Sunday, September 5, 2010

De-Cluttering—Part 2

Friday and Saturday I worked on de-cluttering my kitchen. To do a comparison, click HERE to see a few pictures of how it used to look.

The first picture is of the wall that used to be covered, with not much space in-between objects. I took everything down, filled all the holes, and repainted the wall, then put up much less than was originally there. Ahhhh….feels so much better.

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The next picture shows that I took down the pot rack. I’m loving the big wide open clean look there too, and the second photo below is taken looking into the kitchen from the top of the basement steps, right inside the house from our garage. I took a few things off the counter, and took everything except the birdhouse and floral down that was hanging above the kitchen sink.

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This view is just a shot of the counter on the sink side of the kitchen. I put Scott’s Liquid Gold on my cupboard fronts, and they look MUCH better.  The second photo shows my bare NAKED refrigerator (lovin’ it). It had a framed picture on the door, and a serving basket and plate attached to the side right next to the coffee pot….and the coffee pot is lonely now too, because I took it’s companions away and put them in the cupboard. Did you notice my fence is off the wall under the big mirror? Tomorrow, I am going to de-clutter the INSIDE of my kitchen cupboards and start filling the van up  again. I’m LOVIN’ my de-cluttered kitchen!

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I minimized a little bit in my hallway outside of the bathroom too. I took framed prints, and objects off the wall. Louie and I both painted a coat of white paint on the doorbell cover, and I moved a few things around.

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So, Louie and I made a trip to Goodwill today and donated what I have removed so far. Goodwill was VERY happy to see us! We filled two big rolling bins.

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When we got back to town, we went for a little motorcycle ride. We were gone about an hour and a half, and it was just the perfect ride. Stay tuned! The bathroom is next!

Be blessed!



Renea said...

Everything looks so nice. You must be exhausted. De-cluttering is such a nice feeling. You should be very proud of yourself.

That corgi :) said...

love the look of your kitchen!! you guys are doing great work reducing and de-cluttering!! because we have rented for such a long time (4 years now) we have nothing on our walls but a clock and a cross. I like the bareness of it all :)

have a great Labor Day!


Hazel said...

Goodness you have been busy ,I love the new look , everything looks so fresh and new .

orchidlover said...

Wow you said you were going to be busy. You've managed to do so much, I'm proud of you. I love how your kitchen looks now.
For some reason that's the one place where I don't like things on show, the kitchen. I love empty worksurfaces.

Loving the new look for the blog aswell by the way

Love and hugs Gina xxx

Amelia said...

Loving the new look!

Tamera said...

Wow! You're doing great. I've been trying to declutter as well. It's a hard thing to do sometimes.

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

You have a beautiful kitchen! I've been doing some reorganizing around here too, but nothing so dramatic.

Karly said...

Wow!!! Everything looks so good...You should of been an interior decorator. :)

Your van must of been touching the ground as it was going down the street. lol Someone will be blessed to get your donations!!

Jill said...

I love looking at photos of clutter-free kitchens. Yours did not disappoint.
Fantastic work. You should be very proud of yourself!

Keep up the good work!


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