Decluttering is good for the soul!

Now I don’t have a cluttered house by any means thanks to Mr Creative’niss’ he hates it, if I had my way I would at least have one buffet sort of like this one

and im soooooo in love with this


just to put my art bits and pieces in, not my stash of yarns, fabrics etc to make goodies with, but the pieces that are actually made, things that ive made myself, and hand-made things that have been gifted to me over the years, it’s a shame to have them all stuffed into little cubicles in my craft room you know the 4 cube x 4 cube stands from Ikea! Which brings me to this post about de cluttering…. the 3 rooms and the only rooms that are cluttered in this home of mine, is my craft room, Miss A’s room and Master BJ’s room…

so im going to follow these rules…. 


What can you do to accomplish more of what you want to do? Here are some immediate suggestions:

  • 1. Choose the easiest place to start
    You don’t always have to start at the beginning. If that first step seems the hardest, start with another part of the project instead.
  • 2. Fix your workspace
    If your set-up is simply not convenient, it will definitely hold you back.
  • 3. Work from your to-do list
    Tackle the more difficult tasks during your prime time.
  • 4. Be realistic about what you can do
    Procrastinators often have an unrealistic sense of time; you may have the feeling that a project will take forever or that you have “plenty of time.” The more realistic you become, the less likely you’ll be to procrastinate.
  • 5. Use the minutes available to you
    Remember that even five minutes is enough time to get something done. One or two phone calls or more can be returned in that time.
  • 6. Reward yourself
    After you meet small deadlines, promise yourself a small treat. When the entire project is completed, think on a little grander scale.
  • 7. Create more time
    If it seems like there really is no time, carve out a half hour or so from your existing schedule. If you really want to take up jogging, try getting up a half hour earlier each day (or on weekends). If you want to do it, you’ll find the time.
  • 8. Get started
    The hardest part is getting started. Once you’re in motion, it will be easier to keep going. You may well find that it isn’t as bad as you expected, and once you’re involved, you’ve overcome the highest hurdle.

So I started this long weekend on Miss A’s room, now she is only 4, and she has more toys books, dress ups, clothes etc than you can actually imagine! So We I, with Miss A watching, started with what was broken went in the bin, what she hadn’t played with for ages went to a local charity shop box, (with about 1/2 of what went in Miss A retrieving out again!). and this is what we ended up with…. i forgot to take a before shot, but here is the end result


i still think she has too much on her shelves but a girl can never have too many bears, dolls and ponies!

and as stated above No. 6 we rewarded ourselves with a new back of the door shoe bag, an hour at the park and an ice-cream!

So next week i will endeavour to attack my craft room, i have taken the before shots tonight… and am quite embarrassed by them, but they needed to be taken!

until next time thanks for reading………………….Ax

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2 Responses to Decluttering is good for the soul!

  1. I like the idea of rewards – I am a terrible procratinator.

  2. Terri says:

    I am loving thatbbig white hutch too!!!!! Well done u for decluttering… u want to tackle my craft room next?

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