Are you being overrun by toys and papers too? I feel as if the kids’ toys are multiply in the night. This weekend we are kick-starting “Project Organize Your ENTIRE Life” with a “Get Rid of 100 Things Weekend.” I’m smitten with this new eBook from Modern Parents, Messy Kids. I love this headline:
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Shad sent a text saying, “Let’s do 100 things this weekend” I paused. “Sure, 100 things, why not?” *Imagine this phrase in a sing-song, high pitch, and sarcastic voice.
Then he purposed a unique plan…
Over the course of this week let’s get rid of 100 things.
Join us. Grab a garbage bag and make a donation box and hit the house hard. Don’t mull over this or that, just grab the random useless items that have become a permanent fixture in your house.
Toss things out like old magazines, summer clothes that you never wore, fall clothes you still won’t fit in this year, kitchen gadgets that waste space, random keys & dead batteries from the junk drawer. Liberate yourself from that ugly candle your mother gave you that you are never going to burn. Give away that quilt your mother-in-law gave you guilt free to someone who needs it.
Don’t forget to include the kids in this adventure.
Toss things out like that truck with only three wheels, that McDonald’s Happy Meal toy (how do those things find their way in our homes anyhow?), that old National Geographic Kids magazine, and that half ripped art project. Donate things like Baby Einstein videos and any other infant toys your seven year old swears they still play with! Consider anything that has dust on it from inactivity.
In the end a simple home environment allows your child more room for mental growth and creativity. If you participate I’d love to hear about it or see photos on Facebook.
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