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Sunday, July 1, 2012

The Summer of 7: Wrap up on the second week of clothing

Our 7 days of purging clothing turned into 14 days of clothing after I found more boy clothing in the attic. 

At first I had a hard time giving up items of sentimental value.  Then I realized I still have the memories without the item so purging was much easier. 
All totaled- we purged a whopping 512 pieces of clothing in two weeks!  Wow, is an understatement.  I had no idea we had so much clothing for the boys!

Now- what do we do with all the clothing?  I e-mailed a couple moms who recently adopted their children.  I asked if they would be interested in some of the boys' clothing.  The Answer was YES!!  One mom said the clothing will be a huge blessing.  I am so glad we can bless families with our excess and we will lighten our load.

During this process I realized that I am storing up treasures in my closets... ugh.
Matthew 6:19-21(NIV)19 “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. 20 But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

Some changes we will be making - When I receive hand me down for the boys, I will not put it in a closet thinking I will "get to it later".  I will go through it and then pass on what we do not need.  We will be implementing my husband's rule- for every one clothing item received we will give away 2 pieces of clothing.    

This week begins  Possessions- Part 2- We will give away 7 items a day of (non-clothing) for a total of 49 items.   We'll see what we glean from this week.


mercychangedmom said...

I like the idea of getting rid if an item every time a new one comes in. 500+ pieces of clothes. Way to go!

Kim www.mercychangedmom.blogspot.com

Stephanie said...

What a blessing you are to those families! How awesome!!

Tracy B Niles said...

My husband and I love to take one / give one. The children not so much! :) But we still enforce the rule! that's a LOT of clothing! Can't wait to see what we come up with . We will be doing it for 30 days! yikes!