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Lovin’ Life: Decluttering Your Home Week 4

There are only a few photos posted for the week 4 task. I believe some things in a person’s life do not need to be splashed across the web, but please know I did finish organizing and cleaning the bedroom.

The condensed wardrobe is working pretty well, so far.  Although I have to admit I was a bit overwhelmed by the process.  So, here is my tip for how I am hoping to streamline the process this Spring…

Colored hangers! I hung clothing I wear all year long on pink hangers. Seasonal items are on purple. That way this Spring I can simply grab the purple hangers and replace those pieces.

How was week 4 for you?  Did you try implementing the capsule wardrobe?  If so, what did you find most challenging?  And has it saved you time getting ready?

Week 5 I’ll tackle what use to be the home office which now feels like a storage room.

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Here are this weeks daily task for taking care of organizing your closet and cleaning the bedroom, courtesy of Houzz.

Day 1: Streamline the wardrobe.

I mentioned, in a previous post, the idea of creating a capsule wardrobe and since day 1 is all about cleaning out the closet I’m including a link that explains how this concept works. Click here to see how to create a spring capsule wardrobe.

My closet before the sorting.

Here are some questions to ask yourself as you’re sorting through your clothes to help you decide if you should keep or donate them:

I’m curious after you look at the information if you will begin to realize how much time you might spend on selecting your outfit and accessories for the day. Personally, I spend way to much time standing in the closet making choices.

The condensed wardrobe is working pretty well, so far.  Although I have to admit I was a bit overwhelmed by the process.   So, here is my tip for how I am hoping to streamline the process this Spring.

Colored hangers. I hung clothing I wear all year long on pink hangers. Seasonal items are on purple. That way this Spring I can simply grab the purple hangers and replace those pieces.

How was week 4 for you?  Did you try implementing the capsule wardrobe?  If so, what did you find most challenging?  And has it saved you time getting ready?

Week 5 I’ll tackle what use to be the home office which now feels like a storage room.

The after! Narrowed it down to 33 pieces in my capsule wardrobe.

Day 2: Do a whole-room refresh. While the bedroom does not get as grimy as the kitchen or bath, it can accumulate a surprising amount of dust. As you make your way around the room, set aside things that belong elsewhere (dishes for the kitchen, borrowed clothes etc.) and return them.

Day 3: Spruce up the bed.

  • Clean the headboard.
  • Vacuum and rotate the mattress.
  • Launder the mattress pad and bedskirt.

Day 4: Take notes. Now that you’ve removed much of the clutter and dust, it should be easier to figure out what needs changing or updating. Note anything you would like to change, remove or shop for.

Day 5: Beautify the bedside.  Sort through all of the books, magazines, journals and other things that have made their way onto your nightstand. Move all but the items you use nightly to a different space.

Day 6: Take care of the little things.

  • Sort through jewelry and other small accessories, letting go of pieces you no longer wear.
  • Care for plants, dusting large leaves, trimming off dead leaves and repotting if needed
  • Toss old candles, ratty throw blankets and anything else that has seen better days.

Day 7: Do maintenance every day.  If you are not already in the habit of it, make your bed as soon as you rise in the morning and tidy up the bedside table before you leave the room. In the evening drop dirty laundry right in the basket and put accessories away instead of piling them on a chair or dresser.

Curious about my inspiration for other projects around the house? Visit my ideabook on Houzz.com below.

-Lonnie

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Herrington and Company, LLC
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