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How much did you find to get rid of in your bathroom drawers last week? I must say, opening my drawer to get a hair binder out is significantly more pleasant now that it isn't a cluttered mess!
If you are just joining us, here's the deal:
I still had this mindset of decluttering being a big ol’ chore up until a few months ago when I read this fantastic post from Nony at A Slob Comes Clean. It was like a huge light went off in my brain! Decluttering is simply the act of getting rid of what doesn't belong, isn't needed, or belongs in the trash. It doesn’t mean buying a whole slew of new bins for your things to go in or coming up with some type of system that you hope will change your life - that’s organizing. It’s a whole different ball game. Right now, I’m in the game of decluttering. I just want things GONE.
When there’s less stuff, especially less of what has no purpose in your home anymore, organizing can often happen naturally. You won’t be cramming thirty towels into the closet because you only need ten and they fit nicely. You don’t need to dig through a tub of medicines to find what you need only to keep coming across bottles that are long since expired.
Here’s my challenge: Each week, take on ONE area of your home. I’ve already made the list for you so that part is done. Go to the area, throw away trash, put items that you no longer need but are still in good condition into a donation box, and put other items where they belong. Simple!
Week 24: Bathtub & Shower
I was happy to find that the clutter I expected to find in our shower was gone. We usually have at least one empty bottle hanging around until we remember to bring it to the recycling bin in the garage. And while I would love to call the kids' toys clutter they still get used during every bath time so they are here to stay. This before picture actually doesn't look too terrible!
Up in the window of the shower is where I found the majority of this week's purged items. Several old razors, an empty sugar scrub container, a couple travel bottles, and a stack of bottle pieces that the kids have been using in the tub.
This after picture barely looks different! At least I know there are things gone and every single piece of clutter that we get out of this house is a step in the right direction.
Did you find any clutter to get rid of in your bathtub or shower?
Share a picture in the comments or on social media with the hashtag #clutterbusterchallenge of what you found to declutter.
Come back next week for week 25 to tackle under the bathroom sink! I went through ours about a year ago but I can guarantee that I'll find several things to donate and toss again. Come back and see what I discover and share what you find to declutter from under your sink.
If you are looking for a better way of keeping on top of your homemaking tasks now that you are steamrolling through all this decluttering you might be interested in a new course from Humorous Homemaking. Home Management How To: A Guide to Daily Success is open now! I've got a post about my experience with this course here but this is a great course for you to take control of all the household tasks in a way that is tailored specifically to your family and life.