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MaBacon 09-06-2012 11:12 AM

Welcome to my clutter *Pic heavy*
 
Dh and I have been trying hard to downsize, declutter and just reduce for the past 4yrs since we moved. It was amazing the stuff we had. We have realized how much happier our life is with no clutter. I decided to take pics of our 'clutter' now. It's much less. Pretty much things all have places and where there is clutter it's just because it wasnt' put back in it's spot! So this is usually what I wake up to on an average day :) yes we are still working on a few things but this is WAY better than were we came from.

SOrry for the darker/yellow pics my flash wouldn't work with me and it was early in the morning!

Master bedroom (ignore the mirror we are repainting this weekend!):
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...r/DSCN9040.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...r/DSCN9041.jpg

DS2 room:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...DSCN9042-1.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...r/DSCN9043.jpg

DS3 room
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...DSCN9046-1.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...DSCN9045-1.jpg

Kitchen/living rm:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...r/DSCN9047.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...DSCN9048-1.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...r/DSCN9049.jpg

Entry (notice all shoes actually are in the closet!)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...DSCN9050-1.jpg

Family/play room:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...DSCN9051-1.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...r/DSCN9052.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...DSCN9053-1.jpg

Hall (vac. goes back upstairs in the closet)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...DSCN9054-1.jpg

DS1 room:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...DSCN9055-1.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...r/DSCN9056.jpg

DD's room (She was playing with her dollhouse this morning, but it all goes back in the tub and under her bed when she's done!)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...DSCN9057-1.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...DSCN9058-1.jpg

laundry:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...DSCN9059-2.jpg

Thanks for looking :) I still have projects left like the laundry room I've been waiting until the kids went back to school to tackle that one- it's on my list of to do next week. Feel free to make suggestions too! :)

Fishie Kisses 09-06-2012 11:20 AM

Re: Welcome to my clutter *Pic heavy*
 
I think it looks awesome!!

TypeAMom 09-06-2012 12:23 PM

Re: Welcome to my clutter *Pic heavy*
 
Looks great and I LOVE your kitchen! Can you tell me how you get your shoes in the closet or take a pic? I can't use a door shoe holder thing since my stepson and husband have big shoes and our vacuum takes up a ton of space. Is your vacuum usually stowed in your linen closet, a bedroom closet or somewhere else?

dancnfool 09-06-2012 12:28 PM

Re: Welcome to my clutter *Pic heavy*
 
Wow! Looks great! Your kitchen is AMAZING - mine is tiny. More appropriate a size for a closet.

SewGreenBaby 09-06-2012 12:34 PM

Where'd you get your sons beds? I've been looking for one like that for my ds. :)

MaBacon 09-06-2012 01:03 PM

Re: Welcome to my clutter *Pic heavy*
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by TypeAMom (Post 15646632)
Looks great and I LOVE your kitchen! Can you tell me how you get your shoes in the closet or take a pic? I can't use a door shoe holder thing since my stepson and husband have big shoes and our vacuum takes up a ton of space. Is your vacuum usually stowed in your linen closet, a bedroom closet or somewhere else?


Thanks! For our entryway my husband built shelves for shoes and then the kids each have a basket for their because for some reason they don't get the "put your shoes on the shelf" concept! :headscratch: But they understand throw shoes in basket! LOL!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...r/DSCN9096.jpg

We put command hooks on the door since they are not tall enough to hang up their coats yet.
We also have this awesome built in storage bench that lifts open where I keep their backpacks, my purse and my work tote. Keys go on the mirror hooks (yes I love that EVERYTHING has it's place!)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...r/DSCN9098.jpg

As for the vacuum, it resides in my bedroom closet! We don't have a linen closet :( so it's the only spot I could find for it. It works since we have a very minimal wardrobe for both DH and myself. That's also where my sewing machine is! :)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...r/DSCN9099.jpg

MaBacon 09-06-2012 01:07 PM

Re: Welcome to my clutter *Pic heavy*
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Naturally Pampered (Post 15646700)
Where'd you get your sons beds? I've been looking for one like that for my ds. :)


They're actually bunk beds (Ds2 & ds3 have them). We bought them probably 6 yrs ago at fleet farm but I see them all over that is a similar style. Not to often separate but sometimes I have on craigslist.

TypeAMom 09-07-2012 12:34 PM

Re: Welcome to my clutter *Pic heavy*
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by MaBacon (Post 15646855)
Thanks! For our entryway my husband built shelves for shoes and then the kids each have a basket for their because for some reason they don't get the "put your shoes on the shelf" concept! :headscratch: But they understand throw shoes in basket! LOL! We put command hooks on the door since they are not tall enough to hang up their coats yet. We also have this awesome built in storage bench that lifts open where I keep their backpacks, my purse and my work tote. Keys go on the mirror hooks (yes I love that EVERYTHING has it's place!)

Thanks for the pic of the coat closet. I think a shoe shelf would be great for us and I guess we could tuck our vacuum to the side if we move my rolling luggage bag and get rid of some coats. I love the bins idea for the little ones. It'd help us w/ gloves and hats, too. Lastly, I recently read somewhere else about the Command hooks for kids coats and I'm so going to do that.

So jealous about your bench. We have one, but w/ only 3 smallish cubbies down below. Now to see if I can cram the diaper bag in one of those cubbies. Thanks for all of the ideas!

Phin'sMom 09-07-2012 02:12 PM

Man it's funny how you can tell what area of the country people live in based on their house! I kept thinking how familiar your house looked...then I saw your local, ah that's why. :)

clothlover8 09-08-2012 04:06 AM

Re: Welcome to my clutter *Pic heavy*
 
Looks great! I love the built in storage box - I would love one of those!

I love your kids rooms and your kitchen is amazing - I can see so much floorspace in your areas which is what I would love more of - our house is tiny.

Well Done - very inspiring:)


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