A Multi-Purpose Airing Cupboard (Now Decluttered)

Today, I had a little bit more time than usual for my decluttering challenge, so I decided to take out the entire contents of my airing cupboard. (Well, that’s what we call it anyway – not sure if everyone does. It’s the cupboard that houses the hot water cylinder).

Airing cupboard before the decluttering

Our airing cupboard hasn’t got a lot of shelving, and for some reason it has items in there that probably aren’t in other people’s airing cupboards. There are tools and toolboxes hanging around at the bottom somewhere, and a whole bunch old sheets and towels… in case anyone needs to do some painting or we have to mop up some water…

Old sheets and towels

This obviously left limited space for towels we actually use. Not sure when painting will next occur in this house, so I decided to take the whole plastic basket out thereby freeing up one shelf; however, I wanted to put the old towels back somewhere.

I then moved the tools up one shelf so that they could become more accessible. The right place for them should have been the garage, but that’s a decluttering project for another time!

Moving the tools up one shelf freed up the floor space under the shelving. Once I’d sorted out the towels, I placed the ‘old and can no longer be used’ ones on the right just in case we get a leaky pipe or pouring water anywhere (this has happened a few times in this house, hence feeling the need to have them on standby. I will just have to let everyone know they are there).

The spare bathmats have a little space on the left as they don’t need to be on a shelf.

Looking tidy…

Airing cupboard after decluttering

I really wanted to avoid shoving anything in front of the shelving like we had before as this would prevent us from getting to the items in there; however, I decided that it was a very convenient space for the vacuum cleaner. This doesn’t currently have a home and tends to reside in the upstairs hallway or corner of the dining room. It fitted nicely, and will be its temporary space until I free up a cupboard somewhere else.

After this exercise, I realised that most of the towels we use, live in the respective bathrooms, so I didn’t have to fit in as many as I thought.

Another productive day on the decluttering front.

Until tomorrow…



About Sandra Madeira

I am a full-time working mum with a passion for writing and inspiring others. Subjects I tend to blog about are life skills, parenting, decluttering, worklife balance, etc. At the moment I am on a decluttering mission creating space in my house, garden and mind. I have challenged myself to do at least ten minutes a day and write about it. Have a good day! Sandra Freelance Writer www.sandramadeira.com
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2 Responses to A Multi-Purpose Airing Cupboard (Now Decluttered)

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