All posts tagged: Cull and Make Pretty

CAMP declutter: Catching Up

I haven’t forgotten my 2017 challenge, CAMP declutter, I’ve just fallen behind in showing my progress. Week 6: Super Simple Tea Station I tidied up this part of the kitchen counter twice in February. I replaced the chrome canisters with a few mismatched Bell Jars, which was nice, but not great. So I grabbed up 3 Fido Jars at the Crate and Barrel when I was in Arlington. We don’t have a lot of counter space, so we just keep the tea out and ready. The kids and I drink tea a few times a day, so it get’s the honor countertop time. Don only drinks coffee (at home) on the weekends, so he has a coffee tray that lives on top of the fridge. I’ll trick out his coffee tray soon. Week 7: Aidan’s Mess and a new chair UG! I can’t tell you how happy that I’ve been since I cleaned up this messy spot right off the foyer. This is my youngest’s dumping and storage area, trust me when I tell you …

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 Unfortunately, he didn’t think to purge any of the things that were out-of-date or no longer needed.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 …

CAMP declutter – spice cabinet

Last month I took a close look at my spice cabinet, and I was shocked at how OLD and UGLY everything inside it was. Let’s be honest, this cabinet was totally gross, I’m being very brave by adding the before photos to this post. Eek! I’m pretty sure that painted the yellow all in 2000 when we had our kitchen installed. I’ve spent the last year working on decluttering my house; I’ve donated, recycled, and trashed over 120 bags from my home and old studio. As I finished emptying out the spice cabinet I started thinking, why after all these months do I still have a place where everything so old and neglected? Why can’t a small space like a spice cabinet become a delightful spot that brings us a little calm and delight? An hour after emptying out all the jars I raided the recycling bin and took a photo of all the (extremely) outdated spices and baking supplies, because, I had an idea for a weekly decluttering project for us. My spice cabinet …