Yesterday my daughter and I decluttered her bedroom. Then we decluttered her bookshelf and cupboard in the family room and then we moved onto her bathroom.
All in all, it took about 2 hours. We worked in 30 min blocks. We decluttered for 20 mins, then had 10 mins of putting away and organising.
Then we had a 10 min break.
First of all, we put some music on…….
Then we got out the some baskets and labelled them “Donate” “Throw Away” ” Keep”.
My daughter stayed on task, and we actually enjoyed the process. As we progressed, she became in control of the process, and I was actually just an extra pair of hands.
Round 1 Sorting.
Treasure in her treasure chest.
Soft toys in a drawer under her bed.
In the cupboard, she decided that she wanted 1 shelf for craft and stationery, 1 shelf for dolls/small toys and one shelf for magazines.
In the bookshelf, there was one shelf for her favourite fiction, one shelf for school books and non-fiction and one shelf for board games.
Next was the bathroom and bathroom cupboard.
Items were grouped by function into baskets and containers. There were a lot of empty containers to be disposed of.
In the end, there were 3 garbage bags of rubbish or broken/used items.
There was a lot less items for donation that I had anticipated. I suppose this was because we have regularly decluttered over the last few years. We have a bagful of toys that were in good conditon for donation. There were 3 bags of unusable items and rubbish.
She was very happy with her efforts and the results. Everything has a home and she knows where everything is as she made the decisions herself.