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Task 34 – Declutter 52 things in 52 weeks challenge

A new Decluttering task will be published on the blog each Tuesday.  I will share a link to the task on facebook and in the Tuesday Daily Task newsletter (subscribe to newsletter here). Follow along on instagram with hashtag #declutter52 View previous Decluttering Challenge Tasks here My definition of purge – sell, donate, repurpose or […]

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  • I’ve always taken issue with that coat hanger method of decluttering your wardrobe… I don’t think the person who came up with it lives somewhere where there are actual seasons! Or is a bloke – I can see that working a treat if you’re a man.

    I have clothes I only wear for four months of the year – my entire winter work wardrobe for example. Four wool skirts and two pairs of wool trousers that only see the light of day from June – September, get dry cleaned in October and popped away until late May.

    In saying that, it’s about time for a wardrobe cull again. Right now, all my jumpers are hanging up (because I’m wearing them all the time) and they take up a LOT of space.ReplyCancel

  • Busy Mom

    Another idea for seasonal items is to throw a trash bag over the ones that are out of season and put to the back of closet.

    Clothing I am not sure about I tie in a grocery bag and put under my dresser. If I can go a month without needing it (during the season) then I can take the bag to charity.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      Ooh yes another great idea, thanks Busy Mum.ReplyCancel

Task 33 – Declutter 52 things in 52 weeks challenge + win a pack of shoe storage boxes

A new Decluttering task will be published on the blog each Tuesday.  I will share a link to the task on facebook and in the Tuesday Daily Task newsletter (subscribe to newsletter here). Follow along on instagram with hashtag #declutter52 View previous Decluttering Challenge Tasks here My definition of purge – sell, donate, repurpose or […]

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  • Kylie Roberts

    I would love to enter but I simply cannot part with my shoes! I keep them nice in boxes. I can however take a photo of my wall of shoes? haha!ReplyCancel

  • Kellie Sracek

    This is about one fifth of my collection, 14 pairs. Most of them have only been worn a couple of times, they are either not comfortable or I really can’t walk in them – like the beige boots!!! I have a little shoe addiction I think!!ReplyCancel

  • Belinda Billing

    I see it looks like you own a Trikke. The one with the pink wheels. We sell them at Trikke Australia this is probably why I noticed it. Lots of fun. Enjoy ReplyCancel

  • Belinda Billing

    I see it looks like you own a Trikke. The one with the pink wheels. We sell them at Trikke Australia this is probably why I noticed it. Lots of fun. Enjoy ReplyCancel

Task 32 – Declutter 52 things in 52 weeks challenge

A new Decluttering task will be published on the blog each Tuesday.  I will share a link to the task on facebook and in the Tuesday Daily Task newsletter (subscribe to newsletter here). Follow along on instagram with hashtag #declutter52 View previous Decluttering Challenge Tasks here My definition of purge – sell, donate, repurpose or […]

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  • Wow, your drawers are super clean. I always have a very neat bedside table, usually hiding a multitude of sins inside the drawer! I will be cleaning it out tonight!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      I only keep what I need in the top drawer, I should of shared an image of my bottom drawer, it’s a little more ‘compact’ but this is where I store cards, letters and trinkets that mean a lot to me.ReplyCancel

  • Lordy, my bedside table is a nightmare compared to yours! On the top of it, I have a stack of books I’m thinking about reading (I just moved 75% of them to the bookcase due to fears of having the whole lot fall on my head in my sleep); there’s my lamp, clock radio (my drink bottle is in front of it so I can’t actually *see* the time), drink bottle, box of tissues, a couple of magazines and my e-reader.

    The drawers in my bedside table are the only place(s) I have that are “mine” in that there is no need for anyone else to ever go in them, so I keep stuff that I don’t want fiddled with or borrowed in my drawers! This includes most of my jewelry, a couple of special photographs and other bits and bobs that I want to keep.

    Underneath – more books. (Also beside my bedside table is um. More books. And *all* my CDs but they’re in boxes)And the powerboard – clock, lamp and charger for the e-reader. I don’t ever leave my phone in my room at night.ReplyCancel

  • Kathie Belden Hood

    This is just what I needed to encourage to declutter my bedside table and drawer. Many thanks.ReplyCancel

  • I’m the same with my bedside, but the top drawer is always a mess! I need to give it a good clean out!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      Happy cleaning Bec! You will feel great once it is done.:)ReplyCancel

  • Suzanne Turley

    I love your little containers you use in your bedside drawer. I wonder where I can obtain some from. Any ideas please. ReplyCancel

Task 31 – Declutter 52 things in 52 weeks challenge

A new Decluttering task will be published on the blog each Tuesday.  I will share a link to the task on facebook and in the Tuesday Daily Task newsletter (subscribe to newsletter here). Follow along on instagram with hashtag #declutter52 View previous Decluttering Challenge Tasks here My definition of purge – sell, donate, repurpose or […]

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Task 30 – Declutter 52 things in 52 weeks challenge

A new Decluttering task will be published on the blog each Tuesday.  I will share a link to the task on facebook and in the Tuesday Daily Task newsletter (subscribe to newsletter here). Follow along on instagram with hashtag #declutter52 View previous Decluttering Challenge Tasks here My definition of purge – sell, donate, repurpose or […]

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Task 29 – Declutter 52 things in 52 weeks challenge

A new Decluttering task will be published on the blog each Tuesday. I am a few tasks behind as I took some time off with the kids over school holidays and sadly had to attend a funeral which set me back a little.  So this week will be DECLUTTER CATCH UP WEEK!! I will share […]

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  • This is seriously something I really need to take the time to do. Thank you for visiting us on the blog today.ReplyCancel

Task 28 – Declutter 52 things in 52 weeks challenge

A new Decluttering task will be published on the blog each Tuesday.  I will share a link to the task on facebook and in the Tuesday Daily Task newsletter (subscribe to newsletter here). Follow along on instagram with hashtag #declutter52 View previous Decluttering Challenge Tasks here My definition of purge – sell, donate, repurpose or […]

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  • How did you know this was my no 1 on my to do list today too?! I can’t wait to get it to zero. Seeing that number of unread emails stresses me out!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      love your to-do list strategy Christina, did you manage to get through them all?ReplyCancel

  • I actually do this every day. I have the Mailbox app so I always go to bed with an empty inbox.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      Carly, please tell me more of this Mailbox app you speak of… what does it do, is that it’s name, is that for the mac and work with apple mail??ReplyCancel

  • Karina

    A few years back I went to work in PNG where I wouldn’t have access to my email for 6 weeks at a time. Before I went I ruthlessly unsubscribed to **everything** – it took weeks and weeks of opting out of mailing lists. Once they were gone I realised I hardly missed any of them and now I try hard not to sign up in the first place.

    Now I organise my email based loosely on the David Allen “Getting Things Done” principle: email gets moved into one of the following folders:
    - Action items (things I need to do / reply to)
    - Items pending (don’t need to do anything but might be waiting on eg, online purchases, e-tickets etc)
    - Things to read
    - Archives (folders in themes / years)
    I have found the first two folders really helpful as these things used to get lost in the inbox.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      Love this strategy Karina, I’m going to google and look into it further!ReplyCancel

Task 27 – Declutter 52 Things in 52 Weeks Challenge

A new Decluttering task will be published on the blog each Tuesday.  I will share a link to the task on facebook and in the Tuesday Daily Task newsletter (subscribe to newsletter here). Follow along on instagram with hashtag #declutter52 View previous Decluttering Challenge Tasks here My definition of purge – sell, donate, repurpose or […]

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  • Margie

    I recently looked at a few bomboniere items from friends weddings. Some of them more than 10 years old. They are just gathering dust on a display unit.
    Permission to CHUCK please!!ReplyCancel

  • Joanne

    The flamingo are beautiful! I have been working really hard this year (with the guidence of yourself and Peter Walsh!) and have found this one the hardest but most rewarding. I had boxes of beautiful china and ornaments handed down to me packed away in a cupboard so nothing would happen to them! After MUCH general declutter I tackled them and now I have some precious memories on display where they will also become memories for my kids. Some things I was putting away for them when they are grown but I think if they haven’t seen and enjoyed them as kids why would they want them when they are adults? Would be no memories for them! Thanks Katrina :) ReplyCancel

  • H.

    I like to keep just a few things on display and store others so I can rotate them when I feel the need of a change. If there are too many bits and pieces to dust I feel as if my house looks turning into a museum.ReplyCancel

Task 26 – Declutter 52 things in 52 weeks challenge

A new Decluttering task will be published on the blog each Tuesday.  I will share a link to the task on facebook and in the Tuesday Daily Task newsletter (subscribe to newsletter here). Follow along on instagram with hashtag #declutter52 View previous Decluttering Challenge Tasks here My definition of purge – sell, donate, repurpose or […]

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  • Natasha Thorpe

    That’s funny that this is your declutter task today-I had just finished throwing out my old receipts before I opened my email lolReplyCancel

  • I don’t even want to think about my reciepts. It’s on my to-do list next week and I’m very scared!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      Do it while in front of the TV Carly… you’ll get through it quicker :) ReplyCancel

  • Nicole Wilson

    It’s a great job to get out of the way whilst sitting in front of the wood fire – no shredding requiredReplyCancel

Task 25 – Declutter 52 Things in 52 Weeks Challenge

A new Decluttering task will be published on the blog each Tuesday.  I will share a link to the task on facebook and in the Tuesday Daily Task newsletter (subscribe to newsletter here). Follow along on instagram with hashtag #declutter52 View previous Decluttering Challenge Tasks here My definition of purge – sell, donate, repurpose or […]

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  • Amy Clemente

    why dont you put up some pretty sheer curtains on that small window for some privacy? could be lovely :) ReplyCancel

Task 24 – Declutter 52 Things in 52 Weeks Challenge

A new Decluttering task will be published on the blog each Tuesday.  I will share a link to the task on facebook and in the Tuesday Daily Task newsletter (subscribe to newsletter here). Follow along on instagram with hashtag #declutter52 View previous Decluttering Challenge Tasks here My definition of purge – sell, donate, repurpose or […]

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  • Lynne Krog Vorster

    I am a neat freak when it comes to my cupboards. BUT I hoard books and papers and forever having to go through them but throw so little away. I have wrapping from my stork parties 28 yrs ago. ReplyCancel

  • Oh, I certainly do have a hallway cupboard and it’s a bit interesting. I had to rearrange it completely after my kitchen renovation and I discovered I would no longer have a “third drawer full of crap” and I had to do something with all the bits of crap that I need (string, matches, birthday cake candles, spare keys, labels, candles, those ties for freezer bags, alan keys etc), but had nowhere to put them.

    So hallway cupboard shelf(which was also full of crap)it had to be…

    The hallway cupboard shelf and third drawer have now been consolidated – I have four of those plastic boxes with compartments and one has batteries (sorted by size); one has washers and screws and fixings; one has all the stuff that was in the third drawer and one has tape (electrical, duct, masking etc). There’s a caddy with tools and a proper screwdriver set and miracle of miracles, it’s remained orderly for three months.

    (The rest of the hallway cupboard has wine, Bailey’s, assorted spirits, the filing cabinet, plastic bags, re-useable supermarket bags, the bread maker and the iron in it)ReplyCancel

  • Lynne Vorster

    I am a neat freak when it comes to my cupboards, BUT a terrible hoarder. Boxes and boxes of papers, cards, books, etc, even stork party wrapping from 28 yrs ago. All in good condition.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      Can you part with the paper Lynne??ReplyCancel

  • I love that your TV and HDMI cables are all in order. Tuck them away at the back for safety.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      can’t have all the cables showing!!ReplyCancel