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POYEL: Decluttering the Small Stuff

After a week of vacation, it seems like it’s been quite a while since we’ve had a Project Organize Your ENTIRE Life post around here.  So today we’re tackling more decluttering.  Last time we addressed the topic, I included a link up party and, to be honest, I just wasn’t feeling it.  I loved seeing everyone’s progress – it was just the look of the whole thing I pretty much hated.  It felt way too cluttered for a post on, well, decluttering.
Despite that little set back, I still thought our last installment was a big success (and don’t worry, I’ve got a new idea on how we can share this time around).  I also noticed that the posts garnering the most interest in the link up, as well as on the Getting Organized pinterest board, were those that came up with clever ways to address small trouble spots around the house (e.g. freezer storage bins, door hooks inside under-the-sink cabinets, and hanging bottles on a suspension rod).


Based on that info., today’s challenge is to pick a small spot in your home that continually stresses you out – the cabinet that you’re scared to open for fear of something falling on your head or the one you avoid because you truly have no idea what’s in it’s deepest darkest corners – and find an innovative way to make it more usable.  Use the above links, including Real Simple’s tips on clever ways to organize cleaning supplies, for inspiration and then grab some bins, a rod, or a lazy susan and get to work.


When you’re ready to share what you’ve accomplished you can do it one of two ways.  Either leave a link to your project in the comments below or upload a picture and/or link to the Project Organize Your ENTIRE Life facebook page.  As extra incentive, I’ll be pinning my favorites onto the aforementioned Getting Organized pinterest board, which has over 11,000 followers.


Can’t wait to see your ideas!


This post is part of MPMK’s “Project Organize Your ENTIRE Life”. You can read all about it here, check out all of our projects here, and join thousands of POYEL facebook group members here.



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