6,800 things gone, only 3,200 to go
One of the best things about decluttering is taking the time to reflect on the things you spend money on.
Before we had kids, we knew exactly what kind of toys we were going to buy.
that reflect our values
and say something about who we are
and who we want them to be.
I’m the kind of person who truly believes that embarrassment should come second when there’s a lesson to be learned. So, it surprises even me that I’m having so much trouble admitting this:
I think at least 5,000 out of the 10,000 things I get rid of will be toys.
Look away! I’m hideous.
I knew the toys were a problem but the magnitude of the waste is really hard to cop to in public. And it’s not just the money, it’s the time and the mindset. What was I thinking buying toys that we didn’t even have time to play with?
Ahhh, hindsight can make you feel like such an idiot.
But I just realized that the cure could be right at my fingertips. Now that you know what kind of parent I am. Will you hold my feet to the fire and be my conscience?
I’ll post pictures of every toy I buy my children for the rest of the project.
Every cell in my body is begging me not to publish this…sorry cells, this Mom needs to get back on track.
What I tossed today: Yikes, I haven’t had a chance to toss anything yet. I’ll have to do something quick like files or photographs.
What I tossed yesterday: (and the day before) toys, toys, toys, two body pillows, a blanket, a sheet, Christmas wrap