Monday, June 22, 2015

Declutter Challenge Week Two: Living and Family Room

Week Two! Living Rooms and Family Rooms can often become our biggest challenge areas as we live in these rooms daily. Don't let any mess overwhelm you! We're going to take it one step at a time, one pile at a time, one area at a time.

Take a picture of your before space and post it in our group!

Then, gather some bags, boxes or baskets for sorting. Label them so you know what you are looking for and at later (this may be Keep, Donate, Trash, Sell, Move to Another Room, etc)

Then, sort EVERYTHING. Take everything off shelves, out of bins and cabinets, from under furniture, up off the floor, etc.

Once everything is sorted, clean. Dust, vacuum and mop if needed. Don't stress yourself too much over this process, remember, we have a cleaning challenge coming up as well!

Now it's time to put things away.

Containerize as much as possible. Group like items together. This helps the room look less messy. Use bins you already own from around the home, that you pick up at thrift stores or garage sales, or check Target, Walmart or Big Lots (even Dollar Stores have bins sometimes).

Once your room is organized, add decor back in (or decorate for the first time!) and take an after picture.

Can't wait to see all of your spaces!



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