I know it's only day three. And actually we went to the fair yesterday and I came home with a headache and went straight to bed so I didn't do any yesterday. So really, it's day 2. To make up yesterday I did a double.
I'm not going to post pictures of this because I want you to picture your space not mine. The point is this is not for you to feel better because your house is tidier than mine. It probably is. The point is that most of us have too much crap and this might motivate you to let go of just a little bit of it.
The first target was one of the kids bins. I dumped it and collected her yarn, beads and crafty stuff in it. There were a few items of trash, and a few things to be put away elsewhere: a dirty sock, a dog toy, and two pencils. Not as much discarding as I might have hoped, but every little bit counts. While I was sitting on the floor, I also consolidated the toys that were in two cardboard boxes back into her other bins. This is a tiny dent in the toy mountain, but every little bit helps.
Picture your child's toys here
I have a love-hate relationship with cardboard boxes. A few weeks ago I had the brilliant idea of putting all of her toys out on the porch in boxes. The plan was that as kiddo went and got things out of the boxes to play with we would put them away in the permanent bins. Anything still left on the porch at the end of the month would be donated or tossed. Sounds great in theory. What actually happened is that the porch is now trashed and boxes got brought into the house and a moat formed around her regular toy bins. Not so good. No cardboard box storage in the living room.
The next target was the bottom drawer of my dresser. As I got dressed today, I noticed that I had to move two pairs of pants that I don't like to get to the shorts that I wanted to wear. Why are their pants that don't fit right in my dresser? So I sorted. I donated 3 pairs or pants and found 3 pairs of shorts that I would wear buried in the back. I also found hair ties that I was looking for this morning and extra shampoo and hair care stuff buried in there. Why? That's now in the bathroom and off the grocery list. Is de-cluttering going to save us some money? Lastly I got to throw out a whole mess of stuff that I won't ever use. There is a whole lot more room in the drawer now.
What does your bottom dresser drawer look like?
I know I'm bouncing around and I figure that that is okay. The point is to just do some. Let's see how long I can keep it up.