Spring Cleaning: Getting Rid of the Clutter

Spring cleaning went into full effect at my house this weekend… and it feels good! I was greatly inspired by Amanda from Sunny Vegan. Check out her post on Simple Living. I have been putting cleaning and organizing on the back burner for far too long. Once I read a little more about simple living I realized it was time to get rid of the clutter!

Getting rid of something is just as invigorating as getting something new Via @BriGeeski

Oftentimes I feel like going shopping to get something new to make me “happy”. But I have realized that getting rid of something is just as invigorating as getting something new.

I started off by cleaning off my kitchen counters. I removed any item that I do not use weekly. I put my espresso machine in the cabinet and got rid of some things that were purely decorative that I didn’t even like.

Yesterday, I tackled the hall cabinets. This ended up being a tough place to start since I often put random things here with no sense of organization. My hubby was super supportive in keeping me on track. It is weird how the brain wants to change from getting rid of stuff to trying to organize what you are looking at. I got rid of 2 bags of actual trash and have a box started for donations.

I set up three boxes to help keep me organized: move to office, move to attic and donate to someone else. This really helped me to stay on track with removing the clutter.

My main goal is to live a simpler life where I don’t have to think about where something is and where I don’t have to look through a bunch of other stuff to find where something is. I also want to just remove stuff that I am scared of getting rid of. I often keep something because of its sentimental value or because it was a gift. But really these things just pile up and leave me feeling disorganized.

Once I have reorganized, de-cluttered, and feel good about staying on track with my new simpler life… I will post some photo updates. Until then I will update you with any other new de-cluttering ideas. Please share with me how you are staying on track with a simpler lifestyle.

Have a great week! Enjoy, Bri

BriGeeski

I love sharing about family, food and fun in and around San Diego! Enjoy, Bri

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3 Comments

  1. This is so great to hear! I love that once you organize one space, it drives you to keep going! That is one of the primary focuses on my blog, a journey to a clutter free house and life. Much like the Simple Life that Amanda wrote about. I hope your quest to de-clutter continues to be motivating!

    ~ Ferly
    Gifts We Use {to grow, love and serve}

  2. Thank you!! I will have to check out your blog for more inspiration. I am trying to take it day by day and make sure I do at least a little something to help de-clutter!

  3. Love this! Isn’t spring cleaning therapeutic. I will be following your journey too =)

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