What good has come of this?
- It is really liberating to get rid of stuff that is no longer used, or in my case with some of the kitchen items, have been upgraded.
- It feels good to help others! Some of the kitchen stuff will be a donation to a family member who just recently got their own place! Win/Win!
- Tax deductions ;-) "That" time of year will be here before you know it so make sure to save receipts from any donations to charitable organizations.
So what items were kicked to the curb? More kitchen stuff, hair ties, iPod Nano arm band, Sit and Spin, kids sunglasses and stuffed toys!!! YAY me!
This brings me to another subject…guilt…
The children's glasses and stuffed toys were either hand-me-downs or gifts. I originally thought about not posting those items because I did not want the givers to see this on my blog ;-( But then I realized that I needed to be the one to set an example. It is OK to get rid of things that you are not using. Think about how you would feel if you were the one viewing this on a friend's or family member's blog. Would you be mad, sad, proud, or angry? Well, let me be the first to say: It does not matter how you feel!!! I am not going to keep something in my house because I feel guilty of getting rid of it. I (or we, my munchkin, husband and I), got good use out of "it" and not we are ready to make space for other things that we are more likely to use. For the record, that is OK! Now you as the giver should rejoice that your gifts are not a burden in closets and they will go to great homes with kids and families who need them.
Anyone jumping in on the fun with me??? Share your success!