I found it! DH's disgraceful work shirt with the holes in it. That man had hung it back up in his closet! I confiscated it and sent it to the rag closet. I'll probably make him some handkerchiefs out of it or something.
- broken plastic thing I finally decided wasn't worth fixing
- DH's old work shoes with holes in them (this is BIG - he usually hangs on to several old pairs even after replacing them)
- lovely wooden toy that DD got for her birthday -- she got 2 of them
- textbook on Amazon (New decluttering total = $216.50!)
Now the question - we have a ride-on wheeled horse that my neighbor gave me when DD (now 8) was little. We also have a 1 year. This is not the only ride-on toy in my house. Neighbor thought this horse was just the cutest thing. I think it's ugly. Every time I try to get rid of it, DD notices it and loves it and starts using it again. Just the other day it was out with 2 hobby horses (which she also hasn't used in a couple of years). Can I get rid of that thing? If she loves it and I hate it? And it's big and not the only ride-on toy we have?
It might be better if you know a younger child who might enjoy it. That way, rather than emphasizing the decluttering ("we're getting rid of your toy") you're emphasizing generosity and sharing ("hey, you're getting big for this toy. Sammy down the street is just the right age for it, though, and doesn't have so many riding toys").
Edited by Comtessa - 5/27/11 at 6:04am