The de-cluttering begins

My house is full of clutter. It’s really annoying so for once, I’m going to do something about it. In the past this would have embarrassed the crap out of me to show the horrendous state of parts of my house but these days I just don’t care. Today I am showing you the rooms in my house that need a serious overhaul. They need tidying, de-cluttering and cleaning to the point that they look like something off of Pinterest. This is my way of making myself do something about it. So lets dive in with the worst first. My “office”.

The de-cluttering begins - office

Hot damn.Β Remember how lovely my office looked? I did a post on it here. So the main mess accounts to my new desk that you can’t see which is behind the door. That’s where my plastic drawers used to stand. They now don’t have a place which is why the drawers are on the floor and the frame is just hanging out on top of some clothes in front of the window. That giant box is the box our mattress came in (weird right?) which we kept in the other bedroom so the cats could play in it but had to move when we had guests stay the night. This needs to go!

The other mess of stuff on the desks and floor I have no excuse for. Yes we are moving in the next couple of months but this is no way to live. I actually want to use my office now that I’m home all day so consider this the before photo. By the end of this week you will be able to see the floor. Honest.

The de-cluttering begins - dresser

Next, in the dining room lives the dresser. It’s other name is that thing we just pile stuff on so it’s not on the dining room table. How terrible does this look? This shouldn’t take long at all so there’s no excuse. Goodbye clutter.

The de-cluttering begins - spare room

And finally, say hello to suitcase mountain in the guest bedroom. That’s not all suitcases – behind lives another bookcase (seriously!) and a load of boxes that need to go to the car boot. To the left you can see a pile of sleeping bags that used to reside on the top of suitcase mountain until the cats knocked them off as well as the bedding which is on top of our old mattress/guest bed. Then the bookcase which is just overflowing with Topher’s books. There’s not much I can do about the suitcases which have no other home due to no access to the loft and I can’t get rid as we will be needing them to move house. I can however go through the car boot boxes and condense down. I can’t wait until it’s car boot season again!

So that’s my mess that I’ll be dealing with this week. This is my way of being accountable for it. If I don’t do it, feel free to yell at me. Right, clutter – let’s do this!


  • Liz @distract_me
    12th January 2016 at 5:20 pm

    I’m desperately in need of a declutter! I was extremely happy not to have moved house last year (I tend to move a lot) but I think the frequent moves were probably helping the clutter situation! Need to get it sorted!

    Hope your decluttering goes well x

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