It feels like ages since I last wrote one of these posts – I remember the good old days when #LivingArrows posts were a weekly thing and whilst it was great to record regular memories, it’s a whole lot easier now that it is a monthly affair.
Having watched far too many episodes of Stacey Solomon’s ‘Sort Your Life Out‘, we are currently in the midst of a mass clear-out which has involved going through each and every drawer, cupboard, nook, and cranny around the house and sorting things to go to charity or the tip. Whilst clearing the clutter is massively satisfying it’s also been one heck of a trip down memory lane, especially so for the kids as they’ve found toys, games, and ultimately memories from years back. I won’t lie – it’s been emotional for us all including Paul and I who’ve realised just how fast our little ones are growing up.
Gone are the days of Bob the Builder, Spiderman, Fireman Sam, Meccano, Peppa Pig, Frozen, and Barbie. These days it’s all about clothes, makeup, cosmetics, and of course – technology. Thankfully the kids have held onto a few of their favoured figures along with their beloved board games, jigsaws, and Lego which I would most likely have prohibited being given away anyhow as they are classics.
I’m yet to tackle the attic which continues to play on my mind. I know it’s not going to be an easy job and I still need to order a stack of plastic storage tubs and labels to deal with the task in hand. At some point I’m hoping to bring EVERYTHING (a whole lifetime of clutter) down and go through it bit by bit, hopefully getting rid of anything we don’t need and then boxing it all back up in some sort of order.
The fancy dress drawers, which were once plentiful and heaving with outfits, have now been whittled down to a single box and the kids have selected their outfits for Halloween with little fuss. E opted to be a witch, an easy option in our household given that our wardrobes are brimming with black, and J has opted for a green and purple combination with a top hat for added spooky-neon-style.
Here’s hoping that the weather holds out for Halloween and that we can have a wander around the area without getting wet or blown away by the wind.