A-Z Challenge: Decluttering Dilemma

a-to-z-letters-dFor some reason, I thought it would be a good idea to participate in the Blogging from A to Z Challenge. If you want to see the other 1,800+(!) blogs, check  out the list here.

Decluttering Dilemma

I wrote last week about my decluttering mission.  My dilemma is that I am perfectionist, which as we all know, doesn’t mean that I do everything perfectly. No, what this means is that I rarely get anything done because I’m so concerned with doing it perfectly. *sigh* There are a lot of things to get rid of, and I don’t have a problem getting rid of things. I do have a problem doing a little at a time. My brain tries to tell me that I have to drop everything and get all these boxes out of here! And I was able to take a couple days last week and just unpack boxes. But the reality is that on most days, I need to work, feed kids, spend time with kids, and have a little downtime. So the unpacking will have to be done a little at a time. One box a day, perhaps. Maybe not even that much on some days. I struggle to get past this “all or nothing” mentality.

Since my last update, I have gotten rid of a jogging stroller and another smaller stroller, and nine books have gone to Paperbackswap users. I have 25 books currently in giveaways on my blogs.

While I’m working on this perfectionism, here’s a little tip for you. Not really decluttering as it applies to what I’m doing, but it will help with your coat closet and enable your little ones to “help out” by hanging up their own jackets.

Use a tension rod to "kid-size" your coat closet.

Use a tension rod to “kid-size” your coat closet.