So I started with the "declutter in 15 minutes a day" calendar (see thread below), but I couldn't keep up with it. Never expected to. Anyway, I'm still working on the kitchen.
Here's what we've been working on:
Books - donated a bunch to the library
Rummage sale: The school is having one next weekend to raise money for the 6th grade trip. We are gathering stuff
Kids toys - especially the big ones.
Kids and adults clothing and shoes
My husband has been working on the hall closet. When we bought the place, it was a little indentation where the prior owner kept her cat box. It had no shelves, an old pipe on the side from the old heater that was under the house (to vent it), and a very badly done "arch". (A lot of homes in my town were built in the 20's with arches. This house was built in the 40's and someone tried to give it 20's character by putting in three arches.)
Anyway, he started the project a long time ago (pulling out the pipe, putting in electrical), but stalled because of full time job/ two kids. He took a day off this week (no school for the big boy), when the little guy was still in daycare. Made all of the shelves and started sanding/ staining. We are hoping to finish by end of March (after shelves will need doors). Having shelves will make this very useful, but right now it's just a place where we dump stuff behind a baby gate.
In the kitchen, I decluttered the spice drawer, and took the dried spices (that we once fresh from the farm and sat on the counter till they dried) and put them into containers. I also decluttered the vinegar/ spice/ oil shelf.
I seem to accumulate frozen bananas, so I defrosted 3 (out of probably 10) and have banana bread in the oven. My goal is to have the kitchen completely decluttered by the time my mother in law visits at the end of March.
I also reorganized my fabric and yarn.
On a body front, I've lost 11 lbs. I'm really trying to not rebound (it's happened twice before). My goal is to get to my pre-pregnancy weight (or close) so I can get rid of the big clothes and figure out which of the small clothes still fit. So I can declutter the closet. That's still 20-25 lbs from now. Probably take at least a year.