#trashouttuesday / purging all the bathroom things

the daily Starr trash out tuesday

Several years ago we did something never done before in our home. We gathered ALL the bathroom things from every part of our house and did a major sort/purge.

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I had no clue how much we’d accumulated and how much needed to be trashed.

We ended that first bathroom clutter purge like this:

bathroom clutter part 2 the daily Starr trash out tuesday

Pretty good, right? Now, almost 2 years later – it was time to do it again. Note: Some of those items in that photo above have NEVER been touched in 2 years!! Yep.

Somehow our stuff GREW! Imagine that…

Most of the items stayed organized (some not so much) but my system wasn’t working because I couldn’t easily access each of the storage bins in our closet/bathroom.

For the past 2 weeks, our bonus room has been a massive sorting zone.

I refused to put anything back until I had time to go through EVERY SINGLE item and really get rid of what we didn’t need. My kids have been begging me to finish this project so they could have their playroom back, ha!

Today’s #trashouttuesday plan was to finish this up.

Here is what I’m most proud of – 1 bag of trash, 1 basket of recycles, 1 basket of donate items and 1 box to donate to the pregnancy center! I got rid of almost half of our stash!!!

Woooohooo this feels good!!

I kept asking myself if the items to keep were worth packing up in a few months to move?? If not, out they go.

Here’s what I ended up with.

Now, before you judge, let me explain. I’ve broken down everything into manageable and smaller organized boxes.

The other part of this purge that needed to be fixed is the accessibility of the items I’m deciding to keep. Previously bins were in the top of my closet and really hard to get to. Tonight I decided to clean out my lower closet shelves and make room for the items I’m keeping.

Here are the shelves before:

Yep, crammed and stuffed full and not serving a good purpose at all.

Now, they are usable! After:

The only items I stored on the top are those least used items.

All I have left to do is label my bins and we’re done! Yay!

Have you purged ALL the bathroom things lately? Do it. Take everything to one room and don’t put it all back until you get rid of what you don’t need.

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