Sunday, April 06, 2008

Decluttering for a Big Move

With a very possible move, the six-month purge has just become the one-month purge. I need to get on the ball. I think we're going to have to "school light" for the next month so we can focus on getting ready for the new house. (Bureaucrats need not worry. We promise to be schoolish over the summer.)

I'd like to get one of those big dumpsters and just do a massive purge. We had 3 little children and almost no belongings when we moved into this house. Now we're busting out the seams. I don't want to move a bunch of junk. Oh, the seven kids can come but I'm going to be brutal about their belongings. (Famous last words.)

I'm open to your ideas and suggestions here.


Frances said...

I hope not all of the items you purge go into the trash - surely thrift stores can help your unwanted items find new homes. :)

Maureen said...

No, it won't all go in the trash. My friends will be recipients of many gifts as well as the thrift stores. And there are a few items, such as books, I may try to sell online. And then there is Freecycle too.

Anonymous said...

Start having garage sales every weekend and let the kids keep what they get for "their junk." Nothing makes them declutter faster:-P