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One of Commuter Girl’s new favorite games is hide and seek. Granted, she always hides behind the same bush in the yard, and she stands to the side so she can see you “looking” for her. But she squeals with delight when you find her at last.

She has a lot of hiding places in the house. No, not in closets or behind doors. Not rolled up in the curtains or under the desk. She can hide in the middle of our living room. In just about any spot in her room. It isn’t even a challenge to find a hiding place in the family room. Why? Because we have so much STUFF! How in earth did we end up with so many stuffed animals? We need to read a new book every day for the next 6 months to get through her library.There are enough puzzles to share with her entire toddler room… and each toddler could have two. We have more random trinkets that are stuffed in bags than I can count. Oh, and bags… she must have 12 tote bags in a variety of sizes. Don’t even get me started on the clothes!

So, spring cleaning is in order. I hate to throw any of it away, so I’ve found a great consignment store and I think I might try I would have a yard sale, but who has time?!?

I am implementing a new rule based on Negative Crap Flow. If something new comes into the house…two things must leave – and they must be of equal or greater size than the new item.

Wish me luck.If I don’t show up for work on Monday, you’ll know why… I’m buried under a pile of stuff.


  1. Anonymous May 1, 2008 at 8:06 pm

    What a great idea — using I just looked it up in my area and over 2,000 people are subscribed in just my town. I’ve just requested membership and hope to get rid of some of my stuff without going to the landfill.

  2. kids toys June 21, 2013 at 9:47 am

    Girls are also like dolls and games, soft toys, crib&cod mobile, board games, puzzle games.

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