I have need to really go through things for YEARS. MANY YEARS. Well, this challenge from Becky Novacek was timed perfectly. I was feeling suffocated by our 'stuff' and ready to make the change. I have been making frequent trips to the local mission with donations but nothing like this. The 30 areas I chose were...
DVDs, guest closet, guest room, freezer room, scrap room, filing, eli's room, holiday stuff, lean to, pantry/snack cupboard, deep freeze, lazy susan, jackets and scarves, in progress projects, laundry room, nailpolishes, magazines, frames, eli's clothes, games, basement, shoes, packaging/mailing, fridges, electronics, tools and paint supplies, sewing/mending, inspiration, junk drawer, computer/harddrive, plants
That whole idea of 'everything has a place and everything in it's place'. I've loved that quote for a long time but finally getting around to implementing it.
Having like items together really brings to light how many duplicates I have. Heck quadruplets!
This was the toughest space to date. Are we going to have more children? Should we keep all this stuff Eli has grown out of!? How do you organize toys when he would rather play with a wrapping paper tube, the phone and a box!? Overwhelming to say the least. Currently we don't know where we stand on the idea of more children so we are storing the baby stuff in the attic. I'm sure over time this will pare down and eventually disappear.