Sleepless nights is how I would describe the last few nights. Reason: A crazy amount of clutter in the house.
We have been married for five years and have been parents for more than a year now and the only not-so-nice fallout has been a home bursting to its seams with stuff that
- I don't want but has somehow managed to find its way to our home (Read: Gifts we hate...cheap casseroles,multi-colored show pieces, ugly bedspreads, etc. Brand new multiple units of the same toys, brand new electronics & other stuff that we don't require)
- I like but have not used even once in the last two years (Read: I can't part with them, come on I have emotions attached to those...plus I might just need it thirty years later!)
- And stuff that has lived its good days, served us well and should leave our home right away ( Read: Old clothes, broken electronics, et al).
And this is when I make it a point to De-clutter every few months. Imagine the situation If I hadn't been doing that all along. So the rest of the month is going to be dedicated to De-cluttering. Donate/Recycle/ Repair/ Dispose is on my big to-do list this month.
How do you deal with De-cluttering? I am going room to room and picking up stuff I don't need/want in the house and dumping them at a common place. If I can recycle I keep it. Though I have decided to become a little strict this time...If I can't come up with an idea to recycle it immediately then I am not going to keep it.I have millions of things at home because I think I will be restoring them or converting them into lamps, wall art, etc some day :)
I like the idea of asking the household help to pick what she needs, donating the rest to orphanages and selling some stuff that no one seems to find any use of.
Wish me luck and patience! Share your De-cluttering tips with all of us, right here.