Not only have I been on a cleaning kick lately, but I have been on a cleaning out kick. Getting rid of worn out home decorations, ill-fitting clothing, and undesirable toys is about the most fulfilling feeling in the world.
I have felt very successful at this. This is one of five or more trunk loads.
Lots ended up at the dump, including two full bottles of baby lotion (both from when Samara was a baby). Don't worry! I kept two full ones. For some reason, I have never really used baby lotion, and so I have a ton. I'm convinced it multiplies in the closet.
My own initiative has been supplemented by inspiration from this blog. http://smallnotebook.org/blog/
She offers great wisdom and insight into simplifying life, from clothing to food to finances, but I feel like she takes a reasonable approach. She's not a minimalist simply for the sake of having nothing. She's also a Christian. I had fun perusing her small notebook last week.
With all this cleaning out, our little household is breathing easier this spring.
Well, except for the effects of all the pollen in the air. In this sense, we are dying!
Lesson Learned: I am not sure which I prefer, buying or cleaning out. Cleaning out sure does feel good though!