Originally Posted by OliveGirl
Sara, I remember when you posted a photo of your kitchen cupboard that was seriously decluttered. I think of that photo often. I'd love to see more of your decluttered spaces because you are truly an inspiration!
Was your DH seriously on board? Mine isn't, and this is definitely difficult.
One thing I'm struggling with is clothes. How can a family of four (my son just turned four and my daughter is 7 months) produce SO MUCH LAUNDRY? My son is in a phase where he WILL NOT wear shirts with tags (even if I cut the tags out). He only has four t-shirts with tags, so we've been washing them like mad. I have half a mind to get rid of the rest of his shirts, save for two nice polo shirts and a nice Hawaiian shirt. That would bring him to seven shirts total. That should be doable, right? I think I'd rather do smaller loads of laundry more frequently than a gazillion huge loads every seven days or so.
Thanks so much for the kind words. Yes, DH is truly on board. We are addicted to getting rid of stuff!
As far as clothing goes, I think it's a CONSTANT battle. I like to go to garage sales, thrifting, etc...so I have to try really hard to get rid of stuff before I bring new stuff in. That's really hard with DD's clothes. A lot of her clothes have such an emotional attachment for me. But I'm getting better. I realized that there are 5-6 outfits that I continually put on her, and the rest gets worn only occasionally. I am on a mission this weekend to go through and get rid of those outfits.
For me, even though I went through my clothes and got rid of the stuff I don't really wear, I still have too much. I do wear it all, but I think the problem is just too many options... you know? Yes, I love it all, but do I NEED it all? Laundry will be so much happier if I get rid of more. It's hard to live in a 4-season state, because I can't get rid of too much. I would freeze
So, yes, in answer to your question, I think 7 shirts is totally do-able.