I’m getting the decluttering itch . . . the desire to see some progress. I’m learning that I may need to be constantly in decluttering mode if I’m ever to cure my selective vision problem. If I’m taking a break from getting rid of clutter, it seems that I’m also taking a break from even seeing it pile up. Grrr.
But, thankfully, I did have a few posts under “decluttering” for July.
The decluttering I’ve done has been in the kids’ rooms. The kids all seem to have an internal 23:1 decluttering ratio. For every 23 things they decide to keep, they’re willing to get rid of one.
And usually that one turns out to belong to a sibling, anyway.
So, honestly, quite a bit of what has been decluttered has been slipped secretly into a trash bag.
***Nony’s big kids’ room decluttering tip: Use a black trash bag, and go ahead and put some dark colored paper in it so you can slip items underneath and kids won’t accidentally see what you just threw away.
I do have a corner designated for “donate” items. Only a few items have wandered back to their former homes. The pile includes dolls, stuffed animals, books, and a few odd shoes. It has around 25 items. I’m guessing that I threw away at least another 25 while their backs were turned.
While I have every intention of enjoying the last three weeks of summer, when school does start, I’ll be ready to begin attacking the clutter-growth again.
Go check out other bloggers’ decluttering reports over at The Finer Things in Life.