Monday, February 25, 2013

My Inspiration- Day 2

Day 2:
      As you may have noticed I'm a little behind on posting my results for Day 2.  Let's just say, I have jumped in with both feet.  The dirt is flying as I'm going through every little area of the sewing/craft/work room. I am sorting through every drawer, box and folder and truly asking myself, " Do you really need this?", " Do you really want to save this?", " Are you going to use this?".   If not, it is going bye...bye...

     Believe it or not,  I have actually let some things go.  For those of you that know me,  you know how hard this is for me.  LOL !!!   I have discovered though my main problem isn't letting go of  "STUFF", its discovering projects I want to start and I have to keep telling myself, " NOT UNTIL YOU HAVE FINISHED YOUR LIST OF DECLUTTERING  !!!"   ( we'll see how well I listen to myself...LOL)

     Instead of posting pictures of all my trash/donations, ( because I'm a little embarrassed as to how much there is) I thought I would show you my inspiration for my new sewing/craft/work room makeover.
I really need to come up with a catchy name for this room.

     Originally my room was pink with black and white damask until I discovered these boxes.  Aren't they the cutest thing you have ever seen.  I LOVE them !!!!!!!  I found them at my local variety store and they were inexpensive so I bought all they had left.  ( Which was only 4 of them) 

     I'm storing my buttons in one, sewing thread in another and not sure what will go in the rest.  I'm sure I'll find something for them to hold.  

     Don't forget to come back and see what Day 3 holds for me. 

     Thanks for stopping by and visiting Nannies Attic.  

Have a GREAT DAY !!!!!


Monday, February 18, 2013

Simple ( clutter free) Life---Day 1

Ready, Set , Go !!!!

     Time to start on the new project to have a clutter free home and life.  First on my list is my Craft Room/ Office Room. 
     Originally this was my youngest sons room.  I loved the size of it and the fact that it has a lot of natural light so when he got married and left home I claimed it as MY ROOM !!!  I never really did any work in the closet when he was at home, so I decided since I had it emptied I would paint it and do some deep spring cleaning and reorganizing it for my work area.

BEFORE :  YUCK- Look at the outdated  panel look  walls :(
      I begin by painting the walls a light gray and putting the shelving unit back in and adding to it.  I used shelving units by closet maid. The are quick and simple to assembly and you can arrange them to make your own space work for you.

 I used a total of 3 of these units and placed them on top of the horizontal organizer.
Please don't look at the door.  We are getting  new interior doors.

Love how a fresh coat of paint makes everything look so much cleaner.  I'm so excited to organize my craft supplies in here !!!!

     Its a work in progress and I'm sure it will change as I work on the rest of the room.  I just LOVE the deep red baskets and had to share with you.  

    I think I'm going to need to get more of them, what do you think?

Total Bags Day 1 = 2 bags Woo Hoo !!!!

Who's decluttering with me?  How was your first day ?

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Purging for a SIMPLE (clutter free) LIFE

     Do you ever dream of a simple life, one that is clutter free and organized?   A life where you know where to put something because it actually has a home, besides the junk drawer, or dining room table or the bed in the guest room?  I am always dreaming of this, but never knew where to begin.
    I wouldn't call myself a hoarder, but I do have a hard time letting go of certain things.  I tell myself  " I might need that some day" or " One of the kids might need that "and therefore I  continue to hold on to way to much "STUFF".  Do you do that?  The  "STUFF" has overtaken my life and I am going to conquer the "CLUTTER"  once and for all !!!!

    Since I'm a "Pinterest Addict" I started searching for ideas or tips on how to declutter my home and life and came across a lot of them ( of course I did, Pinterest is full of ideas and projects) . Here is where I had to tell myself, "Remember the task at hand,  STAY FOCUSED ".   I found one in particular that I felt fit my needs to keep me focused and on track over at Clover Lane.  Check out her blog and see how she decluttered her home in 40 days.

     I loved the idea that I can personalize the list to fit my needs by breaking it down into small tasks and not feel overwhelmed.  You wouldn't have to go 40 days, you can do how ever many days you want or need.  I didn't think I would have 40 areas that would need purged. I started making my list and thinking about how long each area would take me, and quickly had a list of 40 areas.  OMG !!!  I was shocked, but as you will see in my list I have certain areas that I have listed more than just one day.  ( oops, I think this might be where the hoarder comes in)

40 Bags in 40 Days

     I better go buy some big black trash bags, pretty sure I'm going to need  a lot of them. LOL !!! 

     If you knew me, you would know that there will be items that I won't want to get rid of.  When I come across those items I have a list of questions to ask myself to help me make that decision.

  1. Do I use it daily?  weekly?  monthly?  
  2. Does it have sentimental value?
  3. Do I LOVE it ? 
  4. Will I miss it if I get rid of it?
  5. Does it fit?
  6. Is it stained?  or tore?
     If I answer no to any one of the questions 1-5 , it is going in the bag.  Items can be donated or if you like to make a little extra money, you could have a garage sale with the items you are getting rid of.  I will probably will be doing both.  I have a local organization that I love donating to and they will even pick up the items.  How much better could it get !!

   My plan is to start now and by the time Spring comes, I will have my home clutter free and can enjoy the beautiful Spring weather (definitely my favorite season).   

Who is going to join me in this journey to a 
Simple (clutter free) life?

Sunday, February 10, 2013


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