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CAMP declutter week 5

I’ve been decluttering my way through some of my kitchen cabinets for the last two weeks. My goal was to get all of the cleaning supplies wrangled into one spot and under the sink. This made me rethink my pantry and what was the baking cabinet. Today I’ll show you how I’ve created a more thoughtful and organized situation. The dark and cluttered cabinet was a HOT mess. It’s been a catch-all cabinet for a very long time. Don’t know what to do with something? No problem, just throw it under the sink and shut the door as quickly as possible. Even the one wall mounted organizer wasn’t being used well. I started by emptying out the contents and getting rid of any and all things that my family of 4 doesn’t need or use anymore. For one, the old dish drainer and rack got a good scrub and was dropped off at Diversity Thrift. I was able to put all the water bottles in an upper cabinet that once had cold meds. Now we …

CAMP declutter – Catch-All Basket

I have a thing for piles! Piles of paper, piles of books, piles of projects. You name it; I’ve had a pile of it. In my attempt to cull and make pretty (CAMP) the small places I am always looking for a simple solution for a cluttered spot. I mentioned that I’d be working on my sink cabinet this week, well, that project has grown. Redoing that cabinet now includes the two kitchen cabinets and my pantry. It’s all very exciting, I’ll reveal it next week. So for this week, I have a quick fix for us. I was tidying up the dining room this morning, I grimaced at the overflowing papers, that seems to live on a bar stool in my dining room. That’s when I noticed a basket from HomeGoods. There it was, in the corner, just 18″ away. DUH!   I bought this covered basket ($8.99) for the bathroom earlier this month, but it was too big, and I planned to return it. Glad I didn’t! Anything of current importance is in …

CAMP declutter – medicine cabinet

One of the things that make me crazy is that there are multiples of in different parts of the house. Seriously, we had medicines in 6 places throughout the house. To get started, I collected all the meds from all their hiding places. The linen closet, the glasses cabinet, the pantry, the extra bathroom cabinet, and the medicine cabinet in the kitchen. All the bottles on the tray were able to be rinsed out and recycled. That felt so good! I was lucky that the hubby bought this adjustable Spicy Shelf a few months ago. I would not have thought to look for such a thing. I must admit, I was skeptical. I didn’t see how it was going to shrink to fit, and I wasn’t sure that I wanted my shelves to be reordered. I’ve been happy with it. Unfortunately, he didn’t think to purge any of the things that were out-of-date or no longer needed. Don lives in we need more space mentality. I believe that we don’t need more space, we just …