Finally, a real comment. Thank you, Bethany.
I haven’t been much of a minimalist lately. With Halloween around the corner and a young daughter, I felt the urge to decorate. There’s this need in me to create traditions, and I’ve always appreciated that my mother would take a bin from the basement at each holiday and decorate the house. Is it necessary? No – but I enjoy it, so decorate I will. I’ve done most of the inside decorations and hopefully in the next week or two we will start on the outside.
Back to simplifying and organizing: I have made some leaps and bounds in the last few weeks. I finally have a clothes system for G. All of her baby clothes have been sorted by size and put into plastic bins to keep in the basement and now I have a designated container in her closet for everything she outgrows so it’s easy to access and doesn’t end up like the mess I had to deal with before! It only took 2 years, but hey – baby steps.