Thursday, February 28, 2013


Zoe just bought a new sports bag, so Emily is now using Zoe's old sports bag & doesn't need this bag anymore.  Do you want it?

Happy Decluttering!

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Christmas Lights

We have some Christmas lights that we took down because they don't work anymore.  They have been sitting outside for months.  I just threw them away.

Happy Decluttering!

Tuesday, February 26, 2013


On the last day of school before February vacation, Kate came home with a very wet backside.  Her wonderful, a bit too short pink snow pants stopped protecting her against the cold, wet snow.  So, out they go!

Happy Decluttering!

Monday, February 25, 2013

Lidless Container

I finally got rid of an empty butter tub today that was missing a lid.  I have other containers with lids.  I don't need the lidless one anymore. 

Do you have food containers cluttering up your kitchen shelves?

Happy Decluttering!

Friday, February 22, 2013


I was looking for Kate's gift card to Claire's when I came across 2 membership cards, one for the children's museum & one for the pool that had expired.  I threw them away.

Have a great weekend & Happy Decluttering!

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Kid Clutter

I just organized our cup shelf & decided that Zach wouldn't miss the little chocolate milk bottle that he saved.  It was way in the back, forgotten.  I don't recommend simplifying a spouse's clutter without his/her permission, but I am on board with getting rid of kid clutter without permission!

Happy Decluttering!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013


I'm not one to cut and use a lot of coupons because they expire before I remember to use them.  I went through the few coupons I have and simplified a couple that had expired and I actually used a coupon today!  Do you have expired coupons around?

Happy Decluttering!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Another broken backpack

I am done buying cheap backpacks.  Eleanor's zipper broke just like Kate's so this backpack is no longer useful!  Out it goes.

Happy Decluttering!

Monday, February 18, 2013

Car Clutter

My cup holders in between the driver & passenger seats were filled with trash, sunflower seeds, a clothespin & a Cracker Jack prize.  I put the clothespin away, threw away the rest & now I can actually put cups in my cup holders again.  :-) 

Friday, February 15, 2013

Paper Clutter

I got rid of paper clutter that was on my fridge today.  Papers that had future dates on them, I put the dates on the calendar and tossed the papers.  Papers that had information gone by on them, I tossed.  How does the outside of your fridge look?

Happy Decluttering & Have a fun weekend!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Talk on CD

We LOVE listening to John Bytheway!  I bought his collection CDs, which include this talk, so I don't need this one anymore.

Happy Decluttering!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Computer Armoir

This computer armoir has turned into a dust/clutter collector.  It has served us well in the past when we had a desktop computer, but now it just stresses me out when I think about keeping it clean.  The doors are broken & it is no longer a beautiful piece of furniture to have in our home.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Pillow Case

Kate received a beautiful, personalized pillow case for her birthday, so it is time to say goodbye to her old one.  This pillow case has been used a lot around here, starting with Zoe.  Do you hold onto items that you no longer use and will never use again because they hold memories?  Take a picture of the items and then simplify them.  Pictures take up less space.  :-)

Happy Decluttering!

Monday, February 11, 2013

Christmas Cards

I usually run out of our family picture Christmas cards before I am done sending out Christmas cards, so this past Christmas I bought more than I usually do.  That left me with extra cards.  Clutter.  I am keeping one of our cards to put in our memory box and throwing the rest away.  Next year, I will do a better job of giving away all of our cards!

Friday, February 08, 2013


This sharpie barely writes, so out it goes.

Happy Decluttering & Have a great weekend!

Thursday, February 07, 2013

Empty Bottle

I'm not good at remembering to put this lice prevention spray on my kids, so when I went to put it on Kate yesterday, I discovered the bottle was empty.  Well, at least my kids are remembering to use it!  I need to get a new bottle.  Lice prevention spray is not clutter, but an empty bottle of it is!

Happy Decluttering!

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Baby Spoons

It has been 4 years since we have had a baby around here and it will be years before we have grandchildren around.  I think it is time to simplify these spoons.

Happy Decluttering!

Tuesday, February 05, 2013


After every birthday, my kids get their picture taken at Walmart.  I have taken the portrait envelopes that are not in storage yet
and have decluttered all but one envelope that now holds all the extra pictures.
Do I need the extra pictures?  I'm debating.  I have kept a 5x7 of each picture, but do I need the extra wallet and smaller sizes?

Happy Decluttering!

Monday, February 04, 2013

Roku instructions

We love our Roku!  My favorite channels are The Blaze & BYUTV.  Since we have the Roku up and running, we don't need this booklet anymore.

Friday, February 01, 2013

Butt Paste

a.k.a. Diaper Rash Cream

I was looking for a sock and came across this almost empty, not needed anymore Butt Paste. Into the trash it goes! Have a great weekend & Happy Decluttering!