Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Clutter Busting Chaos

If any of you noticed, I was MIA for most of last week. I did not even get on the internet from Friday until Monday. Not. Even. Once.

I don't know if it is my new medicine or hours upon hours of watching Clean House reruns.
I spent hours upon hours filling bag after bag with crap and clutter from all around my house. Lala felt like she was worked to the bone on Sunday, when we spent 12 solid hours decluttering every nook and cranny that had attracted junk for months years.

I took a quick look at things, one box (or basket or bag) at a time and quickly assessed if it was keep or toss. There were very few donate things involved, but those left are going to Goodwill soon. If I haven't missed it in a year (except photos), then out it went. Old cords? If I haven't needed them, I probably won't. If I needed them that badly, they have already been replaced. Old magazines, papers and just general junk went out, as did anything that was broken or in complete disrepair. Ten big, black trash bags (you know the ones) later, it was neat and clean.

And what do I have to show for it? A clean house, from one end to the other! It almost looks like Niecy Nash and her crew showed up to help me out.

Now if I can just keep it this way....

12 comments:

Kelly said...

I love that show! Glad it motivated you. It hasn't done that for me yet.

Girly Stuff said...

I love to declutter!

Congrats!

Firefly@www.firefly-shop.org said...

YAY I should do that too :) I'm sure there are things in the closets that I don't even know I have LOL

K-Mom said...

I know how you feel. Hubby and I spent all day Saturday organizing the garage. I wish like anything that I had taken "before" pictures because the "after" is so sweet!

Colored With Memories said...

wow...that's a lot of hard work. well done!

good luck keeping it up...that is the hardest part for me too!

Simplicity said...

Wow! I wish that bug would come and bite me in the butt!! I look around every day and think about how much I WANT to do it!! I'm really trying to get it done...I have to!
Congrats to you for taking that step!!

Jamie said...

I'm in the process of trying to reduce my clutter also. Not doing so well with it right now but I think a paper shredder will make things better.

blueviolet said...

I absolutely noticed that you were missing! But, after hearing about all that you got done, I completely forgive you and in fact, commend you!

homeschoolmom4 said...

Woohoo for you! I'm in a constant state of declutter...sometimes it's just not an active state. ;)

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Way to go! Purging is so healthy--I do it often and relish it!

Mary Jane Liegl said...

It seems like I have to do this same thing quite regularly. There is a monthly pick up from some organization that really helps me out…I just set my good junk out for them, and it’s done. If I have not used something in the last 6 months to a year, it usually means that I do not need it.

Tammy and Parker said...

A clean AND decluttered house. My total dream.