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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Spring Purge: Garage Part 1

This post is going up late tonight because it has been a LONG day! I worked on the first part of the garage this morning and then had to head out to go grocery shopping as soon as I was finished with that. By the time I got home to drop them off, it was time to pick up Trinity from school and then I had to tutor this afternoon. After, we all headed out as a family to run some errands but our battery light came on in our car and we ended up having to take it to our local Honda dealership to get looked at. 
Thank goodness they had a kid's play area there!

Well, long story short, we were told the alternator needed to be replaced and we were left stranded. After calling a couple of people with no luck, a friend of mine was able to come pick us up to take us home. Thus was the perfect opportunity to leave the hubby with the kids and go grab some supper and catch up with her. LOL So, I am now home and after getting the kids to bed, I am finishing this up and hitting the hay. *sigh* So, I hope your Wednesdays is going better than ours! Here's to a better tomorrow!


I am a little embarrassed to show these pictures but I wanted you all to get a sense of what I was working with. My garage tends to be my "throw all" area and anything that is in the way usually ends up in here. So, it was time for a good clean up! I started with this one today and will work on the surrounding walls tomorrow. 
After sorting through everything, this is everything I ended up pulling off the shelves:

I had an entire shelf dedicated to home decor and after seeing the mounds of dust on them, I knew it was time to sort through it all. I decided that whatever I did not find a place for, it would be given away or sold. So, some stuff went to use...

and a bunch of stuff was put away to donate/sell...

I cleared out enough stuff to get rid of the shelving unit and put it in the backyard for the kid's toys. 

I grabbed a few baskets from the dollar store today to hold everything and I think it works quite well for the area. 

So, here is the finishing product:

 Before                                After

Before                            After



I still have to finishing adding labels to everything but hope to have everything organized soon. I will do a post on how I have everything organized another time. So, I am about to go pass out and hopefully wake up bright and early in the morning to finish up and complete this area. Wish me luck! Good night and God bless!!

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Spring Purge: Beauty Products

This week I am working on purging through things throughout the house. 
Today I worked on my makeup table.

So, this is the table I sit at to put my makeup on or fix my hair. 

It was an old computer desk but I built a "floating" desk out of some scrap wood I had so my computer now sits at it. I didn't want to get rid of the desk so decided to use it as my "get ready" station. Well, I rarely use it. Most days I don't wear makeup and my hair is usually in a ponytail so I feel like it is wasting space. So time for a purge!

I bought this case from Ulta to put all my makeup into and it fits perfectly into my ottoman that I sit on at my desk. I keep my printer paper and card stock in there also for my printer (which hides under the bed).

I also went through my nail polishes and put all my nail care stuff into this bag I already had.
All of this and my hair products went into our main bathroom. I already had space for it all so it worked out great!

So, when all was put in place, I ended up getting rid of all this:

I am also going to sell the desk so it will add more space to our bedroom!

So, I went from having a whole desk to hold my beauty products to just my carrying case and a few things in my bathroom. I think it was a good purge! :) 

Now off to think of what I am going to tackle tomorrow!! 
Hope you are all having a fabulous Tuesday!

Monday, April 25, 2016

Spring Purge: Clothing

Happy Monday everyone!
Hope you all had a great weekend! I was out of town for a friend's wedding so today has been spent trying to catch up on stuff around the house. Luckily it did not take me too long to get everything done so I decided this week would be a great time to start on some Spring purging!

I started in my room by taking everything out of the closet.

I had some help from two little boys but you can barely see my helpers through the mound of clothing. LOL

As I started going through things, I decided that if I had not worn it recently or did not fit into it, it was being donated. I am trying to take a more simplistic approach to things because well, that's it, they are just things and there is no reason to hold onto it. I am bad about telling myself that I will probably use it "one day" or it holds "sentimental value" to me. It is time to let go of some stuff!!

So, here is my before and after:

This is everything I own, summer and winter. The bins at the top (which are made from Pampers boxes with fabric modpodged onto them) hold my seasonal clothes) and the bins in the cubical hold my PJ's, undergarments, workout clothes and shorts. 

After doing my room, I went onto the kids...
(forgot a before picture but I could barely open her drawers)

(still have to pull out the boys summer shorts)

So, this is everything we got rid of:

It ended up filling up two trash bins and are piled into my car to take to Haven of Rest. So nice to get rid of some stuff that will hopefully benefit someone else. Onto my makeup table tomorrow!