With spring here it’s a great time to declutter. When you have lots of stuff/clutter in your house, life becomes overwhelming.
You start to spend money on things you don’t need, re buying stuff you have you already have but can’t find, spending more money on groceries because you can’t clearly see what you already have to use or food items go off because you forget they are there.
Over the next few weeks set yourself the task of sorting and cleaning at least one cupboard or shelf a night (a few extra on the weekend).
If you haven’t used it in the last few months then its probably time to find a new home for it. You will be amazed what you no longer need.
By selling items you no longer need you can put all the money into a jar and use it for something you do need or a special treat/outing.
Recently I did my kids clothes, they had so many and half were hardly being worn. So I cut everything down and put the excess in a box. After a few weeks what was still left in the box I got rid of as it wasn’t needed. I have found my washing has reduced due to them not having a large number of clothes. I tried to keep to the following:
- 5 tops
- 3-5 pairs of shorts
- 2-5 pairs of long pants (depending on season)
- 3 jumpers
- 3 leggings
- 3 sets of pjs
- 1-2 jeans/nicer outfits
- 3-4 dresses/skirts
Every child is different and what they use is different. Also look at the age of the child, my babies and toilet trainer have more clothes then my older child who is less likely to need to change his clothes during the day.
The same goes for the adults in the house. My lovely hubby had over 20 tops but only really wore about 5 of them so that was a big cull for him.