I’ve been on a declutter kick ever since the Minimalist “game” ended for me.
Since then I probably got rid of 40 more items and began to declutter some spaces in my house that were clutter magnets.
My desk was originally in my bedroom.
I found that not only was I was more on the living room table since I felt too far away from the kids [or the kitchen for coffee refills] but it was a clutter magnet for unopened mail.
I ended up selling the bookshelf that was in this spot and moving my desk into the space. In reality, it was only holding a few books and a bunch of the kids puzzles.I ended up moving the puzzles to the closet in the kids room (there was plenty of space) and moved the books to the end table. I also was trying to figure out a way to hide the cat little box without purchasing something new.
Now, it’s underneath this end table.
You may notice that black futon in my bedroom.
Well, I ended up moving it to the kids room for my son. Most nights, he actually would come to my room and preferred to sleep on it with me.
I figured, why not just make it his bed?It ended up working quite well because I usually just left laundry on it to fold later aka MORE clutter. Now I tackle it right away after it finishes drying.
I’ve been working on making my space more functional; selling items that I have no use for (mostly from my marriage) or items that the kids have outgrown.The kiddos have been enjoying their space more mainly because well there is more space and it feels less cluttered.The house just feels fresh and more cozy overall.Clearly, we are all enjoying it.