We’re officially at the halfway point of our 6 week Conquering Clutter Challenge! If this is your first time here check out these post:
This week was the bedrooms. It was a bit tougher for me to purge these out because:
- We have 4 bedrooms
- I didn’t know if I should do the bedroom closets this week or save them for next week with the hall closets etc.
- The last 2 weeks I’ve been purging while the kids nap and/or are sleeping at night. This was a bit tougher for me to do as they sleep in their rooms.
Nevertheless, I went through the rooms. I decided to purge all the clothes in the bedroom closets as well, but I will go through them again for next week and provide pictures. I was able to take care of Dustin and I’s closet this week, so overall a win-win in my book!
Problem Area #1: Clothes, Clothes, and more clothes!
Ok, so this was the biggest issue I had in all 4 rooms. Haveing to clean out closets, drawers and get rid of clothes that weren’t needed anymore. Like I said last week, we had a garage sale last October, so the rooms weren’t terrible in regards to stuff. But I wanted to focus a little more clothes and what we had in our drawers.
On Sunday I purged my closet and drawers. It. Was. Bad. It took me 2 hours while the kids were napping and then another 1.5 hours after they went to bed that night. Most moms know my struggle! When I got pregnant I would bag up my “regular” clothes and take out my “maternity” clothes. After pregnancy, I would take out my “post pregnancy” clothes. So, since 2012 I’ve been doing this and kept each type.
So, here is a picture of my closet before…
Yikes…embarrassing! On Kelsey and Allie’s podcast, they had an episode about a capsule wardrobe. I had heard about capsule wardrobes beforehand but didn’t really understand what it was. Check out the podcast episode here! It was very eye-opening to hear that we only use 20% of our wardrobe 80% of the time. They also talked about buying quality pieces that you LOVE and get rid of the rest. So, this is exactly what I did! I pulled every single thing out of my closet and put on the bed. I then went through each piece and really only kept the things I love to wear and tossed everything else out. I hope once I reach my pre-baby weight by the end of April I can get rid of more items that don’t fit me anymore and purchase new items that are versatile and I can mix and match in my wardrobe!
Dustin went through his stuff and got rid of 1 bag of clothes too! He is pretty neat with his items so it took him like 20 minutes to do this. I donated 2 bags of clothes and had one bag of old t-shirts and other stuff that was just old and needed to be thrown away.
Saturday morning Elise and I went through her toy chest and room. We were able to remove a box full of toys. It was great that she was with me because we were able to discuss what she wanted to keep or give away. She also had a half of box of stuff that could be passed down to Luke and/or the twins as well. Lastly, we also took out 1 bag of clothes and shoes!
Because the twins are 18 months younger than Luke nothing of Luke’s gets donated or sold because we just hand it down to the twins. What I really did in his room was just transfer toys that are closer to the twins’ age group and went through all his clothes too.
Owen and Andrew’s Room:
The issue with the twin’s room is that they have a lot of luke’s clothes that are too small for Luke, but still too big for the twins. So, after pulling everything out of their drawers they had 2 bags of 12 & 18-month winter clothes for the garage sale. I pulled all of Luke’s 18-24 month spring/summer clothes out from last year and put it in the twin’s main dresser. We have another dresser in the twins room and one drawer is 2T winter clothes for next winter. Next drawer has 3 T winter clothes that I just pulled from Luke’s room. The last drawer is extra crib sheets and blankets.
Luke and the twin’s room took me about 2.5 hours to do.
Next week is closets and back yard!
What about you? What parts of your bedrooms need the most TLC?