I'm driving myself crazy being at home is starting to get to me. I am cleaning cupboards and closets. I even went and cleaned the attic. We don't have a lot up there but I felt the need to see what could go and what could stay. How do you know when it's time to get rid of something? My girls each had a tote full of beanies remember them? They have decided since they haven't seen them for the past 5 years they can finally get rid of them. So we are going to donate them to the Police Department so they can use them when they have a call that involves a child. Stuffed animals seem to make children feel better and the girls and I are just happy we could do something good with them. Jessica actually had 2 totes of beanies, 2 totes of Coke collectibles, and 2 more totes of dolls and misc. stuff. She went through them and actually got it all down to 1 tote! We will be donating things to the local Good Will and Vets. I have 2 totes of my own to deal with.
When we moved here I was a huge Boyd's collector. I had stuffed and resin. My other house was very country. I had wagons everywhere filled with bears, the cat's meow houses over every window and door way. I had the hearts in the windows with cute pictures and shelves everywhere. I loved my old house. I was so sad when I had to move. When we moved here I was excited because it was a much larger house with hardwood floors. After about 6 months I hated it. This is a very dusty area and my floors are not in the best of shape. We are renters so I am only going to invest so much into a home that isn't mine. It didn't take me long to downsize my collections. I still have a few stuffed Boyd's and a few wagons. They are all packed away because I got tired of dusting everything. I'm sure that's what's in my 2 totes. When I look at pictures of my old house I notice just how many things I have parted with over the years and how much my taste has changed. I often wonder if I hadn't of moved what my cute little rancher would look like now. Has your decorating changed much lately? What would you change if you could?