Tomorrow is my garage sale. I can’t believe I actually managed to sort through almost everything I planned to and collect things to sell. I have almost finished with assigning prices to everything. Now hopefully people will show up and buy things!
Since I was in decluttering mode, I took a look at my stack of homeschool “records”. I put records in quotes because these are not required records, but instead, every workbook that my children have completed, filed according to the year it was completed. I knew that I didn’t need to keep all those so I opened the boxes to start purging them.
But then I couldn’t. I think I was partly depressed by seeing how much more we used to get accomplished. I also unintentionally compared my older 2 children’s K, 1st and 2nd grade accomplishments to my 3rd child’s. There really wasn’t much to compare. I was reminded that we used to do great lapbooks. Oops. We haven’t done any for a while. I closed the boxes up and went and asked for encouragement from some Homeschool Crew Friends.
My friends reminded me what I already knew, that I didn’t need to keep all that stuff. A few suggested that I save some pages from each workbook as a record. So, that’s what I did. And here’s what I’ve got to dispose of!