Monday, October 20, 2014

{Day 20} Princess Clothes - 31 Days of De-Hoarding

Welcome to Day 20 of 31 Days of De-Hoarding!

{Day 20} Princess Clothes - 31 Days of De-Hoarding #write31days #dehoarding

Every year around this time I go through the kid's clothes and de-hoard them.

Why now?

Well, the Princess's birthday is at the end of September.  The Peanut's birthday is at the beginning of October.  Grandma buys them clothes for their birthday.  She also buys them clothes for Christmas.  It is also a change of seasons.  And it is the perfect time to move up to the next size of clothing.

I have found the easiest thing to do is wait until after their birthday and then just switch out all the clothes.  Then I go through and see what is missing and fill in any immediate needs and put anything else on the Grandma Christmas list.  (Grandma is going to buy them clothes, list or not, so the list just makes it easier for everyone.)

I planned this post to come after their birthday party so it would be nice and easy.

Unfortunately, Grandma was sick on the day of their birthday party so we don't have the new clothes yet.

Still, it needs to be done.  And if I actually go through their clothes now, it will be easier to figure out what they really need.

I started with the Princess.

I have learned to just go through and take out all clothing of the size she is growing out of.  Otherwise it gets too confusing for me.  I will end up hanging on to that one item too long thinking it sort of still fits because I really want it to.  Or, she will keep wearing something that doesn't fit because it is her favorite.

This time I will have to do it a little differently since I don't have the new clothes yet.

Still, she has plenty of clothes that can go.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

{Day 19} Plan for Week 4 - 31 Days of De-Hoarding

Welcome to Day 19 of 31 Days of De-Hoarding!

Week 4!  Can't believe I have made it this far.

Where were we?

Oh, right.  Last week I told you I had planned on moving to the kid's rooms but changed to the kitchen instead.

Now that we have covered all the main areas of the house, let's go ahead and work on the kid's rooms now.  Shall we?

You guys are going to pitch in right?

No?

On my own?

Ok, I can do this.

Week 4 - The Kid's Rooms

{Day 19} Plan for Week 4 - 31 Days of De-Hoarding #write31days #dehoarding

Day 19 - Plan for Kid's Rooms
Day 20 - Princess Clothes
Day 21 - Peanut Clothes
Day 22 - Princess Toys
Day 23 - Peanut Toys
Day 24 - Peanut Closet
Day 25 - Kid's Rooms Finishing Touches


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Saturday, October 18, 2014

{Day 18} Kitchen Finishing Touches - 31 Days of De-Hoarding

Welcome to Day 18 of 31 Days of De-Hoarding!

{Day 18} Kitchen Finishing Touches - 31 Days of De-Hoarding #write31days #dehoarding

Looks like we are all done with the kitchen.  Yup, nothing left to do.  Got the whole thing whipped into shape.

Guess I can take the day off.

Well, I guess the food shelf could use a bit of work.


Maybe?

Another thing my kitchen is lacking is a pantry.  So, this shelf is my pantry.  And I don't get to just shut the door on the mess.  So, maybe a bit of straightening up?

Friday, October 17, 2014

{Day 17} Kitchen Counters - 31 Days of De-Hoarding

Welcome to Day 17 of 31 Days of De-Hoarding!

{Day 17} Kitchen Counters - 31 Days of De-Hoarding #write31days #dehoarding

Can we just skip today?  Or just trust me to do this.  Really it's in your best interest.  Ya'll really don't want to have to see pictures of my trashed out counters.  Trust me.

Fine!

But don't say I didn't warn you.

You asked for this.

Brought it on yourself.


Happy?

Ugh.

I never seem to have enough counter space.  Wonder why?

Because this peninsula thingy really does have a lot of counter space.  Granted it really is the only counter space in my kitchen but it is pretty big.  It is also covered very quickly with stuff.  Dirty dishes, food, papers, trash, stuff.  Lots and lots of stuff.

Oh, and how about a couple of empty pickle jars.

Or maybe lots of empty pickle jars.


I wish I could tell you I had an actual good reason for keeping these.  Really they just need to be rinsed out and put in the recycle.  Yup.  Just sitting there waiting to be rinsed.  Taking up valuable real estate on my counter.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

{Day 16} Kitchen Hutch - 31 Days of De-Hoarding

Welcome to Day 16 of 31 Days of De-Hoarding!

{Day 16} Kitchen Hutch - 31 Days of De-Hoarding #write31days #dehoarding

Now we really are more than half way through!!!

Today, it is time to de-hoard the Hutch thingy in my kitchen.

It is actually made up of a mismatched shelf on top and some kind of office furniture thingy on the bottom.  I bought them at a thrift store and then painted them with a can of oops paint.  The paint has not held up that well and it's also really hard to clean so I really should repaint it but for now I just overlook all the scuffs and stains.

The kitchen was really needing more storage and counter space.  This was my solution.

And it's a huge mess.


Most of the mess was just stuff that needed to go somewhere else.  Appliances that needed to be put in the appliance cabinet.  Food that needed to go on the food shelf.

I guess that technically counts as cleaning but I made an exception.

And some empty cans.

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