My Home Declutter ‘After’ Photos, Or Organization Porn

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You may know that earlier this month I spent an intense 4 days decluttering my home.

I thought you might like to see some ‘after’ photos. Or as my friends call it, organization porn.

Decluttered Bedroom

Both Craig and I work from home, so I try to create a bedroom sanctuary feeling here. No work, technology, or non-sanctuary stuff allowed!

Decluttered Bedroom

After the declutter was done I splashed out on this new Sheriden bedlinen. Pretty, huh?

Decluttered Office

I like to have nothing on my desk except the current project I’m working on, and I put that away at the end of each day.

Decluttered Office Mac

Love my Mac!

Decluttered Office Lamp

And I love this lamp. It casts a fun glow over my office in the evening, which is my usual work time.

Decluttered Library

I’m in a transition stage with my library – trying to decide whether to keep my books or let them go.

Decluttered Library

At this stage they’re mainly eye candy – I love a wall of books!

Decluttered Closet

To streamline and organize my closet better I applied all the same steps we use in 14 Days To An Organized Closet.

Decluttered Closet

You may notice that you can see everything – because if it’s out of sight you’ll probably never wear it.

I’ve kept only things I wear and love – everything else was donated or ditched.

Decluttered Hall Closet

It’s a good idea to have a place for those little bits and pieces that accumulate in your home.

Decluttered Hall Closet

I found this mini drawer set years ago in a hardware store and use it for all that micro-stuff.

Outgoing Stuff Basket

I also keep a shelf free for library books that need returning, gifts for upcoming birthdays – general outgoing stuff. This basket helps to keep it tidy.

Decluttered Kitchen

As part of my declutter I took everything out of the freezer, fridge, and pantry and only put back items that we use.

Habits change over a year and you can end up with stuff no one eats anymore. Not to mention expired condiments!

Decluttered Kitchen

My kettle and toaster were 15 years old, so I thought we deserved some new ones. As a bonus, these are brushed stainless steel so finger marks don’t show much.

Tarquin, My Espresso Machine

Nothing changed here but Tarquin* wanted his photo included. Hi Tarquin!

* Tarquin is my beloved espresso machine.

Decluttered Dining Area

As part of decluttering this area I replaced my placemats and coasters. It feels great to reward yourself with some nice new things after the hard work of a total home declutter.

Decluttered DIning Area

I keep nothing on my dining table when we aren’t using it. Everything goes in the buffet unit. My apartment is compact and keeping surfaces clear gives the area a lovely spacious feel.

But the cost is ruthlessness when it comes to what you keep!

Decluttered Bathroom

My guest bathroom is where I keep first aid and medicinal stuff, so it was good to clear out anything expired and make sure I had the basics covered.

Decluttered Bathroom

I like to keep some Crabtree & Evelyn products and a lovely scented candle in there too.

Decluttered Make Up

Make up has a shelf life, so I got rid of anything that was getting old.

Decluttered Make Up

After scouring storage stores for a cute make-up organizer, I found this at Target. I don’t use a lot of cosmetics so I had to go out and buy a couple of extra things to fill it up. 

Poor me! :)

Farewell Clutter!

I got rid of bags and bags of clothes, papers, magazines, and other stuff that was no longer used or loved. I won’t lie to you – I did not enjoy the process.

But the result. Feels. Awesome.

And it looks pretty good too, don’t you think?

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