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31 Days to Declutter Your Home & Live Life Simply: Video Games With all 3 of my kids into Video Games the media cabinet tends to be a cluttered mess overtime. The games end up scattered and out of the cases along with tangled cords. I constantly hear the kids asking where a certain game is or to help untangle a cord. The cabinet is a mess and it was time to organize it. Organizing Video Games Have the kids put the games back in the case when they are finished. Sell or donate games that they no longer play…

31 Days to Declutter Your Home & Live Life Simply: Jewelry How many of you have an entire jewelry box filled with jewelry you may not know you even have? This can happen over a period of time from gifts and buying pieces here and there to go with that special outfit. We may find hoards of jewelry cluttering up our drawers because we don’t know what is in there or we will never wear it again. Organizing your Jewelry Pull out items from each drawer Find matching earrings. If you can’t find a match toss it. Hang necklaces on…

31 Days to Declutter Your Home & Live Life Simply: Under the Bed In one room or another, you may have items under the bed. Ask yourself how long it has been since you cleaned under there. Even if some of the beds don’t have something under them, it is a good time to get a good vacuum underneath it as it may have been collecting dust bunnies. Organizing Under your Bed Pull everything out from under the bed. Set up your organizing system to make it easy to declutter. Use under the bed storage bins to organize the items…

31 Days to Declutter Your Home & Live Life Simply: Magazines Do you have a pile of magazines just lying around waiting for that one day to read them? Yes, that is me. From free to paid subscriptions, I have several piles. I try to read several week but with our busy lives that doesn’t always happen. This could be an easy task or a hard one depending on how many magazines you may have. With several piles this is causing clutter on my nightstand and a shelve in my bedroom. Organizing your Magazines Recycle magazines that you are not…

31 Days to Declutter Your Home & Live Life Simply: Dresser Drawers Delcuttering your dresser drawers is just as important as the rest of your house. It is nice to have them organized so you can find matching socks or anything else you need without have to dig through the drawers. Organizing your Dresser Drawers Empty out on drawer at a time. Remember to stick with the 5 questions to ask yourself when you go through each drawer. Organize each drawer by categories such as socks, undergarments, pajamas, etc. Fold items nicely so they are easy to sort thru. Use…

31 Days to Declutter Your Home & Live Life Simply: Laundry Room The laundry room is one we use often as there is always the never-ending piles of laundry. The purpose of the laundry room is to wash clothes, fold, and iron. Instead they seem to get cluttered with other non-laundry room items.  Having an organized laundry room will give you access to more space to do your laundry and you will be able to find items you need. Who knows maybe you will get in the mood to do laundry. 😉 Laundry Room Storage Solutions Plastic Storage Bins Rolling…

31 Days to Declutter Your Home & Live Life Simply: Catching Up Can you believe that we are halfway thru the Declutter your Home challenge? By now you should have several rooms decluttered. We will take the time today to catch up and take a break. I know it may be overwhelming to try to do all of this in 31 days. Don’t feel like you have to do a room each day. If you need to take it slow and do each room at your pace. I know how life gets busy and we may not have the time…

31 Days to Declutter Your Home & Live Life Simply: Pantry Having an organized pantry will help you save money from buying items that you may already have but couldn’t see because the pantry was a mess. You will also be able to find items easier and keep the food from going bad. My pantry ended up being a weekend project because it was a mess. Every time I would go to the grocery store, I would just shove items in the pantry. I went thru every item in my pantry and sadly found several items that were expired and…

31 Days to Declutter Your Home & Live Life Simply: Medicine Cabinet The medicine cabinet is a place where we store medicine, vitamins, and other healthcare items. Sometimes it is a place we do not go thru enough, therefore, over time items expire and take up room. Organizing the Medicine Cabinet Remove all expired medicine, vitamins, etc. Dispose the proper way. Organize medicine, vitamins, etc. in separate plastic bins with the ones expiring first in the front. Go thru the medicine cabinet every few months to check for expired items. Think of what you use most frequently. When you properly…

31 Days to Declutter Your Home & Live Life Simply: Kitchen Drawers How many of the same kitchen utensils do you have? Collecting kitchen utensils can happen over time. We may receive them as gifts (even though we already have one) or it is cheaper to buy in a set. Needless to say is that I am sure you have several multiples of some items. I counted 6 spatulas in my drawer which is way more than I need. Make a plan to go thru your kitchen drawers and be sure to set up the box system to make it…