Thursday, January 31, 2013

Khaki Pants

 Sorry about all the wrinkles.  I'm giving these pants away, so there is no desire to iron them!
Womens  Size 14M  Stretch Riders 

Happy Decluttering!

Wednesday, January 30, 2013


Sara Evans ~ born to fly

I used to listen to this cd a lot, but now it is just taking up space because I don't listen to it anymore.  I have moved on to different music.

Happy Decluttering!

Tuesday, January 29, 2013


I have been away from home all day today, so a hair elastic is all I could come up with to declutter.

Happy Decluttering!

Monday, January 28, 2013

Brain Quest

I noticed 2 of these Brain Quest decks in the game box.  They are both the same.  We'll keep one deck and give this one away.  These questions are great to have in the car or anywhere on the go to help use time wisely.  :-)

Happy Decluttering!

Friday, January 25, 2013

Fishing Vest

Noah had this observation when he recently put on his fishing vest..."It doesn't cover my shirt like it used to!"  It is sad, but true.  Noah (age 4) has outgrown this size small fishing vest.

Thursday, January 24, 2013


My favorite socks have holes in them. :-(  Wearing holey socks does not make me feel beautiful, so out they go.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

NOTHING to wear!

Kate (5) doesn't like any of her clothes!  She loves getting hand-me-downs, but then she only wears a few of them.  She is very picky about the way clothes fit and look.  This morning, she had NOTHING to wear even though her drawers are full of clothes.  She put on a pair of black pants this morning, but she complained that they were too tight.  I am weeding out her clothes now as she complains about them, so the black pants are going to a friend at church.  I'll have Kate down to 2 or 3 outfits in no time!

Happy Decluttering! 

Tuesday, January 22, 2013


Do you shy away from decluttering because you are afraid that you will need/want the decluttered item after it is gone?  That does happen, but less often than you think.  I got rid of our Harry Potter books years ago when I decided we didn't need to keep books that we could get at the library.  Well, now I have kids that want to read the Harry Potter books and I don't have easy access to them.  Is this the end of the world?  No, but it IS a pain in the behind when the library copy is already signed out!  Part of me regrets giving the books away and is thinking about buying them again, but the other part of me is saying be happy with less books and enjoy the access to many libraries that have wonderful books!  The kids can get hooked on a different book or series while they wait for an available copy of the 4th Harry Potter book.  We'll see which part of me wins.  :-)

I got rid of earrings today that didn't have a match.  I don't think I am going to regret that.

Happy Decluttering!  

Monday, January 21, 2013

Ice Skates

My kids & I went ice skating for the 1st time this season today.  As I looked through the ice skate box, I discovered a pair that should have been simplified at the end of last season.

I'm not sure what size they are, but I do know that Emily wore them last season.  I'm thinking they are a women's size 7 or 8.

Happy Decluttering!

Friday, January 18, 2013


If you went through your cupboards or refrigerator would you find food you didn't even know you had?  Do you have expired food hanging around? 

We have accumulated a lot of chips.  Opened chip bags that are brought home from my parents' house get forgotten as they are tucked away in a bucket.  I let the kids eat chips after school today to see which chips are still good.  We threw away one empty bag of Smartfood popcorn after the kids finished it off.  That was my decluttering for the day.  :-)

Happy Decluttering!

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Littlest Pet Shop

Lalaloopsy is in, so out with Littlest Pet Shop.  I have only found a frog to go with this shop, but I know we have more animals.  The hunt continues!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Goodbye favorite jeans

Eleanor was finally convinced this morning that she has outgrown her favorite jeans.  She outgrew them awhile ago. 
We got our money's worth out of these Old Navy size 7 Bootcut jeans.
It can be hard to let go of comfortable, broken in clothing, but when you are squeezing yourself into them, it is time to say goodbye.

Converting this jean material into something adorable is not one of my skills, but maybe it is one of yours.  You may also need a good pair of play jeans.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Knock Knock

Who's there?
Harriett who?
Harriett it up and open the door!

I found 2 copies of this joke book for kids as I was cleaning/organizing my kids' room today. One of them must go!

Declutter with me! Look around and find one thing to throw away or give away.

 Happy Decluttering!

Monday, January 14, 2013

Water bottles

I was looking for a water bottle for Zoe this morning and found 2 water bottles that are not being used.  The pink water bottle has a lost cover.  I bought the princess water bottle for Kate before school.  She used it for a few weeks, but then decided she didn't like it because it's hard to suck the water out of it. 

Declutter with me!  Look around for something that is not being used and get rid of it!

Happy Decluttering!

Friday, January 11, 2013

Nameless Toy

I don't have anything to give away today.  I found a useless toy in my bag/purse this morning, so I tossed it in the trash.  Out of sight, out of mind.  No one will miss it.  Getting rid of kids' toys can be tricky.  Often, I will go through the toys while my kids are away from home.  If my kids see me tossing something of theirs, they are immediately attracted to it and can't live without it...even if they haven't played with it for months.  One option is to hide the toy(s) and see if the toy is missed.  After a set amount of time, simplify the toy if it is not missed.  If your kids are like mine, they have plenty of other toys to play with!  A challenge for all of us with kids at home is to only have toys that are used often.  Separate the toys into 3 categories...used often, used sometimes & rarely used.  Weed out the rarely used toys & work your way to what is used most often.  This is something I need to work on myself!

Declutter with me!  What clutter did you get rid of today?

Happy Decluttering! 

Thursday, January 10, 2013


I am getting rid of this backpack that I bought in August because the main zipper broke.  I know myself well enough to know that I will never fix this backpack.  Therefore, it will never get used again here making it clutter.   It has wear and tear along the bottom.  I would not recommend this backpack, but if you can fix a zipper and your little girl really wants it, it is yours.

Declutter with me!  Do you have something that is broken that has become clutter?  Get rid of it today!

Happy Decluttering! 

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Summer Dress

Eleanor has many beautiful dresses that she just won't wear and I am done having them take up space in the closet. Leave a comment if you would like this cute dress! Declutter with me! What clutter are you getting rid of today? Happy Decluttering!

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Girls' Shirt

 This girls' shirt is a Lands' End brand and is a size 7-8.  In the picture below, you can see the pattern and a paint stain on one of the sleeves near the wrist that blends in with the pattern.
Leave a comment with your email if you can use this shirt.  It was a hand me down for Kate and she decided that she would never wear it.

Declutter with me!  Find one thing that you don't use and get rid of it!

Happy Decluttering!

Monday, January 07, 2013


These puppets need to find a little girl who will use them.  They are a tiny bit dirty, but still have a lot of use left in them.  However, they are just sitting in a box at our house.  Leave a comment with your email if you would like them!

Declutter with me!  What can you get rid of today that is not being used?  Do your kids have toys that are not being played with?

Happy Decluttering!

Friday, January 04, 2013

Weight Watchers Books & Calculator

Once upon a time I lost all of my pregnancy weight with Weight Watchers.  I am now trying to lose fat weight, but not with the Weight Watchers program.  I am following the Game On meal plan & Eating what is right for my blood type.  So, these Weight Watchers books & calculator are just clutter to me now.  Leave a comment if you would like me to send them to you for free!

Declutter with me!  What is hanging around your home that you do not use anymore?

Happy Decluttering!

Thursday, January 03, 2013

Jumper Dress

This cute navy blue size 7 jumper dress is just sitting in my girls' closet, so I'd love to give it away to a girl who will wear it.  :-)  It is a Faded Glory Brand & it is 100% polyester.

Leave a comment with your email address if you have a special girl who will wear this cute dress and I will enter you in a random drawing to receive it.

Declutter with me! I would love to see what you are decluttering today. Leave a link back to your blog, showing the item you are getting rid of today and I will enter your name into the drawing twice! Just let me know in your comment which link is yours.

Do you have something in your closet that is not being worn? Declutter it today!

Happy Decluttering! 

Wednesday, January 02, 2013


We received 2 sets of these Scholastic books before Christmas. They are 2nd grade level books.
The Sneaky Snow Fox
The Jacket I wear in the snow

We only need 1 set. So, I am giving this set away for free to someone who wants it & who will use it! Leave a comment with your email address & the usefulness of these books to you and I will enter you in a random drawing to receive them.

 Declutter with me! I would love to see what you are decluttering today. Leave a link back to your blog, showing the item you are getting rid of today and I will enter your name into the drawing twice! Just let me know in your comment which link is yours.

Do you have a duplicate of something that you don't need? Declutter it today!

Happy Decluttering!

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Christmas Stocking

I am in the process of changing my family blog into a decluttering blog, so be patient with me! You can go to to find my new family blog. Stick around here if you are ready to declutter!

A few years ago, we were given beautiful, handmade Christmas stockings.  We love them & we use them.  I held on to the Christmas stocking shown above because it has a rich red color, it is a good size (16" top to heel, 19" top to toe & 10" wide at the top - 7 1/2" wide just above the foot; toe to heel is 10") & it is soft.  However, we don't use it anymore.  It just sits in the box and is forgotten.

I am giving this Christmas stocking away for free to someone who wants it & who will use it!  Leave a comment with your email address & the usefulness of this stocking to you and I will enter you in a random drawing to receive it.

Declutter with me!  I would love to see what you are decluttering today.  Leave a link back to your blog, showing the item you are getting rid of today and I will enter your name into the drawing twice!  Just let me know in your comment which link is yours.

Do you have Christmas items that weren't used this year?  Is it time to get rid of them?
Happy Decluttering!