Prompt for today's #JanuaryJoy is to 'have a clear out (cupboard or whole room)'.
For me this is a work in progress. I am reckoning that I will be selling up and moving house this summer and with this in mind I'm in the process of tidying, organising and decluttering everywhere.
I tackled the dining room, back porch and bathroom a while ago, and have since organised and updated the kitchen, my bedroom, son's bedroom, my daughter's bedroom and I've even improved the garden. I've also now changed the dining room into a playroom which has been fantastic. I now have a grown up living space which is toy-free and the kids are free to make a mess in their own lounge.
One other area that needed some attention was the utility space. Here are the before shots:
Note the mouldy blue carpet :-/
So first up was the carpet had to go. I decided to replace it with some linoleum.
Kids running around in the aisles!
Without the carpet.
I also removed the white metal shelving that you can see in the above photo. I wanted to make better use of the space and decided to build some Ikea shelves instead.
The new lino
The shelving, that I built by myself!
It's still a work in progress, but I'm getting there.
I desperately need to clear out the attic which is next on my list. I have so many old children's clothing that needs to go to a new home. I currently have piles for charity shop, eBay and for passing onto family. If I keep plugging away at it, hopefully I can have everything sorted and looking nice for the house going on the market.