Declutter Update (Update #5)

the last in the declutter project, at least in my own apartment.  i have 2 large boxes to go through still in my parents' attic, which i plan on getting to in february.  but for my apartment, the project is complete!  at least, round one.  i'm guessing i forgot some things or that i could be more ruthless in another round, so i might have another go at each area.

bedroom side table

1 2015 planner
1 notebook
1 picture frame
1 laptop
1 iphone
1 set of photobooth picture strips
1 pair of glasses
1 pen cup
1 pair of scissors
1 set of pens
1 extension cord
1 jewelry tray

1 2014 planner
1 set of personalized labels
1 set of pens
1 lamp
1 notepad

kept: 12
decluttered: 5


stuffed puppy from john
1 curling iron
1 straightener
1 crimper
1 hair dryer
1 hair brush
1 makeup storage container
1 travel toiletries bag
1 toolbox
1 scale
5 lb weights
1 book (total money makeover)
2 dvds (empire records, brink)
label maker
laptop bag
pop-up notes
1 external hard drive
1 plastic box

1 curling iron
1 hair brush
4 headbands
1 jump rope
2 specialty photos (the fancy ones they print for you, one from discovery cove and one from six flags)
3 books
2 plastic boxes
2 and 3 lb weights
saw pieces (i don't even have the handsaw any more, so wtf?)
post-it notes
1 address book
1 sim card

kept: 23
decluttered: 21

not bad!  my room isn't huge, so it was good to get a lot of stuff out.  i do need to get the bookcase better organized, but for now i feel great about how much less stuff there is.

although, now that i consider it, i do have a small part to finish - things belonging to princess hawkeye.  i have to declutter her toys when she's not watching...

edited to add: i'm making this all into a home inventory spreadsheet in google docs.  you can see it here if you're interested.  it's a work in progress, i'm completing it as i make a second pass through each area!


  1. Not bad at all! It does feel good to just have less stuff lying around!

  2. Wow that's awesome, I love when everything has it's place and it's super clean and organized. Decluttering helps because you start to find things taking up space that you didn't even know was there!

  3. great work! i've been working on decluttering lately too - i just have too much crapola!

  4. Good job! Your rock seriously. I find it so hard to get rid of old planners but really do I use them? Nope. You inspired me to chuck 2013 ... Ill chuck 2014 soon lol

  5. that's awesome! I try to declutter every few months. It's funny what a few months can do for my brain....I suddenly realize, hey I really don't need this stuff!

  6. Home inventory spread sheet?! Someone is super organized! I am certainly a fan of everything having its place, you take that and super size it :)

  7. I like how you're keeping up to date with all of this- so smart.

  8. I decluttered my hall closet. I am so excited about how it looks. Its inspired me to move on to my bedroom. Which is scary and may require a week off work.

  9. I absolutely love the idea of figuring out what percentage of stuff you decluttered! I need to do some serious decluttering from my desk drawers and I think using some sort of percentage system would be perfect motivation. Making myself get rid of half the pens/sticky notes etc. seems much more intentional than telling myself to get rid of "some" of the office supplies I've been hoarding. Thanks for sharing!

  10. I love decluttering, it's such a relief! I need to do this more often.

  11. That's pretty darned good! I really need to get started. I'm going to try the 15-minute method where I spend 15 minutes a day just de-cluttering one area. I think I can handle that.

  12. Pet's belongings are something we often forget about. You're doing such a good job!

    1. I didn't think about it until I saw her line up of toys from the kitchen to the front door!

  13. I'm so impressed with your whole declutter project! You're amazing!

  14. That's awesome - you are so precise jeez! Everything down to a tea! I still have to go through and declutter my home but jeez the energy? I may have to do that this weekend since I have no plans - yay! Make a "party" out of it. Kudos lady! Have a great one Stephanie -Iva

  15. We have a bookshelf in the living room that's becoming quite cluttered. I love this project. We are going through everything this weekend b/c we have a roomie moving in.

  16. wow seriously - what a great job! since you've been posting your decluttering, i was motivated to do it myself but room by room, because before i would just try and tackle the whole house and get overwhelmed. i kinda wish i had started tracking it so i knew what i was getting rid of, but the full trash can / bags to goodwill make me feel good enough :)