This month I'm joining the clutter-busting challenge hosted by Money Saving Mom. Crystal is challenging her readers to get rid of 7 things every week day in May. That's 161 things! It seems like a lot, but when I start digging I'm sure I'll probably surprise myself. I'll be sharing a weekly update of my progress.
Day 1: This week I started with the children's clothing. I needed to sort and organize our children's clothing for spring and this was the perfect motivation to get this job done! I started with our younger son's clothing and discovered clothes and a winter jacket in 24 months and 2T that our 4-year old definitely won't be able to wear anymore.
Day 2: Our 6-year old's clothes are usually passed on to his brother, but I did find a very stained shirt that I'm pretty sure even the power of oxi-clean couldn't help that went right in the trash. There were some clothes that I didn't think we could use for our younger son and those were put in the Goodwill pile. The outgrown clothes that I wanted to keep were put away in boxes under his bed until his brother is a little older.
Day 3: On Day 3 I tackled the books. Our whole family loves to read and we have lots and lots (and lots) of books. We have 3 bookcases, a closet shelf and a large plastic tub all full of books! Books take up a lot of space and I finally decided that enough is enough. I sorted through some of those books and reluctantly put some in the give away pile and some in the yard sale pile. There were books that I have owned for over 10 years that I decided to part with. I also got rid of some board books that I felt our children had outgrown.
Total items to date: Week #1 - 37