|ok, we are total packrats, i really want to live a simple life!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! help.... i have saved everything from my dd, and ds, so should i just post it all ffs on the tp to get rid of it, i dislike freecycle, because people around here, will pu anything and sell it at the flea market, yuck.
Okay first figure out why you are holding on to it?
If its for sentimental reasons get a box for each person in the house, you can keep those things as long as they fit in that box. Take pictures of the fluff = stuffed animals, clothing, that has meaning to you or find picture with child wearing it...
But even if you are holding on to things thinking next son/daughter will use that think again. My two sons born almost 3 years apart - different seasons, different sizes son1 10.6 at birth, son 2 prem. Son one long and lanky, son two little chubba. Also if you hold onto old things you can't get new things.
So where to give them? Well I know I like to feel that my 'stuff' is getting new life. Why not find a charity that gives real reciepts or see if you can find a refugee family with an infant as they often have nothing. Women's shelters are another great idea. I just dropped 2 boxes off at a local midwife centre for the clients. So freeing and I really forget what was in there.
But a word of advice from the FFS not quite done girl...it took a tonne of time and felt great but if I had to do it again I'd just box it up according to size offer it FFS or find a good home like the ones above.
and if you really are a packrat then you will want to accumulate new stuff if you have another child
I had my oldest go through her 'box' and let her choose what to keep....she was excellent!
But sigh its an ongoing battle I must say!