In preparations for the upcoming big day we have been doing some serious de-cluttering around here. It feels so good to know that so much STUFF that was either un-needed or un-loved now has a new home. Making more room for what we do enjoy and making room for new gifts.
It started ilke this:
And ended like this:
(pictured is the donate pile)
The “sell” box ended up being the “attic” box. Inspired by the book Simplicity Parenting. I try to keep a limited number on the amount of toys out at a time. I rotate them periodically so they have all “new” toys!
I did however list several items on eBay and came out with about $170!
I just dropped off two additional huge bags of clothes to a local charity that donates to those in need. And had at least 2 big bags of broken toys and extra paperwork that were just straight up trash.
“I thank God for the things I do not own” -Saint Teresa of Avila
Having less clutter means we appreciate what we do have and gives us more space to LIVE.
And it couldn’t come at a better time!
Do you have a designated “de-cluttering” time? Do you love a clean closet as much as I do?
I’m ready to do this- next week. New year, fresh start, etc. Enjoying some quiet, restful (with 3 busy little ones!) time and then plan to jump in next week and clean house, de-clutter, put up the Christmas decorations, etc.