I consider myself to be sort of the anti-pack rat. I don't really have a problem with holding on to too many things, and I am more than willing to sell or donate unused items.
It helps that we are getting ready to move in a few months—additional built-in motivation.
So, my biggest tip for keeping all those resolutions to finally have a clean, efficient house is (drum roll please) . . .
Get rid of stuff.
If it sounds too easy, it's because, well, it is. Need some ideas for how to start? Check out the Simple Mom website. Search "decluttering" and be inspired and amazed. Also check out another of my favorite sites, Gospel Homemaking. Still want more? Try 31 Days to Clean. (Full disclosure: I've never actually made it through all 31 days. Sigh.)
|Less cleaning, more playing with cute babies|
Ask yourself these three questions: 1. Do you use it? 2. Do you use it? 3. Do you use it?
Clothing (and Shoes and Jewelry) Stuff
Does it serve a specific purpose? Does it make you feel fabulous? And (ooh, here's the hard one) does it fit?
If you're mushy, embrace it. Then move on. Even I keep lots of stuff I will never use/need again. (Um, three ginormous boxes of baby clothes in the attic, anyone?)
Now I think I need to take my own advice and go organize a closet or something. Please take a look at the other posts linked below and send these wonderful bloggers some love.
Thanks for reading and have a blessed day.