Out with the old and in with the new! That will be my mantra as I resolve to organize this house! There are things I have been holding on to for far too long, with the hope that I would one day use them.
And then there is the whole issue of my being far too emotionally invested in my children's clothing and playthings! Matty does NOT need 1,000 stuffed animas, nor do I need to keep the bins of clothing, just because my child wore that item once, and it looked really cute on him that day!
I have to realize that while we are not rolling in cash, we can certainly afford a new rain coat for a child if there doesn't happen to be a hand-me-down in the "2 Year-old" bin of clothes. Ben hasn't worn onesies for at least 6 months, so why does he still have a drawer full of them! It's time for me to go through all the clothes and stuffed toys.
I will get this house organized this year, so I can get it off my shoulders and refocus on projects that I actually WANT to do, such as start doing crafts again, and perhaps organize the boxes of photos that are waiting for me in the garage!
Happy New Year! may everyone experience true joy in 2010!