My total from the other day and today is 83. Not the 100 items I was hoping to achieve, but.. 2 of those items were HUGE! 1 massive sofa and 1 large animal cage gone. :)
Love, love, loving the space!
83 / 2013
I'm back from my decluttering for today..
80 baby items that I felt the need to hold onto for memories sake, are now going to clothe other little babes this autumn and winter. Warms my heart. It was sooooooo hard at times, just folding that onesie and putting it away into the 'black hole' bag (as I've so aptly named it).. but it had to be done.
And now excuse me while I
185 / 2013
I'm going to take the road less travelled.. Acceptence and designating a space for DH's stuff worked for me. I came to realize that my husband wasn't on the same path as I was, when it came to simplifying and that was okay (each to their own, right?) In order to not go insane, I told him that as I was mostly responsible for the family home's maintenance and cleanliness, I would organize it as I see fit (this includes any decluttering). He didn't mind and said that was fine. I gave him time to move any thing from the house that he didn't want donated. We also decided to designate the garage as "his". Nothing for the house/family sits there except our deep freezer and he can keep anything he wants there, whether or not *I* want it around. It's his space - His rules. He is also solely responsible for it's cleanliness and tidyness as part of the deal. The arrangement works quite well and as of late, he has been hinting at how he is thinking of getting rid of X or Y, because it would be nice to have the space.. Where did this talk come from? It came after he watched me declutter the house and he realized the value of it.
Obviously this approach won't work for everyone. But I thought I'd put it out there. Clutter bothers me significantly on a physical and emotional level, so it wasn't easy.. but he is his own person - I can't dictate what he can and cannot do with his stuff unless it is causing a hazard (i.e. health hazard or fire hazard).
Great job mama!