One of my goals for 2017 is to give our home a deep decluttering. As I mentioned in my New Year's Goals post, I want to take a room a month and really give it a good cleaning and decluttering. In January, I chose my nemesis-- the room/closet off of the bathroom. And I am pleased to say that I was able to declutter it completely!
After giving it much thought, for February, I decided to work on our master bedroom. What better thing to do for my husband, whom I love with all my heart, than to give him, and us, a place to truly relax in at the end of the day instead of being faced with laundry piles, miscellaneous stuff that has been stashed in our room, etc.
Last week, I tackled my dresser area and the floor around it.
I started with the top of it, clearing it of receipts and things that I knew were trash or belonged somewhere else. I then moved on to the drawers. I even called Bill up to help, which he did so grudgingly. I took all the clothes out of his drawers and his workout clothes basket and we went through them one by one.
Well, I should say Bill laid on the bed and I held each one up and then he said keep or donate. I will say this that I was highly impressed with the amount that he got rid of. He got rid of a ton of his t-shirts and some shorts that he said he had forgotten that he had. We went through all of his drawers and even his clothes that were hanging up in the closet (because I figure while he was in the mood, might as well do all of it!). We are donating a trash bag and a half to Goodwill of the clothes that he got rid of!
Bill also cleaned off the top of his dresser and it looks so much better.
Now that we have the kitties, I am hoping it is incentive to keep surfaces clear as they like to climb around on top of things!
Next week, I am hoping to get into my closet to get to work...It desperately needs it.
So hopefully, I can get some of that done coming up this week.If you are decluttering in 2017, how are you doing with it?