My house is one big mess huhu. Day in & day out this is the kalat that has greeted me for the past month or so.
The kids just have TOO MANY THINGS. We had 2 garage sales already for the past 2 alternating weekends and yet the amount of stuff left is still as big a pile as when we started. So I think a take 3 (and even 4) is in order. Grabe!
We have already given away so many clothes & shoes to our staff & helpers and there is still a mound to consider. Yung mga bumibili naman ang sakit sa dibdib makatawad.
Barely used branded shirts (topman, topshop, zara, etc) priced at 150/200. Ang tawad 50 pesos. Manang/Manong, kahit sa ukay ukay ho wala namang ganyang presyo.
I have to set a rule for the kids. No more mega shopping even at 80% off! Ay, erase erase, sayang naman. Sige pwede na nga pag 80%. If 20% and below
deal or no deal. Ubusin muna ang paninda ko so I can close shop! :P
How to declutter:
1.) Find a decluttering schedule that works for you. No matter how little time you have, you’ll be able to find a decluttering schedule that works for you. Then start small. Focus on one room at a time and work your way to the next one until you have decluttered every room you planned on decluttering.
2.) Enlist the help of others. Decluttering will be much more fun and manageable if you enlist the help of others, you may have helpful friends or relatives who want to spend time with you. Working with others to declutter your space will make the time pass by much faster, and will make the entire process more enjoyable. Pakainin mo nalang pagtapos. McDo pag konting kalat lang. Sofitel pag 3-days worth of kalat! :P
3.) Get rid of easy targets first. Start the process by getting rid of some easy superficial targets. Before you get serious and take it one room at a time, you’ll feel better if you’re instantly able to get rid of a few items that are crowding your life. Just get a big trash bag and fill it with old papers, old shoes you haven’t worn in years, empty shampoo bottles, old mail, and anything else that’s in plain sight & are destined for the trash. This will cut your clutter by at least 20%.
4.) Decide what to keep. Keep the items that you use on a regular basis which you wear, cook with, or use for other household tasks. You should keep anything you’ve used in the last year. Decide what to sell. The point is to get rid of anything & everything you no longer use. If you have an item that you haven’t used in a year, have completely forgotten about, or can’t even image what you’ll need it for ever again, then it’s time to toss it.
Simplify. Mahirap, pero dapat.
Meanwhile, along with the accumulating clutter are the piling junk food in the house now that the 2 bigger kids are bumming ’til August! :P
I like that their classes start in August instead of the monsoon season. Less worry for mommah with the baha & bagyo. It’s been raining lately have you noticed? Too bad my Lovey has a different summer sked. But we’ll make it work. We always do. ;)