I have been doing declutters through the whole house on a daily basis now, the obvious extranneous stuff is gone. I still have things I don't use but can't seem to justify getting rid of.
For example, I have a few corningware crocks that are similar to the ones I had growing up. My parents used to put leftovers in them with saran wrap on top. My dh and I put leftovers in tupperware. I would like to use the corningware, but dh takes the leftovers to work and the tupperware is better for him as far as convenience and limited spillage.
I've moved the corningware from a deep, dark, cavernous cabinet up to where our daily uses plates and tupperware are in hopes that we will use them. What is a good time frame to have in which I should use or toss?
I'm soooo excited because I am chucking a horrible old old comforter (like, 18 years old!) as well as some disgusting pillows. I have to wait until Monday though. Dh would never miss them but if he sees me take them away, he throws the biggest hissy fit. They don't even get used anymore!
Another question--how much craft-y stuff for the kids do you keep? I've got markers, paint, paper, construction paper, glue, scissors, play dough, and some coloring books. I got rid of a lot of coloring books, old markers that didn't work and other duplicates. I also have some stuff like a huge box of stickers. I could see ds really enjoying them, but will I actually remember to give them to him as rewards or to let him play with them?
This project has opened my eyes to the fact that I have tons of good intentions irt playing with/interacting with my son, but you know what they say about good intentions....
It seems like I am always collecting fun crafts for us to do together or neat things for him to get creative with but during the course of the day, I never actually get around to doing the project with him or lugging out the paints and supplies for him to get nice and messy and creative. This makes me feel sad, guilty, and embarassed.
I know I am waaaay off topic at this point, but any suggestions on any of this would be appreciated.