I started the box a week challenge several months ago, and finally found something that works for a gal like me...someone who doesn't have a full day to herself that can be dedicated to de-cluttering and organizing. This works because it isn't overwhelming!
All this de-cluttering/organizing has had a great impact on my family. We've had conversations about how much we have, and how others do not. We've talked a lot about the difference between wants and needs. My kids have gotten on board and have filled boxes to donate too. They go with us to donate toys and clothes. I like it that they physically are involved...and that we don't just talk about it.
I noticed the difference in my older kids when I heard them making their Christmas lists and talking about how they wanted two or three things...because they knew they were blessed and didn't need more stuff to be happier. Can I get an amen?
Less stuff = less to clean up/pick up.
Less stuff to pick up = more playtime.
Less stuff = more fun.
What I do every week:
~grab a box
~fill it with stuff to donate or sell
~one box per week has turned into three or more
~drive the boxes to my local shelter and/or Goodwill
"Simplicity is making the journey of this life
with just baggage enough."