It makes me happy for a few reasons:
less stuff...less mess
less stuff...less spending
less stuff...opportunities to live without having to deal with so much stuff
So, I'm definitely up for less to pick up, which equals more time to spend with each other. And if I don't want stuff, then I won't be spending much money...which equals, savings, vacation...hmm!
Last night I was coming up with some ideas and reading magazines in bed to get some inspiration. I had a teeny helper:
What I did earlier this year was go through each room and get rid of (by donating or giving to friends) anything we don't use. The boys' room only has books and a marble run. We have a linen closet that holds playsets.
The boys always play in the living room, so I put a basket by our armoire to hold random toys...you know that you have no idea what to do with, but the boys insist they need.
Then, I put two beautiful baskets under the coffee table with their two most played with toys. Cars and blocks.
I've been thinking, and I have a few more ways to get any clutter we have outta here. That's what I'm working on this month.