful, versatile, or attractive. This can be scarves, purses, wallets, belts, etc. Accessories are items that we pair up with outfits to accessorize and complete them. How many accessories is too much? There is always a new purse, scarf, etc. that we want as fashion changes over time. I will admit that I have storage tubs full of accessories that I keep hanging on to in case I will use…