Monday, January 7, 2013
Decluttering the Video/Game closet
One of Carla's mini decluttering challenges over the last week was :Decluttering Goal Week One: What "thing" clutters up your home the most? Is it clothes? Toys? Books/magazines? Kitchen Stuff? Knick-Knacks? Find a way to get rid of some of these items! Be sure to snap a pic of your declutter!
In our house it is "STUFF"...toys, videos, books, extra stuff.....just STUFF....so I decided to start on a small project and declutter some of the stuff.
My project was the closet that I believe is supposed to be used as a pantry but is not in the kitchen so we use it for storage. It is off the downstairs half bath.
We keep our board games, playdoh toys, puzzles, VHS, craft stuff and miscellaneous stuff in there. It was a disaster! You could not open the door without fearing "STUFF" would fall out on you.
HERE ARE THE BEFORE PICTURES:
(this was after I took out an art easel, and 2 bags of stuff that had been shoved in there)
On the shelves on the right, there were VHS tapes, kids TV show DVDs, old video game systems, craft stuff and other stuff. The shelf in the middle held more VHS tapes. On the left were all of our puzzles and games and yoga mats all just piled on top of each other.
After about 45 minutes of getting everything out and organizing and getting a shelf that was up in the closet/room that I am hoping to do a deep declutter on this month, I was able to get everything organized and looking lovely!
Much better! The shelf unit has all the VHS and DVDs we are keeping. The bottom bin also has all the playdoh stuff. The shelves on the right have all of our games on the first 3 shelves, kids craft stuff on the next 2 shelves and the bottom has puzzles and crayon maker that we don't access very often.
In all total I got rid of about half of the VHS. The yoga mats went into our basement, along with the little shelf where it will get use in hubby's man room. I threw out a few games that were missing pieces and some of the craft stuff that was old and unusable. I am proud of how it looks and hopefully this will give us more quality family time since we can find what we need, when we need it.
Have you done any decluttering?