I just want to thank whoever bumped this thread... What a beautiful apartment! I've been meaning to do a good bit of decluttering myself but have been putting it off... This was exactly the inspiration I needed!
I worked on the kitchen a bit this morning... It's amazing how much STUFF accumulates there, even though I thought I purged before we moved this summer. (Do I really NEED a whole drawerful of tupperware? I swear the things reproduce in the dark...) Oh and I realized DS had 4-5 plates, bowls and cups with various characters on them (that people had given him as gifts... a spiderman set one year, shrek the next, etc). The only time he ever uses all of them is if I'm REALLY lazy about doing hte dishes, so that's a good reason right there to pass them on! Anyway, I asked DS if he wouldn't mind picking two of each to keep... He misunderstood me and picked two TOTAL (spiderman plate and bowl), but I figured there was no reason to correct him
Funny thing was... I thought he was going to have a hard time picking out what to keep, but he showed very little attachment to them. Guess it's just ME that has the problem
(Actually I'm not THAT bad, but I have a hard time getting rid of things that were well thought-out gifts, even if I rarely ever use them...)