I’m feeling a little remiss in my lack of posting lately. But I have had two sick kids, off and on all week, plus a busy work schedule (though there is nothing new in that), and my friend whose mother recently passed away is now dealing with a seriously ill father. Though she lives far away and I can’t be there to help with day-to-day stuff, we do speak everyday. It’s really too much for her to have to deal with right now.
But I am still focused on the “stuff” issue. Because of the above reasons, I haven’t done much with respect to decluttering this week, which means that not only has it not gotten better, it has gotten worse. And since K’s birthday is this weekend including a party for 9 girls on Saturday, there will be more things entering the house. B’s birthday is next month, so never fear, there is more around the corner! I do have Monday off with no kids planned to be in attendance, so that is when I’m hoping to get a lot done. I do have a question, whether or not you’re a declutterer. What the heck do you do with all the stuffed animals?? I have a large box not only filled, but stuffed, with stuffed animals! The box is a “dish box” used by movers – it’s about 3 feet high and there are probably 40-50 toys in there. I hate to throw them away, but who on earth would want them? I posted them on Freecycle awhile back, but no one responded. I doubt Goodwill wants them. Do I really toss them? I guess I am having a hard time coming to terms with throwing away things that 1) cost good money, and/or 2) are still perfectly good.
Other things on the list to get gone: baby toys (my “baby” is almost 4), high chair, toddler bed, crib (though I may see if my sister-in-law wants it – it would have to be shipped from the east coast to the west, but I’d love for her to have it), an old TV, several strollers, a love seat, a floor lamp, adult and childrens clothes and of course the junk type toys that are just tossed in bins and forgotten about the minute they enter the house.
I did book a trip to Disney (with our friends) for August – so we have something really fun to look forward to!