Having 2 kids = having 2x the clutter! We threw out 2 trash bags full of old paperwork, school projects, and odds & ends. We also got rid of 1 bin of donatable items.
The landing strip is a great idea for a drop-off spot when you enter and exit your home. Shoes, mail, keys, and store returns can be kept here in this handy spot so that no one forgets anything. However this landing strip was not serving it's purpose for the time being- it had exploded! I put order back to the space by tidying up and delivering items back to where they belonged.
Julie's bar/kitchen window was serving as coupon shelf and miscellaneous clutter shelf. We sorted through the coupons, recycled what had expired, and neatly filed those that remained. Ever seen Extreme Couponing on TLC? Those ladies have got to be super organized!
The dreaded butcher block! Instead of an extra cutting/chopping space for the kitchen, this piece of furniture had become a catch-all for clutter. Now: back to it's main purpose.
Paper and bills and books, oh my! The computer hutch had become overcrowded and almost unusable. By shredding paid bills, dusting, and repositioning the decorative items we were able to shut the hutch and make the whole space more appealing to the eye.
All of this in 4 hours, whew! ♥