This January I have felt so motivated to purge unnecessary stuff from my household. When I put away the Christmas decorations I got rid of two boxes of Christmas stuff I either didn’t want, use, or need. Felt great! I’m slowly going through other areas of the house. Next I hit the kids’ books. Then I decided to tackle our closet. My husband had already made a good start on his half and I felt motivated to do mine. I knew this would entail having my boys around during the process. That morning they had already maxed their TV time while I exercised and showered, so I tried to entice them to come play on my bed while I worked. Usually this is a pretty good offer because they like to play life raft or bear cave with all the covers and then throw them onto the floor in a pile and jump on them. I figured this would give me at least a good 20 minutes.
As I got into my project, I came out of the closet to discover this:
The four-year-old down to his underwear, cleaning his legos with his toothbrush.
And the two-year-old had somehow accessed the box of Cherrios
and taken them into the bathroom.
So, as is usual when I attempt a big project, there is always a lot of extra mess to clean-up, besides the one I just made on my own. But it feels good to ship a few garbage bags full of un-needed stuff off to good will. And the best part of this story? Friends of Multiple Schlerosis called last night to see if I had any donations. Oh yes I do. They are picking it all up Monday morning! Now I won’t be tempted to look at vintage sheets if I were to drop it off myself!