Thank you so much for all of the love on yesterday's post, I felt it. ❀❀❀
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On to this action, I finally did something about that generic icky frosted shade light in here..
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Unfortunately no joke for you today, it's been a rough weekend.πŸ’”
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Unfortunately no joke for you...

The centerpiece of our kitchen πŸ’₯
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Over on the blog I'm talking about E-design! From how the process works to what you can expect.
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Link in my bio to check it out πŸ₯°
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The centerpiece of our kitchen...

Look who I found taking naps! 🐢
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It used to get SO hot with the afternoon sun just heating up the house, but with these blinds I have been able to #getsmart by setting them to temperature sensitive settings!
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They close when the temperature hits the level I selected in the app, which not only helps keep the bedrooms cooler but also my energy bill down.
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Definitely check out @tiltsmarthome blinds if you are in the market for super easy to use, smart solar blinds!
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Look who I found taking...

P.S.A. Joke in stories loves! 😘
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New week new look! πŸ‘€
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This cost me $0. Yep, I simply played ring around the rugs.πŸŽͺ (pretend that's a merry go round)
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Happy Monday beautiful peeps! πŸ’–
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P.S.A. Joke in stories loves!...

This view looks a bit different. πŸ‘€
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My sweet friend Sharlene @skaynedesigns succumbed to my charms and wit (aka barrage of peer pressure) and let me purchase her Birth of Venus piece! 😱😍
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This view looks a bit...

Can you spot the newbie?! 🧐
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Check out the blog for a 5 minute update on the new piece...totaling less than $35! πŸ’΅
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Linked up in my pro-file! πŸ’«
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Can you spot the newbie?!...

What do you call a near sighted dinosaur?
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Do-you-think-he-saur-us πŸ¦•
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The Purge: The Good Kind Not the Murder Kind…..and Tips to Get Through It All

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Alrighty my peeps, it’s about to get real up in here. I did a post a little while back about cleaning out some of the closets in the house (you can check it out here) but we’ve been busy going wellllll beyond that.

What has a pickup truck load of garbage, a pickup truck load of donations and a a whole wall of shelving units in common? Our basement storage area, for reals. Ugh and those are no exaggeration! We literally had a pickup truck full of garbage in the way of carpet rolls we used as rugs in the basement of our old house (that was over 6 years ago!), broken items and bags of random garbage! Then we had a separate trip to Goodwill with a literal truck load of stuff, everything from baby toys to clothes to furniture to camping cookware. My friend who had a similar situation where she was moving a lot of clothes and furniture with a truck ended up having a crash! Thankfully she got some useful advice on how to legally proceed. Apparently, someone similar to a New Mexico Truck Accident Lawyer can be helpful if you’ve been in a similar situation.

This was a purge of epic proportions and I feel like I’m not done yet. This lady is on a roll! Luckily I only have 2 more small closets to get through and a bunch of bookshelves, I can see the light at the end of the organize and purge tunnel.

Anyway, on to the tips to help make this whole process a little bit easier!

Tip number 1: Get a fave beverage and a can-do ‘tude cause folks, if your area is anything like ours was….you’re gonna need it.

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Tip 2: be prepared with lots of large outdoor trash bags for the ridiculous amount of broken items or just plain trash you will inexplicably find. We found rock solid dried out play dough (a whole bin full!) along with broken toys and ripped up clothing. I mean who saves that stuff? (As I pretend I didn’t just out myself as saving all that stuff)

Tip 3: Make areas where you can sort it all out. Have a donate pile, and it doesn’t have to be pretty. Ours was in the downstairs living room on the other side of this wall and it just became a giant pile where you couldn’t tell what was in it by the end. We also had the large box of outdoor garbage bags sitting on a side table in here where we kept pulling them out as needed after we filled up the previous one. We then set them aside in a separate pile until we hauled it all out to the truck. Lastly the items we kept.

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We didn’t just get rid of a ton of stuff but ORGANIZED the stuff we kept like a mo fo. Everything was put into sections. This is my paint section organized by projects and spaces along with stains.

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Here you can see one large section of shelving that is organized with the bottom right being all of my stored pillows, above that is tree stands and seasonal like halloween buckets and easter baskets. Then there is my hubs beer brewing equipment and kegs with hunting and camping above on the top shelf. The left side is all of my project materials from wallpaper scraps to paint to brushes and rollers.

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The totes all have what is inside them written in sharpie on top of the lid. This side is children’s clothing, shoes, drapes and keepsakes.

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It’s not pretty but dang it looks gorgeous to me, especially given what it looked like before we started. And I’ll spare you that image. It’s incredibly embarrassing (and I didn’t think to take before’s).

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My only leftover pieces of furniture not currently in use….the green one is my first antique purchase EVER, the old workbench I picked up from a flea a number of years ago, a vintage leather ottoman and a cradle that was made for me when I was but a wee babe. As my kids like to say, “wow it’s from the 1800’s?!” The few pieces we aren’t going to part with.

After the basement I just could NOT stop without attacking our closet. I had so much in here that was ready for donating and selling. From bedding sets to handbags to clothes, the shelves were overflowing with stuff we rarely used.

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Here is our closet all cleaned out. It still looks like a lot but it’s all stuff we use. The top shelves are cleaned out except for luggage and a box of pics. Otherwise it’s all organized. Fun fact, my hubs has WAY more clothing than I do! hahaha

It’s a long process but SO worth it once you get through it all. When you drop those bags off for donation and get the garbage out while organizing the rest it’s like a giant weight is lifted. You have so much more space and can see things you forgot you had.

Especially since it’s a new year, I can’t think of a better way to start it than with a giant purge!! Do yourself a favor and let it ALLL go, well maybe not all but all the stuff you don’t need/use/want!

What’s your fave tips for organizing/purging? Have you done one recently and doesn’t it feel like the best thing ever?! I always love to hear from you!

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4 Comments
  • Jamala
    January 17, 2018

    It’s no easy task but once it’s finished it’s like breath of fresh air when you finally do a purge task… good job.

    • ttbousu
      January 17, 2018

      Thanks girl! It feels SO great when you’re done, but I needed serious motivation. lol It was so bad I just couldn’t bring myself to share. hahaha

  • Catherine Stotesbery
    January 17, 2018

    Thank you for the inspiration! I have been such a hoarder with the thought in back of my mind β€œ well, i can use this in my mixed media art, this Furniture would be great to paint… etc… etc…” We are building a small house 800 sq feet & simplifying our lives , so let the purging begin! You should see our barn!

    • ttbousu
      January 17, 2018

      That’s how I have always been! And then……well you saw the post. hahaha I bet I would LOVE to shop in your barn though!! Best of luck on the purging, when you’re done it’s going to feel SOOOOOO good!

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