The girls are NOTORIOUS hoarders– it’s gnarly. Every speck of glitter on the floor, cool stick, an array of party favors. Their treasures are EVERYWHERE. I try and do it once a week or every other week if not, it gets a little overwhelming. Kids over time accumulate so much stuff– birthday parties, holidays, their birthdays, that special reward… It is just SO much. I find that it is truly necessary to donate, toss, hand me down almost everything at some point.
What happens when they notice something is missing? Usually, I can divert and change the subject but it’s when I’m caught by my husband I REALLY feel guilty. I don’t even know why.! I am hands down the purger in our family and I’m proud of it.
On a different note, how do you figure out what is worth keeping? I love keeping the kids’ big school projects and young at art, I’m a sucker for anything that has a picture.. what about ALL the other things? I thought I would go back to my handy Chatbook app and try and try and take pictures of all their work… but let’s be real.. they do A LOT. Their hard work piles up and I end up leaving it in a magazine holder from Ikea labeled with the school year.
I guess one of two things need to happen; I need to get better at snapping their work and placing it in a book out or find a flow of saving and dumping.