Hello from Edmonton, where it doesn’t feel like Christmas yet but it sure is coming fast! I am now in my 6 month of pregnancy and have a holiday break coming up on the horizon. My big plan during this time off is to seriously declutter and get organized. Part of me wonders how it’s possible that we have to continue decluttering and purging because we’ve been doing it pretty regularly over the last 2.5 years. In either case, it’s clear that there’s no room in our home for a baby and all the things he will need. Just last week, I was putting dishes away and it dawned on me – there’s absolutely no room in our cupboards for baby bottles! So, it’s time once again to go through cupboards, drawers and closets to start getting rid of the old to make room for the new.
My process through this journey will be the same as my 3-day decluttering dare that I recently announced except I will probably personally do each section quicker than within 3 days because I’m pretty experienced by now. The first step will be to take everything out of my cupboards (or closets, or drawers) and evaluate every item. The evaluation process will give me the time to really think about the last time I used certain items and whether or not any of them are useful at all. If not, then off they will go to our donation pile. Someone, somewhere out there will need these items but I certainly don’t so I want to spread the love and share my items with those who need them most. After evaluating everything, I will start to create piles. As previously mentioned, one will be a donation pile, another will be a keep pile and the finally a recycle pile and MAYBE garbage if something is completely broken or unusable. Finally, after creating piles and moving our donations items aside, I should have fewer things left which will help me to decide how I wish to organize what remains. It’s hard to say right now how this will all go because I have several spaces to work on though it’s safe to note I’m pretty motivated. Read more