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

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


Declutter 52 things in 52 weeks - Task 33


We don’t wear shoes in our home, so all our shoes are kept together in the garage.  Considering there are 5 of us, 3 being females we are running out of space quickly.  I do need to come up with a better solution but in the meantime I need to go through the whole families shoe collection and purge shoes that no longer fit or won’t be worn again (my girls get so picky sometimes).

Re-organising this garage is on my t0-do list.  It’s just not working for me, I have a vision for it to function so much better and also a place to store away items we do’t use often, freeing up space in the house.  I purchased this rack system many years ago from Howards Storage World.  School shoes are on the kids shelves with their thongs and other shoes in the baskets (from ikea).  I keep all my ballet flats and thongs in the baskets as well.


Todays task is to:

Sort through all the shoes in the house, kids, your partners, yours… everybody’s!  Purge those that no longer fit and really consider those that have not been worn for some time, do you really need to hold onto them?  Are you not wearing them for a reason, don’t like the style or they hurt too much when worn?

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




**  2 packs to be won **



  1. Share a photo of your shoe purge pile on Instagram or The Organised Housewife Facebook page
  2. Include the hashtag #declutter52
  3. [email protected] if uploading to Instagram
  4. Answer in comments below: Tell me how many shoes you have been able to remove for your collection and how you have purged them (see top of post for purge definition).


This post/giveaway is run in accordance with my disclosure policy, please read the terms and conditions below

Terms and Conditions:  1. Entries must be made via the commenting system below to qualify, entries on facebook are not valid).  2. Entries close 11.59pm AEST Monday 25h August 2014.  3. One entry per household. 4. This giveaway is a game of skill. The judge’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.  5. Each prize pack is valued at $44.00  6. Two winners will be chosen.  7. The winner will be contacted by email, please ensure you leave your email address.  8. If I have not received a reply from the winner within 7 days the prize will be forfeited and awarded to the entry judged to be the next best.  9.  The Organised Housewife will take no responsibility for any delay, loss or damage to prizes sent to winners. 10. All entries must include #declutter52 hashtag and tag organised_house on instagram or share photo directly on The Organised Housewife facebook page.


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Kylie Roberts August 11, 2014 - 11:46 PM

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!

Saam Thorne August 12, 2014 - 8:39 AM

Hahaha, I just purged and sorted my shoes yesterday! 🙂
See my instagram @vampsaam for pics

Kellie Sracek August 12, 2014 - 11:32 AM

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!!

Belinda Billing August 14, 2014 - 6:09 AM

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

Belinda Billing August 14, 2014 - 6:09 AM

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

Charlotte August 25, 2014 - 11:56 PM

Only three pairs out so far, sent to find a new home at goodwill as they just didn’t suit my feet! But hopefully more to follow this week! 🙂

Entered my pic on Instagram (@allaglow), thanks for the chance! I might pare down my collection enough to fit in these gorgeous boxes!

Nikki October 29, 2015 - 12:35 PM

I hear you! 5 in our household too but with 4 girls & 1 boy (poor hubby lol) Please please please come up with another solution & share it. This particular issue has been bothering me lately so would LOVE your ideas!!


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