I am loving Project Simplify, and I hope you are too. Not only is it helping me be purposeful in cleaning, organizing, and decluttering my home, it kicking my behind in gear to finish a project each day. Being intentional is such a key in reaching long-term goals. If you missed the first post in this series, click here to catch up. I hope you will join me as we choose one project per day, no matter how small.
I promise I haven’t quit Project Simplify as you are about to see. I’ve just been so busy with a deadline of the Ashley Lauren’s Closet Consignment Sale drop off and a planned yard sale last Saturday. One thing is for sure; we did not play games!
Before/After: My Son’s Closet
We went through all of my son’s fall/winter clothes to check to see if they fit. To our dismay, he’s grown so much that not one pair of pants still fit from last year. It was so much easier to determine what he needs for fall/winter with the closet cleaned out and simplified. We also cleaned out all the drawers in his room.
Before/After: My Oldest Daughter’s Closet
It’s hard to see in her closet because of the way it’s designed, but you can get a general idea. We emptied her closet completely and had her try all of her fall/winter clothes so we could see what fit. We also cleaned out all the drawers in her room.
I forgot to take pictures of the baby’s closet. I’ve been working on hers as well as I take all the clothes out that no longer fit and store them for her new baby sister, who will be arriving before we know it. In the next couple of weeks, I plan on getting all the tiny clothes out of storage to get them ready for the new baby.
As we put clothes to the side that no longer fit the big kids, we immediately tagged and priced them for the Ashley Lauren’s Closet Children’s Consignment Sale (opens to the public today). It’s hard to tell from this picture, but I had clothes all over my dining room and breakfast room. Twice a year we sell the clothes that the kids have grown out of, or clothes that they didn’t like as much as they thought they would, and sell the consignment sale. Not only does this help us cut down on excess clutter in our home, but with the extra money, we earn from selling previous season’s clothes we put towards new clothes for the upcoming season.
Although I didn’t get pictures, we also have had two yard sales the past 6 weeks with the last one on Saturday morning. Combined earnings from both were over $700. Plus, we’ve donated 13 large garbage bags and 6 boxes of STUFF! Y’all STUFF that we didn’t need and weren’t using. My hubby started in the garage Sunday so there will be more to donate in the upcoming weeks as we get rid of all the excess there as well.
If you’ve missed any of the previous posts in this series, I’ve included links below.
Project Simplify: Homeschool Room Closet
Project Simplify: Homeschool Room & Pantry
Project Simplify: Laundry Room
Project Simplify: Tupperware Cabinet
Project Simplify: Pots & Pans
Project Simplify: Under the Kitchen Sink
Project Simplify: Baking Pan Cabinet
Project Simplify: More Kitchen Cabinets
Project Simplify: Kitchen Drawers
Project Simplify: Upper Kitchen Cabinets
Project Simplify: Fridge & Freezer
Project Simplify: Wash and Box Clothes That Were Loaned to Us
Project Simplify: Hall Closet