I feel like a hamster on one of those wheels. I keep running around and seem to get nowhere.
It's all about sorting, decluttering. My house isn't overly cluttered (well, maybe the basement is but a lot of that is not my stuff!), but we have a lot of stuff. I am trying to sort through it but I feel like I am getting absolutely nowhere. I have been working on some cupboards upstairs. It is really a catch-all for all kinds of things. I have sorted through it, have a box of blankets for the animal shelter, donated some stuff and thrown away other things but there still seems to be a lot of it left.
Most of it is dolls. My MIL bought daughter lots of dolls. My MIL had no daughters of her own and our daughter was her first granddaughter. Some of them 'special' and were quite expensive. Daughter knows Grandma will be upset if she gets rid of them but daughter is in an apartment and doesn't have room for them. I have agreed to hold on to them for now. The other granddaughter got rid of all her dolls and MIL was quite upset.
That doesn't help me. Other son still has things up there too. He lives in a studio apartment which is a temporary thing and he doesn't have room for some of his stuff. He really needs to sort through it. Sigh.
I guess I really need to just deal with it or tell them to take it or else (probably not!). This is obviously just a venting post. How do others do with decluttering? What about those 'special' things people gave you. Do you find it easy to get rid of them? Or do you hold onto them?
Have included this just because it makes me happy - Shasta with her new toys (which are at daughter's place).