It recently got to a point when I decided that enough is enough, (I think it may have been when the entire contents of the house were thrown on the floor in the earthquakes we have had and I had to tidy it all up). I have my head to store memories, I don't need things I will never use again, things I have never unpacked out of boxes after moving three times. If I haven't used it in 10 years, is it really important?
So I have started the major declutter job. Room by room I am getting rid of all the "stuff" that hasn't been used, toys that are no longer loved by the children and all of a sudden I can breathe again. The house looks tidier, the kids don't have so many things to leave lying around on the floor and when we open the cupboards, we don't have to brace ourselves to catch something falling out.
I had better get back to it, got a few things to get rid of while Chris isn't looking and the kids are sleeping!
PS, what do you think of the photos? Love the mess a natural disaster makes!
Another PS, Emily has just launched her own website at eight years old. You might want to take a look, it is very cute and she is very proud of it. So is her mother and father! emilybrownshortstories.com