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Category Archives: decluttering
For years, I’ve been a fan of large outdoor flags that festoon the house and wave gaily from a pole on the front porch. But I needed an inexpensive way to organize the outdoor flags.
As part of my home decluttering project (OK, it was my 2016 New Year’s resolution, but who says it can’t continue in 2017?) I recently took my frig from chaos to calm. Decluttering and organizing the refrigerator resulted in an … Continue reading
My freezer was a jumbled mess! And it was the only part of my kitchen I hadn’t decluttered as part of my 2016 decluttering project.
Several weeks ago, I took every single thing out of most of my kitchen cabinets. Piles of dishes, containers, mixing bowls, cookbooks, plates and napkins, serving dishes, ice buckets, vases, light bulbs, coolers, dish towels, aprons and more covered my … Continue reading
If you’re like me, you’ve seen vacuum storage bags for years and wondered whether they’d work. Could they really smoosh items like pillows and blankets to save space when you store them? My friend got some of the bags at … Continue reading
I vowed to declutter my entire house during 2016 and even picked “declutter” as my 2016 word of the year. Have done pretty well so far — and my biggest accomplishments to date have been decluttering the entire garage (which … Continue reading
The stacks of paperwork and general chaos on my kitchen counter has been driving me crazy for a while now! Although most of the papers are jam-packed in containers, you can see there’s a lot of them — as well … Continue reading
Confession: I’ve never cleared out my garage — and have lived in this house a long time. When my son was growing up, I tried to close my eyes to the jumble every night when I parked the car inside. … Continue reading
My first floor half bath gets a lot of use, but I haven’t cleaned out the cabinet for many years. And since I had sinus surgery last year– to stay healthy, I have to use a saline spray made with … Continue reading
Boy, it’s been years since I looked through my pots and pans/overflow utensil cabinet! Took everything out and spread it on a towel on the floor. How did all the stuff in the photo above fit inside?