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DIY Nearby
DIY Nearby
  • Hometalk Team
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Episode 8: The Decluttering Project Every Mom Dreams About


Once her kids' playroom became overstuffed with toys, Melanie knew she needed a full overhaul, but she was way too nervous to try and tackle the job on her own. She decided to team up with Hometalker Sharon, a pro organizer and master of decluttering, to get hands-on help to turn her playroom into an organized space.
Check out Episode 8 of DIY Nearby to see how Melanie, with the help of Hometalker Sharon, transforms her playroom into a perfectly organized space.

What's holding you back from organizing your home? Share your DIY challenges with us in the comments!
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3 questions
  • Lisa C. Thompson
    on Jul 1, 2018

    We have been trying to upgrade our home but trying to get it organized has just overwhelmed me. Help !!!!! I just don’t what else to do?

    • Sugarbaker
      on Sep 16, 2018

      I agree with Marissa...the Konmari method is great. This book is in most libraries. It's not too expensive, so check out Amazon.


      One thing I add to an overwhelming job, is to set a kitchen timer to 30 mins or an hour at a time. If that's all I can tackle in one day, then I've met a goal. Being on the clock gives me a sense of urgency to make sure I'm not wasting time reading old letters, or stopping to read a book I had been missing...etc.


      Good luck! You can do this!

  • Cheri Graf
    on Jul 1, 2018

    I want to downsize and maybe move out of my family home. Where do I start ? That’s the part that beats me at every starting.

    HELP

    • Happy Days Hometalker
      on Jul 1, 2018

      Start with one room only, keep only what you love and need, the rest give to charity. If you cant part with something pack it up for 1 year, revisit in a year if you still want it it is there if not give to charity.

  • Susan
    on Jul 2, 2018

    How do I get her to come help me?!? That’s my only question. I’m so overwhelmed I don’t want to do anything!!!!

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  • Debbie
    on Jul 24, 2018

    Ya but that room isn't going to stay that way long ... Believe me I know... Good luck

  • Robin Carneiro
    on Sep 8, 2018

    I love the approach. So many people want to organize as they declutter (I know I do). If you remove 70-80% of the stuff to start with then you don't have as much to organize, lol.

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