What I Learned From My “Clear the Clutter” Challenge + a Giveaway

Well, it’s over.  Done.  Finished.  I worked on clearing the clutter for 30 days and I wrote about it for slightly longer (because I’m slow).  Today I want to make a little confession and invite you to enter my $25 Amazon eGift card giveaway! My Clear the Clutter Confession Here it is:  I’m not finished.  Yep.  That’s right.  It was just too much stuff to try to clear in 30 days.  Maybe if I were more gung-ho or had more {Read More}

Clear the Clutter Challenge Day 30: Finish Up or Start Over!

This is the last day in the 30 Day Clear the Clutter Challenge.  Can you even believe it?!?  Challenge Day 30 is dedicated to finishing up or starting over! Honestly, I thought for sure I would want to take a major break (think years) from all of this decluttering, but I’m really just starting to get into it.  I guess it’s because I’m finally starting to see light at the end of the tunnel!  (And also because I am rewarding {Read More}

Clear the Clutter Challenge Day 29: Magazines and Paper Scraps

The truth is, I love magazines and journals and all things paper.  I am a total sucker for pretty decorated pages.  I make no apologies.  But I get a little queasy every time I see one of those pest control commercials that emphasizes how much cockroaches love paper and cardboard.  That’s why Challenge Day 29 is dedicated to getting rid of the magazines and paper scraps. Now I’m not saying they all have to go, just that the supply needs {Read More}

Clear the Clutter Challenge Day 28: All the Pretty Little Decorations…

It should be no secret to anyone in this world that I have a slight obsession with Christmas decorations.  Challenge Day 28 is dedicated to cleaning out all of those pretty decorations. Now, decorations are not exclusive to Christmas and can include anything from holidays, party decor, knick knacks, brick a brack, every day household decor, or anything anyone uses on any occasion to make things look pretty.  Call it what you will–it’s still a decoration! Most of us have {Read More}

Clear the Clutter Challenge Day 26: Sporting Equipment Storage

Once upon a time, we had all kinds of sporting equipment in this house.  Now that our boys are out of high school, there is a lot less here than there used to be.  There are still a few things being used though so Challenge Day 26 is about storing that sporting equipment. Generally, when I think of sporting equipment, I think of balls, bats, helmets, and pads.  Those are the sorts of things that used to be in abundance {Read More}

Clear the Clutter Challenge Day 24: What Does This Cord Go To Anyway?

Does anyone else have dozens and dozens of cords lying around the house that you have no clue what they go to?  Anyone?  We sure do and Challenge Day 24 is all about those pesky cords! The “To Do” on this challenge is short and sweet, but if you keep unearthing extra cords, it may take more than one day.  I apologize for that, but it’s better to be safe than sorry when it comes to something like this.  Some things can’t be {Read More}

Clear the Clutter Challenge Day 23: Video and Board Game Overload

With three children, there has never been a shortage of video games or board games here.  They make excellent gifts, but many times games sit unopened and unused.  We don’t need any more dust collectors in this house, so it’s time to clear them out!  Challenge Day 23 is all about that video and board game overload and what to do with it. To Do: Go through all board and card games to make sure all pieces/cards are there.  Get {Read More}

Clear the Clutter Challenge Day 22: Back to the Books and Movies

We visited our movie/book stash early on in the challenge, but it’s time to go back!  Challenge Day 22 asks us to find 10 more books and/or movies that we can stand to part with.  This is hard, y’all!! Most people know by now that I have a really hard time letting go of books and movies.  Most especially, the books!  When it comes right down to it, it’s all about priorities.  Do I want to sit in the house {Read More}

Clear the Clutter Challenge Day 21: How Many Clothes Can One Kid Wear?

How many clothes can one kid wear?  Well, not many at a time.  How many they can own is a totally different story!  Challenge Day 21 is about getting rid of other people’s clothing.  (If you don’t have a child, you can downsize someone else’s hoard–a spouse or a roommate–or just work on yours again!) We have been so very blessed in the lives to have so many friends and family members who pass down clothes and/or buy them for our children. {Read More}

Clear the Clutter Challenge Day 20: Cleaning Supplies and the Rag Pile

Cleaning Supplies and the Rag Pile.  Sounds like the start of a wonderful romance novel, doesn’t it?!?  Challenge Day 20 is about that pesky rag pile and the excess cleaning supplies.  You know you have a problem when you don’t even want to throw the old rags away! I know there are people out there who aren’t savers.  If you don’t have a huge pile of old towels, shirts, and random fabric scraps, you can skip this day and go {Read More}