First day of de-cluttering my home!

I am putting my disorganisation out there for the world to see!  I hope that this will keep me on the track to get my whole house de-cluttered and tidied up.  See from the outside it's all very neat and tidy, nobody walking past would realise how cluttered the inside of my house is. 

Well after buying the books from Amazon, I sat up last night and started reading "The Clutter Diet"to try and get some motivation to start on my way to de-cluttering my home and my life!

I have to say that I absolutely love "The Clutter Diet".  I felt as though it was written just for me!  I'm only up to chapter three but everything that has been written is just so true.  Once you start reading the book you are directed to download "Clutter Fitness Workbook" which I did straight away.  Being that I am actually an organised person (except in the home clutter department) I then placed the pages into a plastic folder that was filled with plastic sleeves.

So as I continued reading, at the end of each chapter there is a little exercise for you to fill in inside the workbook.   After each chapter I eagerly filled in the workbook, all the time gaining motivation for when I woke up in the morning my first day of de-cluttering my home would start.

So this morning I awoke.... full of motivation to start the de-cluttering of my home.  This is not a process that is going to be fixed in a hurry.  One room at a time is my goal and I will not move onto another room until the room before is all organised and back to it's neat and tidy self as it was just 12 months before.

Today I decided to tackle the laundry.  Now the laundry you think, how can this be a big job.  Well it was, its become a bit of a dumping ground as there are lots of storage cupboards in my laundry.  Only problem is that the junk was not it the cupboards, they were still in two partially unpacked packing boxes from when I moved into this house a year ago!!!!  Shock Horror, I know!  If there was something I needed from one of the boxes, then I would just go and dig it out of the box.   Not only that, there was just piles and piles of laundry, all clean laundry, that needed to be folded and put away or sent to charity.  The way it was, if we wanted clothes we would rummage through the massive pile of clean laundry in the laundry room.   Dirty laundry was under control... It was in the dirty laundry basket under the baskets of clean laundry.  Anyway I have taken some before and after shots of my morning so far, tidying and cleaning out the laundry.

Before Shot

After Shot

So.... that was day one.  I think day two will be my closet.  With all of the clothes that are now up there from that laundry clean out has meant that my closet is looking a little untidy!  

S  xx


Tracy said...

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Take care,

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My Organised Life said...

Thanks for all of your comments :) Being so new to blogging it is very nervewracking.

Just having a break from my de-cluttering at the moment, so I wil pop over and check out all of your blogs.

1 Funky Woman said...

I had to laugh when I saw your laundry room because there are very few of us that air our dirty laundry for the blog world to see, lol! I did a post just recently on how unmagazine worthy my house is and my laundry room was the first pic!

I think you did a fantastic job on de-cluttering your laundry and I am now motivated to de-clutter around here!

New follower from Bloggy Moms, stop over and say hi!


Hockey Wife said...

Haha, you know you have issues when you look at the before picture ... and then the after picture and get chills! I have OCD when it comes to cleanliness and organization and am addicted to the feeling I get when my house is clean and organized! Your laundry room looks fantastic! I'm your newest follower!

Natalie Lovins said...

Good for you! I definately need to follow your blog and do the same!!!

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