Task 24 – Declutter 52 Things in 52 Weeks Challenge

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My definition of purge – sell, donate, repurpose or throw away items as you see fit



Hallway Cupboard

I don’t have a hallway cupboard, I really wish I did, this is where I would stock kitchen linens like tableclothes, board games, candles and platters that I don’t use often, I think a hallway cupboard would be very handy.  But I know they can become quite messy and a dumping zone for everything ‘miscellaneous’.   A friend showed me hers recently (seeking my guidance), it was  filled with books she has not read in years, electrical cables that she has no clue what they belong to and there were VCR tapes (she no longer has a VCR player).  It was a time for a good purge!

Read this post here how Fiona decluttered and organised her Hallway Cupboard

What do you keep in your hallway cupboard?

Todays task is to:

Go through your hallway cupboard, purge any items you no longer need and neatly organise everything else back into the cupboard.

How many items have you been able to purge today?

I would like to see a photo of your purge pile on Instagram, use the hashtag #declutter52


Organising and hiding the ironing pile

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Organising the linen cupboard

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Lynne Krog Vorster June 10, 2014 - 9:43 AM

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.

Miss Maudy June 10, 2014 - 3:11 PM

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)

Lynne Vorster June 10, 2014 - 7:46 PM

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.

Katrina June 16, 2014 - 8:26 AM

Can you part with the paper Lynne??

Trisha June 11, 2014 - 11:06 PM

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

Katrina June 16, 2014 - 8:26 AM

can’t have all the cables showing!!


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