My Big Fail While Minimalizing & Organizing + Rubbermaid All AccessTM Storage

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Well, I’m 4 rooms into our Minimalize My Home series, and it is time to evaluate how I am doing.
The rooms I shared so far is my Living Room & Dining Room.  I also have my Sunroom & Kitchen finished, and will post about those soon.  
I am so enjoying the rooms I have finished, even though they are not scrubbed clean, just being decluttered has made such a difference.  I have found if I walk around sqinting, they look perfectly clean! Ha. I have decided that once I finish minimalizing each room, that I’m going to reward myself by hiring someone else to come do my spring cleaning!  This is my motivation for decluttering!  If this is not something you are able to do, just be encouraged that your spring cleaning will really be a breeze without a bunch of clutter to clean up and around.
Here is the part I need to think about. In the process of finishing 4 rooms, I have been lazy about putting things- that- don’t- belong- in- that- room away.  The result is a stairway that we can barely walk up!  It is getting dangerous people, so time to do something about it!
Clutter on stairs
I found the solution to my problem…want to hear it?  PUT THINGS AWAY AFTER FINISHING EACH ROOM.  Duh.  Except… it is not working.
My new PERFECT solution is this–Rubbermaid® All AccessTM storage containers  
I am giddy excited about these tubs!  I bought 3 from Walmart, and they STACK! Yes, most tubs stack, but these have an extra little something that no other tubs do.  Not only do they stack, but they have a drop down door that allows easy access even when stacked.  So clever.
Rubbermaid All Access Organizers
Here is my plan for the Rubbermaid® All AccessTM storage containers while I’m decluttering:
Tub #1- Give Away 
Tub #2- Put Away 
Tub #3- Throw Away
I will started with having my whole famiy pitch in and help get our stairs under control.  I have stacked the 3 bins in a central location, so as I am working on each area of this house, I will have a place to put my Give Away Pile, my Put Away Pile and my Trash Pile.  As the bins get full, I will have my little ones help with the Put Away, and husband will take the Trash out & I will load my trunk with the Give Away.
Rubbermaid Stackable All Access Tubs
I will no longer have to deal with a pile of danger on my stairs, and I won’t have to mess my decluttered rooms back up with piles that need to be put away!
Giveaway container
After I get done decluttering this house–which IS going to happen because I have all of you holding me accountable–I am eager to find ways to use these cool Rubbermaid® All AccessTM storage containers.
They really can be used in many different rooms of the house.  
Here are some ideas:
Stack 3 bins: Balls, frisbees, rollerblades
Stack 3 bins: Gardening tools, gardening gloves & potting soil in the top bin for easy access to pour in.
Donation Station: Stack 4 bins–Donate, Deliver, Gifts & Library
Winter Garments: Stack 4 bins–Mittens, Hats, Scarves, Boots
Closet: Stack 4 bins–Flipflops, Tennis shoes, Sandles, Boots
Closet: Stack 3 bins–Purses, Scarves, Hats
Kitchen Pantry: 2 bins–Potatoes, Onions
There are so many other great places to use these Rubbermaid® All Access TM organizers– from kid rooms, to play rooms, to basements.  
They come in a variety of colors and sizes and can be found in Walmart stores across the country.

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  • Sue Chew
    June 13, 2013 at 10:15 pm

    I found your site while searching for bead people instructions – thanks for those! Also love the mason jars in the fridge. And I am now inspired to de-clutter my house as well. Summer break starts soon for me, and I want to face fall with a minimalized, organized house. Will be checking back often!

  • labbie1
    April 6, 2013 at 3:23 pm

    How have I missed those? What a great idea! One of the problems I always have with bins is that you have to unstack them to put one little forgotten item in or take something out. This totally fits the bill! Great idea on the central bins–and getting the family involved. I totally like your idea of having your house cleaned after you declutter as a gift to yourself. Good idea!

  • Cara
    April 6, 2013 at 2:29 am

    Well, thanks to your decluttering posts, I have started! So far I decluttered our master bath and bedroom. That was enough for one day, lol….

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