At any rate, I did manage to tag a whopping 10 items for the garage sale boxes. Add that to my 51 items from January, and I’m up to 61. Basically, I’m a whole month behind my goal. My numbers will shoot up, though, just as soon as I can get to the consignment store. I saw a sign out front last week that they are now accepting spring items. Time to clear out the closets!
I’m still not sure of our garage sale date, but the urgency is starting to set in. One area of our home that needs cleared out in a major way is the kids’ rooms. We don’t have an extra room for toys, but JessieLeigh’s advice for a Pared Down Playroom will be taken to heart in the next few weeks.
Do you wonder how the toys multiply in your home, but yet you struggle to limit them? My problem is that nearly everything my children have has been given to them as a gift. I’ve gotta get over the “so and so gave this to you so we have to keep it” mentality and do what’s right for my kids and what’s most peaceful for my home! JessieLeigh is right, and I know it: children thrive on less. Too much stuff disorients and confuses them. I know at my house we often end up with toys thrown all over the place and very little playing with them at all.
A month (or two!) from now, I want to be echoing JessieLeigh’s words:
“Paring down our playroom is one of the best things we’ve ever done for our family. It looks better. It feels better. My children can find what they need. Clean-up is easier. We know what we have. Don’t be afraid to take the leap! I think you’ll be delighted with the peace and joy you will find at the bottom of the toy pile…”
What about you? What’s the status on your kids’ toys? How’s the rest of the decluttering going at your house? Get me motivated, because I have some serious catching up to do in March!