is by getting rid of what holds the clutter! Try it, it works!
Organization, that is one of my thing. I love it. I love simplicity, organized and clean rooms, love the concept everything has it’s place, and a place for everything.
Lately, I have decided to put a little more emphasis on organization, as we have decided to challenge ourselves to get rid of about 30% of our belonging this year, wheter it is by using, giving, selling, recycling or throwing it away of really it is necessary.
So here was the task at hand: Getting rid of the dresser in Pumpkin’s room.
But in order to do that, we had to recuperate his “closet” (since that room is meant to be an office, there are no closets in there) that was on loan in his big brother’s room until we finally fixed HIS closet. Yeah, some kind of a musical chair game.
While I was emptying the dresser, I was amazed at how much stuff it contained! But what I was most amazed of was how much unnecessary things were hiding in there (hidden from my radar lol)
So I managed to create some more space in Pumkin’s bedroom, and clear out the things that didn’t really matter anymore/ fit/ were useful, and to really keep what we need.
I love it. Organized. simple. This is all Pumkin has. (aside from a few toys in his shelves) And quite frankly, it is more then enough. Somebody would have showed me this picture after having my first child and told me that this is the only things that I would need/ my 3rd child would own, and I would have laugh. Amazing how the path of motherhood changes one’s life!
in the hanging side, we have 3 pj’s, 3 pairs of standards pants, plus 2 pairs of longies, 3 long sleeved t- shirts, 1 shirt, 3woolen underwear (Ruskovilla and Engel), and 3 sweaters.
In the shelves side:
prefolds on the first shelves
Covers and night diapers on the second one
and on the 3rd one, we have socks in the recycled basket, and a pile of clothes that we use when we go play outside (It is very cold here, so we need special clothing to go out…)
easy to clean, easy to spot what is needed. I am super happy with the result. I have been nagging DH for a while to help do this, and he was always stalling me for some excuse. Now that it is finally done, and after seeing the result, he reluctantly agreed that I had a very good idea going this (after trying to take the credit for it…got to love him!)
I also love how it cleared a large wall on the opposite side of the bed. The rocking chair is currently there, and I was able to find a spot to hang some wallart at his level..finally!:
I used Micheal Olaf’s frame. It can hold up to 10 cards stacked together, and so it makes changing the art a breeze. I choose Van Gogh’s art cards, and rotate them every once in a while. Since the frame has no glass over it, it is safe to be touched by little fingers.
As much as I love organizational objects, I think sometimes it gets in the way of simplifiying. I always tought I would die and go to heaven in a place like the container store. And although I love so many ideas and products they have in their store, I am starting to see it as clutter that holds clutter. It sure helps to organize, but it doesn’t help getting rid of it and keeping the essentials. I think it HIDEs clutter. I like an organized space, but I much rather a space that contains only what I love / need.
Now I have to find a way to camouflage the red potty. It used to fit very well in my DD’s room, but against this blue wall, it does clash quite a bit. Any ideas?
Furniture: Ikea: Trofast line
Diapers: green mountain organic prefolds (LOVE them)
Covers: AMP AI2 covers
Slippers: Padraigs slippers and a pair from Norway brought from a trip (the red ones)
Frame: Micheal Olaf’s