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Monday, August 8, 2011

Clearing the Clutter: The TV

Here we are at week 2 of clearing clutter! This week was a little bit difficult in the sense that there are SO many clutter spots for me to choose from. Last week, I chose the spot to the left of my couch in the living room. This week, I worked on the spot to the right of my couch.

So here it is, the TV and TV stand that tends to be where I put a lot of random things.

This is one of those spots that Fly Lady would call a "hot spot". It's a place that even though I clean it, I tend to put things down on it whenever I pass by. I'm not sure how to break myself of that habit, but hopefully working up to a living room without clutter will help.

Here's what I did.

Step 1. I organized things into piles, putting like items together.

On the left are items to be put away. On the right are DVD's to make sure they are in the right cases and then put away.

On the left of this picture is a stack of papers to sort through (some to throw away, some to put away) and to the right are some random things for my husband to put away. (The little cardboard box looked like something of his, and I wasn't sure what to do with it.)
Step 2. I put away misplaced items, put away DVD's and sorted through papers.

Step 3. I put back only the items I thought "fit" on the TV stand.
Those items being: tissues, Gilmore Girls box set that is borrowed (don't want to put it away and forget that I have it), our current Netflix movie and the TV remote.

The whole area could use a good dusting/vacuuming, but at least the clutter is cleared!

2 spots down!

What spot are you going to de-clutter this week? If you blog about it, be sure to leave a comment and a link!

Happy Clutter Clearing!

Love, Rachel


  1. Awesome! Although I don't know much about make-up, I am an expert at clutter. Why, I could SHOULD have my doctorate in it! I will have to work on this one.... ;)

  2. Clutter is my expertise also :) Remember to start somewhere small! Let me know how it goes!