So Ive been MIA from this thread, but ive been busy! the last few days especially. today i completely de-cluttered and cleaned our 3rd & smallest bedroom which has been pretty much a dumping ground for the last few months. it had been my bedroom, but since all of the kids were ending up in my bed, i decided to move my bed into the largest room, and the 2 oldest now sleep together in my sons bed and just baby and i share my bed. we get a lot more sleep this way.
so anyways, all of my sons stuff, plus everything that has been shoved into the large closet went into that room waiting to be sorted. including too small clothes, cloth diapers we dont use much, my clothing, boxes of books, spare linins, old computers and a ton of other junk. ive been avoiding it, to say the least
but i have a friend moving in for a few months on the 1st, so it was insentive to get our Sh$t organised. DS and i went through all of his toys and we have just few smallish bins of his toys left. LEGO, playmobil, bionicles & one mishmash of superhero's and other random toys. since he was sooo graceful about getting rid of a TON of crappy toys im very pleased. i hate when he gets upset about letting go, but he is seeing the wosdom of clearing out the old.
Then i continued on with all of my stuff.. i have another huge bag of thrift shop stuff, a bag of recycling and one of garbage. a few things to put into the storage space, my camping pack and sleeping bags, those cloth diapers and too small clothes that i want to keep..but otherwise the room is clean and dusted and ready for living in again.
yesterday i worked on my storage space, getting summer clothes out and putting in winter clothes and snowshoes. then i went through all of our holiday boxes: easter, christmas, halloween and got rid of everything that i dont LOVE. it leaves not much, but what is theere will be cherished. it feels very good. after that i started sorting craft supplies, which im still not done. i have a lot and its a hard thing for me to figure out how exactly to organise. so far im just weeding out what i dont need or want...i got rid of a huge pile of craft magazines that ive been passed, and a bunch of yarn that ill never use, and plastic knitting needles that i dislike... i also went through a bin of papers, photos, random bits of my life from the past 15 years. that was hard. its crazy the memories. i let go of a lot, but kept some of it too. i found a few things i was missing too which was sweet!
so yeah.. i have a bunch left to do, but im feeling more and more happy about the amount of stuff we have.
and we are likely moving come fall..so im trying to be pretty strict with myself, because we still have a lot.
in de-cluttering & simple living solidarity,