Book Club – January 2015

 

book club JanuaryIt’s nice to take a little break from decluttering to do my January book club! January has been a crazy crazy month. We had three amazing weddings, started back at work, had to get a new car, I redesigned (or at least started to) my blog aaaaand I’m midway through my #icandeclutter challenge and another very exciting project which I will share with you soon.

And through all of that, I managed to get through some really great books. Here’s what I read in January: Continue reading

#icandeclutter Days 4-6: Closet & Garage

Ermagawd, I had the most productive long weekend!

I tackled the spare bedroom closet, which – as you can see – was packed wall to wall with my clothes, shoes, handbags, etc.

Closet Before

I got rid of a whole load of things, and did some organising, and I am sooooo proud of the result. I can see where everything is! Plus – biggest bonus – there’s now spare room in the closet for when we tackle the closet in our room! Continue reading

#icandeclutter Day 1: Linen Press

Woo hoo, I survived Day 1 of my #icandeclutter challenge! Thanks for the fantastic response to my post yesterday, it made me feel so motivated! Don’t forget to post your own decluttering pics on Instagram or email them to me at tamarakwilkinson@gmail.com :). Laura from Crafty not Shifty is also starting a series on decluttering/organising this week, so you should definitely check out her craft room transformation.

For Day 1, I decided to take it easy and start with an area that didn’t really matter to me emotionally: the linen press. As you can see from the ‘before’ photo, it was absolutely jam packed with crap – I had to shove things in and slam the door so they wouldn’t fall out. Definitely not ideal, and we hadn’t used half the things in there since we moved in. Hell, we didn’t even know what half the things in there were.

Linen Press

It didn’t take long at all to pull all the stuff out and sort through it. A couple of things – like the gym towels, I moved to other homes – but the majority of the room came from ruthlessly culling and organising. The weirdest thing I found in the linen press was two packets of glowsticks, which I am now wearing (of course). Also, an entire box full of perfumes that I have no idea where they came from. I moved those to the bathroom to deal with later! Continue reading

20 Day Decluttering Challenge

Do you notice anything new around here? I’ve wanted to change the theme of my blog for aggggesssss, and I spent many hours trying different ones out until I found this one. I love the clean, minimal look of it, and the fact that there is so much more room! I’m super happy with it.

Anyway, in the theme of being clean and minimal, I have decided to tackle one of my new year’s resolutions – decluttering our house.

When we moved in two years ago, we pretty much dumped all our possessions in our house without sorting them at all. We shoved things in closets, drawers, under beds, you name it. For two people we sure managed to take up a lot of space.

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My craft cupboard. A preview of what I’m up against…

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D.I.Y. Rustic Noteboard

Board Front

Last Monday I was feeling a little flat, so I decided to get out for some exercise. To my delight, our street was having a hard rubbish collection, and I found some treasures! That’s right, I am that creepy girl who goes stealing peoples’ trash off the street. And darn proud of it!

These wooden frames were my faves, and I got to work right away to transform them. I wanted to incorporate some chicken wire that I’d picked up for a few dollars, and I needed a new note board for my office – perfect combination. Continue reading

Book Club – December 2014

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Happy New Year! It’s good to be back on my blog!

I had a pretty slow end to December 2014  with my reading and crafting, because right after I finished the 12 Days of Christmas I came down with the worst flu I’ve ever had. It knocked a week out of my very precious holiday time, so I’m a bit disappointed about that, but definitely glad to be feeling better and very thankful that I am healthy again.

With that in mind, my reading list for December was a little on the fluffy side, but I think we all need that every now and again, don’t you? :)

Here’s what I read in December 2014: Continue reading