he laughed at me. He laughs at most of
my ideas actually…he didn’t think that there was any way I would be able to
fill up 31 bags in 31 days. The
reasoning behind this is because I am constantly getting rid of stuff, so he
couldn’t grasp that we would still have more to get rid of.
bags of baby clothes – and those were only the newborn and 0-3 month
sizes. Luckily I have a very dear friend
who is expecting a little girl any day now, and with two older boys she needs
all the little girl stuff she can get!
clothes. They went to my littlest
nephew. I know that I have more for my
oldest nephew, but I am still sorting.
clothes from friends for the kids. I
love hand me downs, because the kids wear things out so quickly. Besides a few nice outfits for church, my
kids seem to go through a lot of clothes.
this will not entirely fix my clutter problem.
I thought that it would be the easiest place to start. I had to go through the clothes and make room
for new sizes anyways, so having them count towards Project 31 seemed like a
After clothes, there are many many toys that need to be sorted. I am sure there are many broken toys we will
unfortunately have to throw away, and things that the kids don’t play with, and
I am interested to see how they are when we go through the toys.
have left. Gone are the days when all
the toys fit in our one toy box (sadly).
With the toys becoming smaller (LEGO, princess dolls, cars, puzzles),
the storage solutions I have used in the past are no longer working. I think we are going to move towards clear
plastic bins for toy storage. Then each
category of toys will have its own compartment, with a lid!
bags of clothes. And that isn’t the end
of the clothes re-organization. I understand
that our kids are going to go through a lot of clothes. They seem to grow out of clothes every couple
of months, but Matt and I have a lot of clothes as well. Do we need as many winter coats as we
have? Well, maybe this winter we have!
lately. I think that is due to the book 7 byJen Hatmaker that I recently finished.
There are days when I feel like we don’t have *enough* and instead fall
into the comparison trap.
Days is because I want to donate what we do not need to people who are in
need. I want to be a blessing to someone
else, the same way that people have blessed us.
coming along? Have you been able to find
excess in your homes that you can donate to someone else?