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31 Days to Clutter Free Challenge:: Day 14–Master Closet

Today’s Clutter Free Challenge is the Master Closet. Our Master Closet will take more than the 30-60 minute allotted time frame to declutter! Our closet was a storage room and was turned into a huge walk-in closet. Well, our bedroom is small and so some things just ended up being pushed into the closet. Our closet serves as a place to hide Christmas presents, the place to just put something that doesn’t have a “home”. . . . . we…

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31 Days to Clutter Free Challenge:: Day 12–Pantry

Today’s Clutter Free Challenge is the pantry. As I was in the middle of cleaning out my pantry, I realized the importance of a clean and organized pantry. I found items I thought I didn’t have, and didn’t have items I thought I had on hand. Having a well-organized pantry is essential to menu planning, and will help you save money in the long run.  I’m going to share my tips and what I did to clean out my pantry::…

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31 Days to Clutter Free Challenge:: Day 11–Kitchen Cabinets & Drawers

Today’s Clutter Free Challenge is to clear out kitchen cabinets and drawers. {I’m still working on my cabinets and drawers, and will update with my “after pictures” when I get done.} To declutter your cabinets & drawers:: Remove any items that do not belong in this area and put them away Get rid of items that do not work or are broken Clean out items that you do not use and if they are of value, sell them Throw away…

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31 Days to Clutter Free Challenge:: Day 10–Kitchen Counters

How have you guys been doing on the Clutter Free Challenge?? Today’s challenge was to tackle the kitchen counters. I don’t know what it is about the kitchen counter, but it ends up with the most random items on it at times. Items that clearly do not belong. {I found a hair bow on my kitchen counter today.} This was my before. . . I rushed out the door this morning after packing lunches for Sabrye and myself for her…

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31 Days to Clutter Free Challenge:: Day 9–Dining Room

Besides the Entry Way in my home, the next place we tend to just place things is the Dining Room. Our Dining Room is right off of our Entry Way and it’s just the next feasible place to place items. Although this is a feasible place to put items, it’s not where they belong and it just becomes a cluttered mess {as you can see in my picture below}. We’d been looking at renovating our dining room and we found…

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31 Days to Clutter Free Challenge:: Day 8–Junk Drawer

Do you have a “junk drawer” in your home? I know the purpose of a junk drawer is to kind of catch little necessary items that you do not have a “home”; however, if there are too many unnecessary items in your junk drawer, it becomes a little too “junky”. Then when you need to find that small item, you just can’t find it because of all the “junk”. Today’s assignment is to go through and “declutter” your junk drawer.…

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31 Days to Clutter Free Challenge:: Day 6–DVDs & Video Games

Everyone has that one thing they collect, have to have the newest, etc. . Well, my husband’s is movies. {Mine is books and why I didn’t get done with the book challenge yesterday.} Everyone who has ever walked into our house is amazed at all the movies, and all four DVD racks on the wall drive me crazy because the craftsy side of me thinks, “oooo, I could make this and it would look great right here. . . wait!…

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31 Days to Clutter Free Challenge:: Day 5–Books & Magazines

Today’s Clutter Free Challenge was to create a functional and organized space for books and magazines. Well, I didn’t get all the way through my books (I will write a “continued” post on the books later) today. I did get through our huge collection of magazines though. 🙂 Magazines can quickly add up to become a basket full! {At least that’s what happened in our house.} To declutter magazines, use these tips:: Throw away all issues older than 2-3 months…

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31 Days to Clutter Free Challenge:: Day 4–Living Room

Today’s Clutter Free Challenge is to declutter the living room. This is probably an area of your home that your family spends the most time in together; therefore, it probably has the most “stuff” in it and probably seems like a daunting task. Don’t let it overwhelm you. Remember, we have rules to go by when decluttering to help give us some guidelines. Getting started on the Day 4 Challenge:: Assess the space–List all the purposes of the living room.…

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31 Days to Clutter Free Challenge:: Day 3–Mail + Tips to Cut Down on Mail Clutter

Today’s challenge is to organize and declutter the mail {you can see the other Clutter Free daily challenges here if you missed them}. Many families end up with a pile of mail on the dining room table, coffee table, kitchen counter, or desk. Day after day the stack gets bigger and bigger until it’s overflowing. Then it’s overflowing and overwhelming. Today, we’re going to tackle that pile and I’m going to give you practical tips on keeping the mail clutter…

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