All posts tagged: Use What You have

Camp Declutter: Sewing Supplies

I’ve been keeping up with my weekly #CAMPdeclutter projects where I make small areas tidier and more organized. I call it #cullandmakepretty. I’ve been lax in sharing. This month, I have been working on my kitchen drawers, they aren’t but so exciting. Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m excited every time I open up a drawer. Yesterday I started reorganizing my studio. The pegboards in the room were bumming me out; they were just big blobs of clutter. Since I don’t sew for a living anymore, I don’t need all the trim out on display. So, I moved my pegboards into the storage closet that is beside the studio. I plan to use the pegboards for general DIY projects, sewing items and small tools will soon be organized and easy to get too. Now I just have to find a nice place for these suitcases. Aren’t they better than ugly Rubbermaid bins? These could look super cute stacked up in the corner of any room in the house. More soon! Save

CAMP declutter: Bookcase Styling

I can’t believe that we are 10 weeks into 2017, how can that be? I am very excited to share with you this week’s CAMP declutter project, it’s a big one! Last week, I started cleaning up the far left corner of my foyer that often becomes a dumping ground. After I put all my envelopes and mail supplies into the old yellow box, I got busy cleaning up the bookcases.     I spent a day or two purging books and rearranging them, they had been loosely organized by color, and now they are organized by subject matter. I’ve culled these shelves about 5 times in the last 12 months, each time I get rid of a little more. A year ago, I started sorting out all the homeschool books from years past. Unfortunately, I added other books and board games, keeping the shelves jammed full. Why were there so many books on the shelves? Like I said, I had to do that a few times, slowly getting rid or storing sentimental books. As …

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 …