I have lots and lots of buckets of toys and I’m getting rid of a bunch of them. This one was full of books, movies, doll clothes, and little tiny toys. I have lots of random parts too. The fact that I’m getting rid of any of these is amazing! What’s even more amazing is this isn’t it. Lots more to come!
It’s kind of nice that this is another pile that seems like a lot of things! (Probably because they’re not all papers!) There’s only one thing here that I had to really think about. It was the gift card tin. Goofy, right? But it’s totally re-usable and Christmas is only a few short months away. At Christmas time, I won’t be able to find it anyways.
The Qixels are brand new. I thought the kids might like them but they’re not playing with them. I could use it for a Secret Santa gift at work in a few short months but again, I probably won’t be able to find it when I need it. The little tiny gift bag is cute too but I don’t need it right now. I feel a little bit like I’m cheating with the jeans because I think they may have been counted already. Even if I did, they didn’t make it out of the house the first time so I’m counting them again. It’s only 3 things so I’m not going to worry about it too much!
I’m not sure why sometimes 18 things seems like so many and sometimes it’s nothing but I’m always happy when they add up quickly. I’d like to say that it’s always easier now but it’s not really. Most of these clothes have survived multiple rounds of decluttering efforts and I’m finally getting rid of them. They don’t fit anyone here.
Last time around, my daughter said she wanted the light pink gloves but it’s 2 winters later and she still hasn’t worn them once. She doesn’t like pink. So they’re finally going into the get rid of pile.
Those papers in the plastic bag are cake decorating instructions. I’ve been using frosting tips since I was a little kid so why in the world would I keep that? It came with a set that I bought so that’s probably why but I don’t need them. Maybe someone else could use them.
SOCKS!!! Just when I start thinking that I’m never going to get past all the papers, out pops more socks! There’s definitely too many socks! It’s like a bad dream. Everywhere I turn there’s more. And I’m not sure which is more boring: the socks or the papers.
I asked my son if he wanted some of the black ones because occasionally he needs to dress up. He said yes and then promptly set them down next to himself on the couch. When he left, he didn’t take them. So guess where they are. They are in the garbage with the rest of these.
August is turning out to be the paper month apparently!! Unfortunately, there’s lots more! What?!?! I don’t have a paper problem. I’m great at getting rid of paper. I’m actually really surprised at all this paper clutter. I thought I tamed this monster years ago. The worst thing is that they’re so boring!
Now that I’ve gone through most of the mountain that had piled up on the other couch, I was able to peek behind it yesterday. I put a lot of stuff back there at Christmas last year and haven’t touched it since. But when I peeked, I saw at least 2 big bags of papers back there. I’m dreading pulling them out because I’m really getting sick of going through papers. Maybe I’ll save them for last!
I’m so determined to get rid of things that I think I’m bordering on obsessed now. I just can’t seem to even make a dent. Usually when I get the get rid of stuff out, you can see a difference. This time however, it doesn’t look any different. After taking out 2 big garbage bags full, filling a donation box, and delivering a bag of food to my mom, it still doesn’t look any better in my living room.
Apparently things were piling up higher than I was realizing. I guess that happens when clutter is invisible to you. It appears when I look at it through a camera. I don’t know why. I’ve been taking pictures all day hoping to see improvement but it hasn’t happened yet. Things must be getting better though. How couldn’t they with everything that’s gone out the door?