We moved into our first family home two and a half years ago and we started out with the basics, at first it was easy to keep tidy and I loved cleaning and buying new things for the house. However in those 2 years of living here, somehow just somehow I seem to have collected an awful lot of rubbish.. I’ll be honest. We have cupboards full of ‘stuff’, stuff just sitting there that we don’t use. I’m not a hoarder, I’m definetely not that bad I mean I’m that girl who got rid of all our baby clothes when our daughter turned 1 because ‘we no longer needed them’ now look, I’ve got another baby girl on the way.. but hey. All that ‘stuff’ that we have in shoved in the cupboards has been stressing me out and I don’t want to live that way anymore.
I’ve been watching speed cleaning videos on youtube and have followed my friend Alex on her decluttering journey which has inspired me to join in. Last week I bagged up loads of ‘stuff’ for the bins and a few bags for the charity shop, I also had a go at selling a few bits on facebook and made myself a little bit of extra cash. I’m not sure why I didn’t do this sooner? But we’re definetely no where near done yet. I still have cupboards full of ‘stuff’ that needs to be sorted through (another thing on my never ending to do list) although I’m kind of glad I haven’t done it all in one go though because I can imagine I’ll end up filling the communal bins and I’ll have to ring for extra Rubbish Clearance.
We did have a lot of stuff under our bed that I have now cleared, finally! Shifting it has been hard but I feel so much better now that it’s done. I’ve been looking at getting a new bed for a while now and I figured if we haven’t used whats under the bed in the last 6 months it needs to go unless of course its something sentimental. The new beds that I’ve been looking at have under bed storage but I am hoping to use that for clothes because at the minute our set of drawers are overflowing. I also plan to get a triple wardrobe before baby girl arrives so that I can safely say that I feel organised. I’ve managed to declutter our bedroom and Alyssia’s bedroom so far but I still need to go through the dreaded boiler cupboard, the airing cupboard and all of the kitchen cupboards. I have found doing this every few months helps you to stay organised and keeps the rubbish clearance pretty minimal, it’s also not such a big effort. I never realised how easy it was to just collect rubbish, you’ve got to think about things before you buy them; where am I going to put them? Do I need them? What can I get rid of first? When you’re buying for a new baby it’s hard to not get caught up in buying it all. I think with your first baby you’re bound to go mad but from experience I know what I need and what I don’t need this time so I’m hoping that will help massively when it comes to clutter.
Do you enjoy decluttering and shifting that rubbish?