Day 6: Decluttering "B" Things {Decluttering From A To Z} | From Overwhelmed to Organized: Day 6: Decluttering "B" Things {Decluttering From A To Z}

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Day 6: Decluttering "B" Things {Decluttering From A To Z}

This month I'm hosting the Decluttering From A To Z challenge.  It's a fun way to help you declutter items in your home that you may not have thought of decluttering.

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Today we're decluttering items that begin with the letter B!  You can declutter anything you want that begins with B.  I'll share some ideas and you can choose any of them that resonate with you, or declutter your own ideas that begin with B.  Join in the decluttering fun!

Decluttering Ideas That Begin With The Letter B

Here are a few items or areas you may have in your home that you could declutter:

  • Board games
  • Borrowed items
  • Bags (reusable or plastic)
  • Bottles of nail polish
  • any kind of Bottles
  • Bumpy socks
  • Bibles
  • Baby clothes
  • any other Baby items
  • Brushes
  • Bikes
  • Bike gear
  • Ball-point pens
  • Boxes (photo, decorative, moving, food/recycling, for projects)
  • Bras
  • Belts
  • Bracelets
  • Books
  • Balls
  • Bedrooms
  • under the Bed
  • Bills
  • Binoculars
  • Broken things
  • Blue items
  • Brown items
  • Buttons
  • Banjos
  • BBQ tools/equipment
  • Burnt out light bulbs
  • Burnt out candles
  • Birthday cards
  • Bee-sting medication
  • Boys' stuff
  • or Beer cans/bottles (just drinking all day doesn't count though LOL!).

Find a few of these things that you no longer need, use, love, or have the space to store (that's the definition of clutter by the way!) and let them go.  

What's Next For You?

Declutter "B" items today!  And then share what you decluttered (see options below).

Want more decluttering ideas, tips, and inspiration?  Need some motivation and accountability to keep you going?  Here are some ways to get the most out of this challenge:

1.  Sign up to receive my blog posts in your email inbox.  You'll get a new post every day this month with the latest Decluttering From A To Z post.  Once the challenge is over, you'll receive an email whenever a new blog post is published (usually 1-2 times per week).  I share decluttering tips and other organizing tips on the blog.  You can unsubscribe at any time and I won't spam you.  I promise.

2.  Join the 365 Items in 365 Days decluttering challenge!   The Decluttering From A To Z challenge is really a challenge within a challenge.  You can start the 365 Items in 365 Days challenge at any time and declutter whatever you want.  More details here.  There are details in that post about our great Facebook group too.

3.  Check out my 31 Days of Easy Decluttering series.  This was my 31 Days series from 2 years ago and each post gives tips to declutter different items or areas of your home.  If you're focusing on certain areas of your home this month some of the posts may help you out.

4.  Follow my Decluttering/Organizing Tips & Ideas board on Pinterest.  This is my most popular board and I share tips there frequently.

Share Your Decluttering Progress!  

I hope these ideas will help you declutter today!  Inspire all of us by sharing your decluttering pictures in any of these places:

What are you decluttering today that begins with B?  What B item is the hardest for you to let go of?  What B things are the easiest to purge?

Happy decluttering!

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  1. Oh the baby stuff... so hard to get rid of it! I keep saying "But WHAT IF we have another baby...!?" I've got baby clothes piled to our ceiling in the basement. And a substantial amount of toys too. I've got to find good ways to store it if we're going to keep it. We've got a storage shed we haven't taken full advantage of because I'm a bit scared to put clothes out there (due to bugs and such).

    1. Baby stuff is tough Danielle! If you have the space to store everything then it's no problem, but if you don't, it gets tricky. I'd suggest that unless you're planning to have one fairly soon, you could probably give away a lot of your stuff so that another baby could be using it instead of you storing it. Maybe loan it to a friend or relative so that you can get some of it back if needed? Or sell some of it at a moms sale or consignment shop to offset the cost of buying some things if you do have another baby. Keep some of your favourite things for now (things that you know you'll use again or that you may not be able to easily replace). And if you have another baby, you can shop at thrift stores or moms sales and buy what you need without having to store it all until then. And you'll probably get gifts for the new baby too. Good luck deciding what to do!

  2. Um...all of the above for me! LOL There's some stuff on here that I didn't think of...I'm definitely adding them to my (long) list.

    1. Grab a few things and get them out of your house Cari! Much better than making your list any longer... that gets too overwhelming :)

  3. I never would have thought of decluttering by letter!

    How, though, do you declutter Bibles?

    1. It's a fun way to do it isn't it Marie? As for Bibles, do you mean why would you declutter them or where do bring them? For the why question, sometimes people just end up with a lot of Bibles they don't use. Maybe they were gifts or ones they used to use but now they have a different version they prefer. If you mean where do you bring them, there are lots of churches or mission organizations that would put them to good use.


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