Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Big difference

Summer has been difficult for me to focus on any one area to declutter. Seems that every day is a different adventure with the children, and some days we are in the kitchen all day, some days in the sewing room, and some days I don't think about decluttering until nearly bedtime.

There have even been a number of days where I didn't want to get rid of my stuff thankyouverymuch.

One thing I did notice this summer, the thing that is keeping it worthwhile to me is this. I have changed in how I think about keeping things. On. The last mini-trip, I threw away a sample size toothpaste that was not empty, but no one liked it. (In fact I knew we would never use it again). In the past, I would have kept this "just in case". I also tossed a mostly used sample tube that I knew we have more of at home.

Today we have been to the dentist. And the dentist is the one that gives us lovely samples of floss and paste, all in a little bag. In one of my decluttering binges this winter I decided that we really hate the bags. I used to save them because they are a great size for an overnight with a toothbrush and small paste. The reality was though, that a toothbrush holder works better, and I have 4 of those (one for everyone), so I tossed all the bags. Today, the girls each got a bag, a toothbrush, toothpaste, and floss. Since I will use all the stuff, I'll empty those out into their respective bins, and then toss the bag.

So yay me!