After birthdays and Christmas we get the influx of STUFF! It's fun until I realize we have to find places for the stuff, which means get rid of what we've got or have too much stuff. It always seems like no matter what I do in trying to simplify, we always have too much stuff!
My husband has a hard time putting things away and getting rid of things in general, so that doesn't help. We've been in this HUGE house with tons of storage for about 8 months and there is a good bit of clutter going on. Normally it doesn't bother me because I'm so busy with other things, but we have a whole room filled with boxes from our move and things that we don't use all the time. I would like to use it for sewing and things like that...but where to put all the other things? Then there's the boxes of out of season clothing and shoes for the kids, boxes of toys that are 'in rotation', the lack of any good storage for office things like papers, mail, all that stuff and the little random junky toys and trash that seem to be in every crack and crevice no matter how many times I've cleaned it! How does this happen?
So then I decide that I need to take some time to declutter and organize, then I have to find or buy storage containers and set aside the time to do it without children around. I end up getting way stressed.
So, I need a system that I can work at in small chunks...guess I'll have to brainstorm a bit. The whole working in a 'zone' each week in the house doesn't work for me- drags it out too much.