That’s from a post I saw on Basic Organization’s Instagram feed. It’s a perfect quick measure for assessing the value of all your crap.
By that I mean all my crap. I was just going through the house, making sure all the doors were locked, and this is what I saw:
- A ginormous pile of stuff moved out of the laundry/storage room that we’d put there while we redo the laundry room so we can store our crap.
- Piles of lumber and faux brick paneling for said laundry room.
- Laundry baskets full of clothes.
- Dozens of tiny shoes (four kids X shoes for two or three occasions = a lot of freaking shoes)
- Lots of furniture (much of it also tiny because we’re creating a Montessori environment here.
In other words, we have a lot of stuff. I’m always thinking we need to reduce, re-use and/or recycle, but where to start?
Janet at Basic Organization provides a good starting point: “If you don’t love it or use it, it’s clutter.”
OK. Call me convicted. I have probably a literal ton of stuff I don’t love or use. Sigh. How did it come to this?