sorting through stuff and throwing it out I find more stuff we don’t need!
I started yesterday and just got done with the 3rd room. I don’t think we have a lot of stuff, but I still keep on finding things, that someone else can actually use while here it’s just sitting around collecting dust.
I just got a big box of school supplies ready for a friend whose daughter is starting school this fall. I have everything on the lists for my own kids and a little extra for when they run out of things. Everything else is just not needed.
I also give her the magazines I’ve read already. I find it a waste of money to just throw them out.
I sorted through all the tools, TV cables, Paint supplies and whatever else you need when you own your own house. I found a lot of stuff we no longer need and threw it out.
Then it was on to youngest DDs room. What a mess! I couldn’t even get to her closet. Two full large bags (the 13 Gallon kind) of nothing but trash (mostly paper) and about 5 hours later her room is organized and clean. She loves having not to search for things but keeping her stuff organized is a real challenge for her. She loves collecting everything from sticks to rocks to those little junky toys in BD Party goody bags. Well it almost all left the room.
Now I get to do the same thing in my oldest DDs room. Who knows what I will find there… :LOL
I don't clean my kids rooms. They do the cleaning and sorting. I just help decide.
What is your style when it comes to decluttering your home? Where does the stuff go? I donate most of it to charity and give away to friends where I know they really need the stuff I no longer use.
I have one rule. If one item comes in another one has to go out. But that only seems to work for the things you deal with on a regular basis. The stuff you use seldom seems to pile up on it's own :LOL