I watched this documentary on Netflix last night called "Minimalism", and it made me want to get rid of even more of our stuff! It can be really hard with little ones, though, not just because we/they accumulate, but also because others are constantly giving us more and more. I am so grateful that people care and want to support our little family, but it can get tiring having to constantly do a kind of "dance of the stuff" - most of the time, if it is a gift, we accept graciously, then if it is something we truly won't use, we tend to donate. But another example is this old old pack n play that my mom has at her house and is convinced we need - she thinks it will keep DS and the cats away from the baby in our living room. Two problems with this: one, our living room is tiny, and is really our only living space in the house, and already maxed out with furniture. Two: any kind of box or comfy looking place is sure to be more enticing to the cats (and DS) than nothing at all hahah. We are planning to just use a borrowed Rock-n-play from my SIL and/or a soft blanket on the floor for when the baby needs to be put down. Blankets are easy to fold and stow, and the RnP is super light, relatively small, and folds up and is easy to move around the house as needed.
What do you do about gifts/stuff that you may not want but that others are really excited to give to/share with you??
Mama to DS
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born June 2015
And someone new September 2017