This week’s home organization project – if you’re new – hello! – as part of this year’s New Year’s Resolution, each week, we’re cleaning and sorting out a different area of our house. This is week #41 of the year long project and it’s getting easier to get rid of stuff.
For years I’ve kept all of the seasonal holiday decorations and artwork – well, they’re not really artwork but more school classroom projects – that my kids made when they were in elementary school. Kindergarten and first grade art adorned our windows and walls for each different season for years. Yesterday, I recycled it all.
Before you start thinking that I’m a mean mom, these things were looking pretty worn and tattered – sort of like the ratty-tatty pillowcases I mended up – and it was time. The kids are both in high school and I’ve saved plenty of their nice artwork – and decorated our home with it. Not every piece of artwork or classroom project is worth keeping, so into the recycling bin it went.