Monday, February 13, 2012

Cut Kid Clutter

My child's closet on a good day. 

If you have kids, you probably have kid clutter. 

As hard as I try to keep kid clutter at bay, it slowly creeps into my home time and again. At major holidays and birthdays the kid stuff strolls right in on a welcome mat. 

So, what is a busy mom or dad to do? Here are a few quick tips to help cut the kid clutter:
  1. Keep a box or bag at the ready for donations. 
  2. Periodically go through toys and books to see if there are any items you can add to the donation box.
  3. Separate clothing that does not properly fit your child into the donation box or a bin for the next child. 
  4. Whenever the chance arises (see below) let go of excess. 
Here is a great chance to donate your abundance while helping others in our community. 

The Lambs Preschool at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Chelsea, Michigan is collecting donations for their Mom's Sale to be held on Saturday, March 3, 2012 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 1515 South Main Street in Chelsea, Michigan (next to McDonald's near I94). There is no admission fee and strollers are welcome. All items for sale come from donations. 

Gently used clothing, toys, books, games and maternity items will be accepted Sunday, February 26, 2012 through Thursday, March 1, 2012 by appointment (call 734-475-7338 and leave a message). You can also drop items off at the church without an appointment on Friday, March 2, 2012 from 12 noon to 2:30 p.m. 

All proceeds from this sale will benefit the preschool. Any unsold items will in turn be donated to Faith in Action or the Salvation Army

Carolyn Anderson-Fermann is a public speaker, organizing expert and founder of Simply Organized Life. On Friday, March 2, 2012 Carolyn will be presenting "Secrets of a Simply Organized Life" with Ann Arbor Rec & Ed. There is a $25 fee for this public event. Register with Ann Arbor Rec & Ed. 

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