Nice one! I am incredibly jealous. I have 3 under 5 and the clutter is just endless. I just want to get my bookshelf tidied. I did the top of half of it today. Now DT2 won’t nap so there goes my plan of doing more. 😭
My kids are primary age and happy to goggle TV for a couple of hours on the weekend... eldest actually helped me clear out folders and I let her have an old folder to play schools with- she was delighted to faff about with plastic pockets and file dividers while I cracked on! With 3 under 5 I wouldn't have a hope.
I spent 4.5 hours this weekend mucking our our spare room/shit heap. I put all the pictures up on the walls, trip to the tip, trip to the charity shop and it looks amazing now. I can have someone over to sleep at short notice and be cool with it.
Today I'm tackling the mountain of art and craft stuff in the utility room. It's out of sight most of the time but whenever I use the washing machine my heart sinks at the pile of paper, paints, pens etc shoved in the (dry) sink. Need to get started!
We’ve decluttered whilst selling our house and it’s so nice to be able to find things easily without wading through years of detritus. I do a monthly sweep of the house now for anything that isn’t useful or beautiful.
As a military family we move regularly so I'm always trying to declutter as I'm always thinking about the next move! It is addictive, I love looking at an area after it has been cleared. Unfortunately with my dc and dh, stuff doesn't stay clear long. I do little and often and have at least 10 minutes a day (often more) wandering around with a carrier bag throwing things away. We have a charity bag on the go constantly and when it is full it gets dropped off at the shop. Very cathartic!