My Home Declutter ‘After’ Photos, Or Organization Porn

Decluttered Bedroom

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!

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?

by Michele Connolly

Michele Connolly is into writing, books, simplicity, love, TV, productivity, and staying thin in a world of chocolate.