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Clear Out the Clutter: The Children’s Rooms

Posted By Crystal Paine On April 20, 2010 @ 8:54 pm In Clear Out the Clutter,LITE Feed (non-deal) Posts,Living Simply | Comments Disabled

While some of you found your kitchens [1] the hardest to clean out, I found my children’s bedroom the hardest to clean out. Not necessarily because it was overloaded with stuff–though it definitely needed some serious purging [2]!–but because it seems naptime or bedtime is my only time to get much cleaning done. So it took me a week to find an opportunity to work on it when they weren’t sleeping.

Now, I have to tell you something: I was really hesitant to share these pictures with you as I’m afraid I’m going to majorly disappoint pretty much all of you.

I am the farthest thing from an interior decorator that the world has ever seen. And these pictures will give complete credence to that. We don’t have a cutesy children’s room. It’s bare, it’s basic, and it’s well-worn. The walls need to be painted, the blinds are broken, and there’s quite a bit of my children’s “artwork” adorning the walls.

I was feeling embarrassed and wondering what everyone was going to think of me if I posted these pictures when I all of a sudden realized: What am I doing? Who cares what people think [3]? Isn’t that my mantra? I don’t need to please people with my wardrobe or my house–or my children’s bare-bones bedroom [4]. The girls are happy with it, Jesse and I are happy with it and that’s all that matters, right.

So, here are the pictures–as real and as authentic and as homely as they may be…

BEFORE

AFTER

(I love these closet organizers! I put the girls’ clothes away in them by outfit and it saves so much time and effort in picking out clothes in the morning. Plus, they learned the days of the week from them!)

Wall Art — might not win a prize for the Best Drawing, but I love letting the girls display their creativity on the wall–complete with the massive amounts of tape they use to get the picture to stay on the wall. Priceless!

Clear Out the Clutter Assignment #4

::Go through your children’s rooms (including the closet and dressers) and toys and ruthlessly clear out any and all clutter and unnecessary items you find. Consider passing on extra clothing and toys to friends or donate it to someone in need. Or, add it to your garage sale or consignment sale pile!

::Tally up the approximate amount of items you’re getting rid of and input it into the Items Decluttered Tally Form [5] in order to be entered to win some fun prizes!

Are you blogging about your Clear Out the Clutter accomplishments and progress? If so, leave your direct link to your blog post below (with pictures, if possible!) so we can visit your blog, cheer you on and be inspired!


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URLs in this post:

[1] your kitchens: http://moneysavingmom.com/2010/04/clear-out-the-clutter-challenge-the-kitchen-and-stockpile.html

[2] serious purging: http://moneysavingmom.com/2010/04/5-questions-to-ask-yourself-about-clutter.html

[3] Who cares what people think: http://moneysavingmom.com/2010/03/i-dont-really-care-what-other-people-think.html

[4] my children’s bare-bones bedroom: http://moneysavingmom.com/2010/04/how-to-deal-with-childrens-clutter.html

[5] Items Decluttered Tally Form: http://moneysavingmom.com../2010/04/clear-out-the-clutter-challenge-share-how-many-items-youve-decluttered-to-enter-to-win-a-prize.html

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