Subbing! I just got rid of 7 full bags of clothing, and have gathered up a huge box and three bags of toys to go. Yay Freecycle!! Hopefully clothes that don't fit anyone and toys that my kids have outgrown will really benefit someone else.
My goals for the next few weeks are:
*Go through the remaining clothing and pare down further.
*Box up and put away off-season clothing.
*Go through all the remaining toys, and get rid of about half what's still there.
*Go through the boxes of books in the closet, get rid of all but the most important/favorite. Get the keepers onto the bookshelf we now have, and give the rest away. Any books that don't fit on the shelves that I still can't part with, move to the upstairs closet.
*Rearrange bedroom furniture to be a better use of the space.
*Move stored items from the living room closet to the bedroom closet (which is huge, considering the size of our apartment!)
*Get rid of junky microwave and TV that have sat in the LR closet for 6+ months.
Really, the LR closet is a month-long project by itself. First I guess I'll have to figure out exactly what all is in there. It's kind of become a giant junk drawer. THAT's great feng shui, to have that lurking in the center of my home!!
Accountability will come in useful with it - it's a closet, so out of sight, out of mind... it's been too easy to put it off for so long.