Simplify and Declutter: Day 6 of 10
January 15, 2013
For ten days this January, we’re decluttering our house from top to bottom. We’re using Tsh Oxenreider’s ten-day plan from her book Organized Simplicity: The Clutter-Free Approach to Intentional Living. Please see the links at the bottom to read about our entire household declutter.
Following Oxenreider’s plan, we decluttered our bathrooms on day 6. For many families, the bathroom is an area where you can make a great deal of progress in just one day. Letting go of all the half-used shampoos and conditioners. Donating all those hotel bottles of shampoo, lotion and mini bars of soap to a homeless shelter. All old cosmetics go. We’ve had a minimal bathroom for several years, but we still had a few things to throw in the trash.
Charlie set up a table in our bedroom so that we could unload the contents of both bathrooms to one place.
Here are the shelves and medicine cabinet in the master bath. Keep in mind that we’re decluttering, not redecorating. Plants and candles to come.
Here is the kids’ bathroom medicine cabinet.
We don’t use the master shower. The whole family uses the bath/shower combo in the children’s bathroom. In the bath/shower area, we only have the items that we use daily. My razor, a bar of soap, shampoo and conditioner. Here it is (please pardon the blurry photo):
The biggest change was that we put all the items that we don’t use daily (such as alcohol and extra shampoo) into the top of our closet. The medicine chest is less cluttered, which is calming for us. I know, it’s a medicine chest, but still.
Next up: the children’s bedrooms.
Click on the links below to learn more about our household declutter: