52 Weeks to a Organized & Clutter FREE House: Week 1- Clear Out Old and Unworn Clothes- Donate, Toss or Sell

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One of the biggest problems with a family of 5 is our overwhelming amounts of clothes! With 3 girls who seem to outgrow their whole wardrobe every 2 months, I am always digging through clothes that no longer fit or are in need of repair! We do go through the girls clothing every few months and weed out pieces that they no longer need, want or can’t fit into! But my hubby and I tend to keep clothes for years before we clean out old items! So this week I decided to not only sort through the girls items, but also sort through the hubby’s clothes and mine!

I am also using the Backwards Hanger idea to see what items me and the hubby are not wearing. It is a very simple idea! Just turn all the items in your closet on hangers backwards- like above. As you wear items and add them back to your closet, turn them around the correct way. After 4-6 months any hangers still turned backwards gets donated!


We had 3 boxes to separate unwanted clothes:

Donate- clothes that are gently used that we could drop off at our local Goodwill store

Throw Away- clothes that are beyond repair and can not be donated

Pass Down- with 3 girls I have several totes in the garage that I keep clothes from the older girls to pass down to the younger ones. There has been many of times that I have gone to put a pair of jeans on our youngest daughter and none of them fit, sometimes seems to be over night. I can then rummage through the hand me downs until I can buy her new pants. This also is a great way to save a little cash, not having to always buy new clothes for all 3 girls. We do buy several new pieces to make sure the girls clothes look fresh and they don’t only have hand me downs!

We did have 1 small box of items that I may take to the re-sell shop and see if we can make a little extra cash. If not they may donated later!

Just from the girls closets I was able to donate 4 large garbage bags of clothes to our local Goodwill. Don’t forget that these donations are able to be used for your taxes. Make sure you keep track of every item you donated, the receipt from the store and the itemized value of each item. You can get a list of pricing  your donations from your local Goodwill store. Not only are you clearing out the clutter and getting a tax donation, you are helping those in need in your neighborhood!

What tasks did you complete this week to clear out your clutter?

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52 Weeks to a Organized & Clutter FREE House 2012- My New Year’s Resolution!

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My New Year’s Resolution is to get our home in order and keep it that way. So I have been searching 100′s of books and websites to get ideas and tips on the problem area’s of our home to find solutions for each space! I need to find a home for every item in our house so that our kiddos will know where to put all of our belongings, making our home less cluttered!

Every year I start off with a huge list of things I want to accomplish for the new year but by March I feel overwhelmed and end up “forgetting” the rest of my list. This year I figured I would try and spread my tasks out over the whole year. One a week doesn’t seem so scary! So I listed below all the tasks I plan to complete over 2012 and as I post them I will link to the post below for you to see how I organized and DE-cluttered some part of my house! Some of these tasks are to de-clutter spaces in our home that just seems to always have stuff there and to be frank, I am sick of seeing it!

If you have plans for this year share them below, I love to get fresh ideas!

Week 1: Clear Out Old and Unworn Clothes- Donate, Toss or Sell

Week 2: Organize Our Scarves

Week 3: Un-Clutter the Computer Cords

Week 4: Organize Our Socks

Week 5: Creating a Chore Chart That We Really Will Use

Week 6:  Organize The Game Shelf

Week 7:  Find a New Home For Our Batteries

Week 8: Organize Under The Sink

Week 9: COMING SOON!!

Week 10: Covering Kitchen Drawers With Contact Paper

Week 11: COMING SOON!!

Week 12: Create New Storage for Our Cooking Utensils

Week 13: COMING SOON!!

Week 14: Organizing The Tupperware

Week 15: COMING SOON!!

Week 16:  Organize and Find A Home For Our Greeting Cards, Birthday Cards, Etc

Week 17:  COMING SOON!!

Week 18: COMING SOON!!

Week 19: Organize Our 10 Year Old’s Jewelry

Week 20: Plan a Freezer Meal Cooking Day

Week 21: COMING SOON!!

Week 22: COMING SOON!!

Week 23: COMING SOON!!

Week 24: Organize Our Kiddos Outside Toys

Week 25: COMING SOON!!

Week 26: Find a Home For My 8,000 + Photos

Week 27: COMING SOON!!

Week 28: Organize Our Kitchen Silverware Drawer

Week 29: COMING SOON!!

Week 30: Create A Better Way To Store Pot & Pans and their Lids

Week 31: COMING SOON!!

Week 32: Create A Better Desk Area for Our 10 Year Old

Week 33: COMING SOON!!

Week 34: COMING SOON!!

Week 35: Organize Our 3 & 7 Year Old’s Closet

Week 36: COMING SOON!!

Week 37: COMING SOON!!

Week 38: COMING SOON!!

Week 39: Finish Our Family Home Binder

Week 40: Organize Our 10 Year Old’s Closet

Week 41: COMING SOON!!

Week 42: COMING SOON!!

Week 43: Organizing Our Entry Way Closet

Week 44: COMING SOON!!

Week 45: COMING SOON!!

Week 46: Create a New Way To Store Bath Tub Accessories

Week 47: COMING SOON!!

Week 48: COMING SOON!!

Week 49: Organizing Our Hallway Closet

Week 50: COMING SOON!!

Week 51: COMING SOON!!

Week 52: Organizing Our Holiday Decorations and Making Better Use Of the Space

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