The #1 to-do on my list for this time minus kiddos is to rid our house of clutter! We have three bedrooms, seven closets, and a bonus room full of clutter – junk, neglected toys, outgrown clothes, junk. Being the planner that I am, I thought long and hard about my plan of attack on this mess.
Step One: I broke the task down into daily missions, conquering one room and at least one closet per day.
Step Two: I sorted things out into boxes – a box for charity, a box for the used book store, and several boxes for our upcoming yard sale. I hauled out two large trash bags’ worth of things we didn’t need. And I sorted some more…
Step Three: I found this wonderful little consignment shop here in town where the owner will actually purchase my children’s items from me and pay out cash on the spot! Yippee!! So I quickly gathered up clothes, shoes, and decent toys and made a few trips to the shop!
Step Four: Last on the list was pricing and sorting all of the items for our multi-family yard sale. Thankfully, I was able to convince Hubby Dearest to de-clutter the garage as well, so that I have plenty of room to get organized for the yard sale!
All of this effort helped remove this clutter…
so that our closets could once again resemble this…
and our shelves and organizers can once again appear organized.
To be honest, the house totally needed to be cleared out. But my desire to tackle the junk has multiple purposes. God has been teaching me to place my value on His Will, not on my earthly belongings. With His help, I have made the transition into life as an Army wife, and begun preparing my heart and mind for many relocations in the future. In addition, the Lord has laid a very special burden on our hearts for our future, a burden that will require a savings fund! All of this means that it’s time to let go of some things… time to de-clutter!!
This post is part of:
- Tackle it Tuesday at 5 Minutes for Mom.
- Works for Me Wednesday at We are THAT Family.
- Work on it Wednesday at Organize With Sandy.