I've always been someone who is (overly) concerned with other people's feelings. Holding on to gifts from others for the sole reason of not hurting their feelings. Can anyone relate?
De-Clutter your home and mind challenge Day 1:
Find a gift you have been given that:
Find a new home for that gift. Don't feel guilty. Call or email the person who gave you the gift just to connect and say hello, or schedule a time to meet up for tea. They will appreciate the quality time spent together more than knowing their gift is holding space in your home.
DAY 1: Easy Bake Oven
This easy bake oven was given to my daughters at Christmas 4 years ago by one of my best friends.
The day they got it my oldest daughter dropped one of the plastic trays inside the oven where it got stuck. It stayed that way for 2 years (at the time we had 5 kids aged 1-6. 2 years was the standard timeline to get anything done). Eventually my husband took a screwdriver, opened it up and fixed it. They made cookies. They tasted great. Then the Easy Bake Oven got put back in the pantry where it has been for 2 more years. Taking up space.
Today I posted the easy bake oven on a local Buy & Sell site and it is sold! $5 in my pocket.
Here are some before, during and after Easy Bake Oven pictures of the pantry.
As a bonus to getting rid of this I realized there was all kinds of flour spilled at the back of the pantry. Now it's not only de-cluttered it is also clean!
Now time to connect with my friend who gave us this present and let her know how much I appreciate her.
Cindy Stewart is a mom of 5, wife, daughter and owner of Sunbeam Yoga. She is an RYT and has a passion for sharing yoga with children.