Cleaning, Housework, Life, Organization, the House

Let’s Get Organized ~ Decluttering the House

I know we’re still in the month of April and I wanted to keep to one room a month, but some stuff has changed. We have decided that we want to sell our house and it is in MAJOR need of decluttering, dejunking and organizing!! SO, this week I’m going to be changing things up a bit.

Here’s the list of everything we need to do to get our house show worthy:

*Clean up desks

~ tools

~CD’s & DVD’s

~ Harddrives

~Boxes under Mark’s desk

*Clean up movie shelves in basement

*Clean craft room shelves

*Clean fabric on bookcase in craft room

*Paint Touch ups

~ old craft area wall

~ wall around dogs old bed

~ Kitchen wall and baseboards

~Bedroom walls and baseboards

~ Hallway walls and baseboards

~ Window wells in basement (3)

Things we need to put in storage or throw/giveaway:

Laundry room




Craft room/Toy room




~frames not in use

~containers & baskets not in use

Living room

~ Green chair

~ Target shelf

~Rocking chair

Boys Room

~ Diaper changing table

~ Old clothes that don’t fit

~ Bookshelf

~ Diaper trash can

Master Bedroom

~Everything in the corner that doesn’t have a home

~ bookcase


~ table (make smaller and keep clean!! )

~ Lazy susan in storage

~Clutter on table, wall by stairs and counters

WHEW!! That was a LONG list!! *SIGH* I’m sure it will only get longer as we clean up and realize how much more we need to do. I’m going to have to go through all the toys and only keep the ones the boys ACTUALLY play with. I have a HARD time giving up their toys. I always feel like, if I sell them or give them away, they’ll ask for them and want to actually play with them. No matter how little they play with them now! lol so, yeah, I have a problem keeping toys. I finally let go of all our baby toys last year, but I’m still kind of sad about that! I have a basket full of toys that I want to sell in the laundry room, I just need to take pictures and put up an ad on Craigslist.

Does anyone else use craigslist? We do all the time! I even have an app for it on my phone, which makes life so much easier! Just snap all the pictures with your phone and load them into the app. Easy!!

Anyway, so, this week I am going to be decluttering rooms and going through toys. Monday I’m going to start with the laundry room. We have tons of boxes we’ve been saving for moving, so most of those I will put into storage to save for when it actually happens. I have some boxes of papers and other things I need to go through that I’ll put in storage too. I’ll go through the toys and take pictures and post on Craigslist.

We already have a storage unit, but it’s REALLY small so I’ll have to go to the office tomorrow and pay for a bigger one. We’re going to be putting some chairs from the living room in it so we’ll need a semi big one. I’ll want to buy some plastic covers to put on the chairs, too. It gets pretty dirty inside the storage unit!

Tuesday I’ll work in the Master bedroom. There’s not much to do/get rid of in there so I’ll probably work in the kitchen that day too.

Wednesday ~ Boys room

Thursday ~ Living room

Friday ~ Craft room

We have a meeting with a Realtor on Saturday so hopefully we can get everything cleaned up and looking nice. We already have pictures to give him, but I’ll feel so much better if the house is ready to show!! 🙂

I’m also have to start keeping up with my cleaning schedule better!! I can’t slack off! I’ve been bad about doing that lately, especially since I’ve been sick. I’ll be deep cleaning the upstairs bathroom and cleaning up the garage. There’s stuff everywhere in there!! *SIGH*

I’ve got my work cut out for me, but I just need to not think about how much I have to do and JUST DO IT!!

It’s also Kids Clothing Week so I’m participating in this fun sewing challenge. You can read more about it on their blog or facebook page. I’ll be working on pillowcase dresses and shorts for the kids in Uganda. I have a special post scheduled for Wednesday all about Project Yesu and this wonderful cause, so I hope you’ll come back! Mallory, the girl who founded Project Yesu, is stopping by to say hi! She’s such a great girl and it’s been fun getting to know her through this project!

Do you have any tips for me while I prepare to sell my house? I would love you to email me or link up posts you’ve done on moving or selling your house! I appreciate any help or advice you have!! 🙂

Here are a couple links that I will be referring to as I declutter and clean our house this week; the best cleaning tips board on pinterest & 10 foolproof ways to reduse clutter by i Dream of Clean. Jenn, over at Clean & Scentsible, also has a great post on organizing a kitchen command center. I don’t really have room for that in my small kitchen, so I will be doing some different things for that. Delightful Order is also a VERY helpful blog in organizing tasks! She does a monthly room, just like Jenn and her lists and posts are very helpful.

Well, thanks for stopping by! I hope you have a great week! Don’t forget to come back on Wednesday! 🙂

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