September Clutter Update

Oh, it’s October already?! No surprise here… I did little decluttering in September, but I have a pretty cute excuse.  Forgive me?

I did manage to get rid of a (very) few things:

  • Old car seat (expired) – I hated to toss this, but after they’ve expired they can’t be used.

I was also blessed to give a few girly things I had hanging around that I likely won’t be needing around here.

  • Sticker pack
  • 2 towels
  • pack of wash cloths

Just to make me feel better, I do have a pile of stuff ready to pack away for the local consignment store.  I just haven’t had a chance to count it up and box it.  Maybe that means next month’s numbers will be better?  One can hope!

I’m itching to go through the kids’ rooms and toys again before the holidays hit.  I’ve warned them that we need to get rid of some things before we bring new toys and other Christmas gifts in.  That is such a difficult thing for young children to grasp!  How do you handle more holiday stuff at your house?

If you’re still decluttering with me, be sure to link up your progress and we’ll cheer you on!


  1. I’m so glad you posted! It’s been great motivation for me.

  2. The oncoming holidays are always a source of encouragement for me. They actually serve as encouragement for my youngest, who is my packrat. I can really get him to pare down some in anticipation of knowing that gifts will be received. His birthday also falls in January, so it’s a double whammy. My older kids tend to get fewer gifts since theirs are more expensive and smaller now.

    I’m going to go through my holiday decorations this year when I open up the boxes. I had already determined that I’d be doing that, and the challenge will serve to cheer me on. I’ll be decorating early this year since my husband is having surgery on November 15th (he’s going to be a living organ donor) and will be unable to help hang stuff outside or lift the heavy boxes. The kids can help, but the tree box is so heavy that only my husband can lift it! Plus it will be nice to have it done and out of the way so we don’t have to think about it during his recuperation (4-6 weeks).

  3. I’m still de-cluttering away here. Lots of *hidden* clutter here in closets & cabinets. 163 was my total for September. That brings my YTD total to 1641. I’m shooting for 2000 by the end of December. It might be a stretch but it sure makes me really question keeping things that I’m reluctant to let go!

  4. Michelle K says:

    Where is there an expiration date on car seats? I’ve heard of this, but never been able to locate it. Or is there just a “known” length of time that they work?

    • Mine was on the bottom of the seat with all the warnings and instructions. They usually say 5-7 years from the manufactured date, I think.

  5. With a Christmas Eve birthday and a January birthday on top of the Christmas stuff, it can be overwhelming around here. I’ve committed to having a “Clutter-Free Christmas” (I did last year too with great success!) and this year, I’ll be blogging my tips for making it happen. 🙂

  6. I think you have a fabulous reason for taking it easy on the decluttering in September!

    Thanks for posting this link-up, it’s always so fun!

  7. Congratulations again on the new arrival Amy!

    Can’t believe you’ve been able to keep on top of blogging, decluttering and babies – you’re my hero!


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