In an effort to get rid of the junk that occupies my home, I have begun cutting some of the excess. I started with the kids. Sorry, but they're still little and won't know the difference.
#1. I started with the toy boxes and baskets that are in almost every room throughout the house. Anything that is "baby" or broken was tossed in the trash. The little guy is almost 20 months - bye bye baby. Then I took the toys that I know they don't play with but are still in great shape and took pictures of them. I'm going to first try selling them on ebay. If they don't sell there, I'll bring them over to my local consignment shop to see if she'll take them to sell. Plus side of selling on ebay - I don't have to split the profit. Down side of selling on ebay - I have to ship the item. That means packaging the item up, prepping it for shipment and then giving it to the mailman.
#2. I went through the boys' book collection and tossed the torn books, books missing covers and ripped-off pages from books. Then I went through the stack of coloring books. The ones that were almost completely colored I junked. Ones that were falling apart, junked. Same thing with sticker books - ones that were missing most of the stickers or completely finished, out in the trash.
I actually made some headway. Baby steps actually, but at least I'm clearing out something. Before you know it, birthdays will be here and a new round of toys will be coming in to the house. Ugh!