Maybe we need to make like Michelangelo - instead of looking around our homes and seeing all the clutter and confusion, perhaps we should pause and imagine how our home COULD be; how we would love it to be. And then simply chip away at the rest, removing what does not fit, until we are left with a place of peace and beauty.
Today I sorted out our box of computer-related cords, and also a box of games. I found 20 items to give away - 3 DVDs, 8 card packs, 1 set of dominos, 1 mouse, 1 webcam, 1 internet cord, 1 wireless internet booster, 1 set of cordless phone chargers, 1 temperature gauge, and 1 plastic kitchen container set.
When I sorted out the box of computer-related cords and stuff, I used a tip I'd seen recently to use toilet roll tubes to hold each individual cord. I placed them so both ends of the cords can be seen, making it quick to identify which one is wanted without lots of rummaging and messing things up. The before and after photos are below.
I have also moved 5 books and 1 video that were previously in the for sale pile to the give aways.
The weather has been absolutely foul, with very heavy rain, so I'm not currently able to put things out by the road. When it fines up, there will be lots of good stuff for people to pick from!