All of this decluttering has taught me a few things. Either I need to move more often (which I don’t want to do) or I need to pretend I’m moving every 6 months to get rid of things. As far as clothes go, I think I need to evaluate every 3 months, because I just keep finding things.

13 things from mine and hubby’s closet.

9 things from Emilee and I know there’s still more of hers I can get rid of.

8 things from Ammon. Emilee is the last girl and Ammon is the last boy, so I don’t save their things. I usually donate them, but they’re going in the yard sale pile this time.

Oh look! I found more clothing and accessory items. 5 more things. I just have to say something about those ugly white shoes. We went down to St. George last Summer and hubby forgot his athletic shoes. He ran to Wal-Mart and came back with these. He said they were the cheapest. Really, I wonder why! He hasn’t worn them since (not that I’d let him) and they’re not going to be taking up anymore space in the closet.

4 table linens.

Some old bedding.

5 household items.

3 games.

And a whole tote full of videos. 76 of them.

I took this much to the trash. Yes, those are Science Project boards in the back. Don’t think I’m a horrible mom, but I am not keeping all of those. I did take pictures of them though, just in case the kids ask.

And I have 4 bags of things going to D.I. For those of you who don’t know what D.I. is, it’s short for Deseret Industries and is a thrift store similar to Goodwill. I donate to and buy from D.I. It’s a non-profit, vocational rehabilitation facility and a thrift store sponsored by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons). You can find out more about it here

That’s 124+ items this time and a grand total of 523 items so far. I can’t even describe to you how freeing this feels. Try it, you might like it!

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend! Valentine’s Day is coming fast. Are you ready?

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{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

Melinda February 11, 2011 at 11:54 am

WOW! I am a terrible organizer! I get a whim when the wind moves me but it never stays that way! What an inspiration!

Amy February 11, 2011 at 12:14 pm

Leanne- you are totally inspiring me! I so want to get rid of all our junk! I keep hanging on to it- in case I might need/want it “someday” but I think it’s time to just let some/most of it go and free up our space. Thanks for all the tips and encouragement.
xoxo,
Amy

Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage February 11, 2011 at 12:55 pm

You are doing great!! I am looking at those table linens wishing I could come to your yard sale! :)

Rachel Murphy February 11, 2011 at 3:08 pm

Great job! Doesn’t it feel great. Every time I get another bag of stuff out my home it makes feel like a won the lottery (well if I played) lol.

Looks like you will have a great garage sale when you are all finished.

Have a great weekend!

Marla February 11, 2011 at 6:45 pm

I have been doing the same! Yes,it feels wonderful! More to go!!!!

Handy Man, Crafty Woman February 11, 2011 at 8:58 pm

Ok, when you have the yard sale, you have to take pictures of all the stuff, and let us know how you did! ;-) What month are you thinking about ?

Ann February 12, 2011 at 7:47 am

You are so motivating! Keeping count is a great idea. I just keep taking bags to Goodwill. I think I will start counting also. How fast can I hit 500?

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