The June declutter area for the Simplify My Life challenge just happened to be the living room declutter, which is one of the most utilised spaces in most homes. Easy to build up clutter and become untidy quickly, but an important space for most families.
DECLUTTERING MY LIFE – LIVING ROOM
My own living room was becoming a play room, with the main toy box in the room. For any of you who currently have a toddler or have survived the toddler years, you probably know exactly how my lounge room floor looked most days. Despite my best efforts to tidy the toys, it took mere minutes for it to be decorated once again with blocks, dolls, cars and everything else in between.
So the toy box got a new home. In the nursery. There is room in there now since the cot just relocated to our bedroom in preparation for the next arrival.
There are still a couple of toys in the corner, but the bulk of the mess culprits are gone. I did however do a bit of re-arranging to accommodate my rocking chair into the corner of our lounge room. This was an item I ‘had to have’ for our first baby and I can probably count how many times I used to. So by putting it somewhere I want to be, it’s sure to get its use this time.
Otherwise the main declutter in our lounge room was getting rid of random rubbish that had accumulated like packaging and magazines, coffee table clutter and toddler odds and ends. It’s a pretty big room although more long than anything and we have a lot of electronic gadgets.
As you will see from the photos, there is also a giant cat scratching post that makes its home in our lounge room. I considered getting rid of this completely, but our cats do enjoy sitting on it when the windows are open so for now, it stays.
My lounge room declutter almost did not happen being so close to my pregnancy due date, but on the cusp of 39 weeks I found my nesting instinct and made it happen. So grateful for that last minute nesting burst!
Make sure you head back to the June Declutter post to grab your free living room declutter tips and checklist.