Last week, 7 was looking for a notebook. A very specific notebook. I told him that I would keep an eye out for it, but if we cleaned his room, we would probably find it.
In fact, I continued, if we started to *pack up* his room, we might really find it. Lo and behold, 7 was all over that. He immediately wanted to start boxing up his belongings (the things he doesn't use or need currently) and get them ready for the move.
I jumped at the chance, and 7's room is now full of boxes. Can you tell how badly our little family just wants to be in our new home already?!
Anyhow, I managed to 'throw out' a few things from 7's room; my gosh, that kid is a hoarder...
Cleaned out extras from the costume box (never get worn)
Empty boxes (from 7's room)
Miscellaneous stuff (not loved, used, or needed anymore)
Clothing from my closet (the tip of the iceberg)
Random trash from 7's room
I'm eager to really go through my own things. However, I need a day with uninterrupted time: no drop offs & pick ups, no baseball, no gymnastics, no meal-preparing or laundry, no refereeing arguments between 4 and 7...
I'm sure I'd get rid of a whole lotta stuff. Until then, it will continue to be a little at a time...