Knowing how fast time passes, I have decided there is no time like the present to begin organizing and deciding on what items should go and what should stay. As I have been going from room to room I am amazed at some of the things we have accumulated in such a short time frame.
What is one to do with all of the unneeded and unused items that they collect over time? Donate them to Goodwill? Have a yard sale? Throw them away? Normally I would donate everything I no longer needed, but in reality, I know how expensive a new baby can be. We need many things for our daughter, and it would be wise to make a little cash while spring cleaning.
I have already sold 6 random things on ebay, and now I know where to sell my dvds online too. Selling online is so much easier than holding a yard sale, and for each dollar I can earn I am closer to the new crib I have my eye on and my house has one less thing taking up space in it.
After beginning this process of sorting, organizing and minimizing, I made a vow to myself. I will never allow my family to collect random things they never have any intention of using again. I realize having stuff doesn't lead to happiness, it leads to headaches, clutter and the reality of future hard work to rid your home of all the 'stuff'.
How do you stay organized and clutter free? Do you routinely gather things up and dispose of them? Do you resell your used clothing and entertainment items? Do you donate things to thrift shops? If you have a great tip, please leave a comment and share what you know.