You might remember, we were inspired by Marie Kondo’s Netflix show in January and started a major overhaul of our house. I shared month 1 and month 2 earlier this year. This month we continued, focusing mostly on our office, the girls’ room, and the kitchen.
We have five children, and over the years we have collected quite a bit of stuff! Because we are a foster/adoptive family, sentimental items can be especially challenging because a few of our kids have items that were given to them by birth family or other people who are no longer in their lives and the kids can be very attached to those items. Obviously, we want to be sensitive to that. We do not ask them to part with those items. Although we have managed to clear a lot out of our home, I’m not sure we will ever be truly minimalist, and I’m ok with that. [Read more…]