If you read my post last week on de-cluttering, you’ll know that this post was coming.
I’ll be sharing with you a few things I did with our home and the toddler’s room to minimize clutter plus make the space more enjoyable.
I’ve done all this over the past two weeks (if I wasn’t pregnant it probably would have taken me a few days). I’ve gone through all the closets and drawers and was able to get rid of things that we no longer used, were stained, broken, etc.
In total, I was able to trash or donate 8 bags. Three of those bags were just “paper things.”
Now, on to the rooms!
I’ve rearranged Sammy’s room a few times since we moved here earlier this year, but this way I love the most.Storage: She has a big toy chest and I decided to store toys that she doesn’t play with. Some of are either too “baby” or too “big” for her to use.I have plenty of these baggies bed sheets or curtains that I saved for storage. I like this better then containers because you can puzzle in items to fit better.Labels aren’t really necessary since you can see through the bag, but I think it just makes it look neater
or could be my OCD.
Kitchen: This one is great for small spaces/ storing. It comes with it’s own accessories, plus she received a couple sets of play food/ kitchen items. I stored half of them in her toy chest and kept a few items out. Once she get’s a bit older, I can take out other items for her to play with.
Activities Basket: I showed this in the previous post, but I use to store ALL of her activities stuff in one of her clothing drawers in the closet (aka her “junk drawer). She loves to dig and take them apart when I opened them; it was getting frustrated. I decided to just take out what she uses the most. There are still things stored in that drawer but they are for when she’s older.Books: I kept a few out that she currently likes and every few weeks I rotate these or store ones that I know are more for infants and I’ll save those for the twins. Main Entrance: The first space when you enter is the living room and I absolutely hated the way it looked. I thought it was super cluttered with toys and my desk was always a mess (I found the end table at Goodwill for ONLY $1.50)I put her ball pit and mini basketball hoop behind the couch and other toys she plays with in the TV stand (it was empty). Now the whole space looks much neater. To the right side of the entrance is THIS stand. It had a ton of toys was collecting dust at the bottom, now I just leave a bit of decor, a couple of books and shoes.Our Bedroom: This room was neglected the most. I found the night stand for $2.50 (Goodwill) and was able to put a lamp near our bed and the remotes, diapers and wipes in the drawer instead of just on the floor.
I also found some pretty fall flowers at Rite Aid and put up a couple more pictures (frames from Dollar Tree).
Now I think it feels simple and cozy and you can probably tell that I am pretty simple when it comes to decor or items to have in the house.
I’m really enjoying reading this tidying book by Marie Kondo. I enjoy the minimalist lifestyle for myself, but it helps you put it into a more home perspective.
There are things I don’t totally agree with in the book (like doing all your de-cluttering in one sitting) but a lot of the information is very useful. I think if you’re looking for ways to minimize clutter and make a more enjoyable space, definitely give it a read.
I’m linking up with Amanda for thinking out LOUD Thursday!My next book is the Joy of Less. Can’t wait. 😀