Hey, y’all – I’m super excited to share a peek at the current decluttering situation in my home. New year, new you, right? Or at least slightly-improved-version of you?
But in all seriousness, I’ve found myself in a place where I’ve accumulated so much stuff. It’s causing me to have trouble focusing. Plus, I’m spending *entirely* too much time cleaning/picking up every day.
In this profession, it’s way too easy to collect “stuff.” Between PR boxes and the constant need to shop (which I’m trying to minimize this year), I feel like I’m always drowning in stuff. On top of that, having kids adds an entirely different level of accumulation.
So, I’m currently in a decluttering phase. I know there’s a lot more I could donate or get rid of, but my motto has always been progress over perfection. I’m starting here — then I can move onto other areas of my home when I am ready.
If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen this reel about how I organize my swimsuits. Before I started to organize, I went through the entire drawer and got rid of anything that I didn’t love. I’ve heard the saying before “if it’s not a heck yes, it’s a no.” That is my phrase when I’m weeding out my drawers and closet. Here are the clear bags I use to organize my swimsuits.
Bras and underwear (yes, again)
I don’t know how, but I swear my bras and underwear multiply in their drawer. I’ll admit that I like to stock up on new socks and underwear regularly, but I also feel like I’m constantly decluttering and organizing that drawer. Here’s a look at how I organize my bras and underwear drawer.
As my kids get older and their toys get larger, my garage has become way more of a storage solution. Several months ago, I decided to have some hanging racks installed to help organize the situation. I needed somewhere to keep our strollers, some outdoor furniture, and of course, all of Four’s giant trucks. These hanging racks have been a game changer. You can find similar solutions on Amazon like this wall mounted storage system or this overhead storage rack.
I’m not going to lie, I had collected so many cleaning products over the years. A lot of them were probably expired. And I definitely wasn’t using them all. My friends Kelly and Allison, who founded Branch Basics, helped me declutter all of the cleaning supplies in my cabinets and now all I use is Branch Basics.
I’m sharing a blog post about my transition to clean cleaning products later this week and will give my honest review! But I can 100% say I need WAY FEWER products now – I use the Branch Basics concentrate and oxygen boost for just about everything! If you want to try the Starter Kit you can use code BRIGHTONBUTLER for 15% off.
OTHER CONTENT YOU MIGHT FIND HELPFUL
• If you want to read more about decluttering your home, I wrote a blog series several years ago about how to detox your life.
• This post on what to do when you feel overwhelmed may be helpful too!
• Although I’m not currently purging my jeans, I thought I’d share a previous reel on what that process looks like.
• You can shop my organization favorites on my Amazon storefront.
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