I’m joining Tsh in her 2012 Project Simplify project. This weeks challenge was originally for all things kids related. While I do have a toddler, I felt like her room/toys/clothes were pretty well under control. So, I tacked our master bedroom instead. I am by no means finished, but here’s what’s been done so far.
I started working on my ever growing pile of paperwork that needs to be filed. But, first I had to purge the existing files as they were so full that I could hardly fit one more sheet of paper in the filing crate!
I didn’t think to take a picture of the pile of things to shred I ended up with, but it was BIG!
Next, I started attacking my 5 dresser drawers. Many years ago I read about using empty shoe boxes to organize things in your dresser drawers (ie socks/underware). I’ve been doing that for a long time now, but needed to do some sorting/organizing and adding of some more shoe boxes. So, I did that and am soo pleased with the results. I love order!!!!
(Sorry, no before picture of this)
Next I tackled my drawers full of jeans. You would not believe what I found:
2 pairs of maternity jeans
1 pair maternity jean capris
2 pairs camouflage pants
5 pair pre-pregnancy jeans
1 pair pre-pregnancy jeans (that were a bit tight even before I was pregnant with DD)
3 pair capri jeans
2 pairs of jeans that actually fit now, and sit on top of my dresser
After much debate, I decided to get rid of all my pre-pregnancy jeans, minus one pair that I hope to be able to wear again in the not too distant future. I’m hanging onto the pair that was too tight pre-pregnancy because they were a bit pricey and I want to sell them on eBay.
I still need to tackle my closets. I did go through and purge some things that no longer fit and/or that haven’t been worn in a long time. But, I have some miscellaneous stuff on the floors that needs to be gone through.