For the first week of October, I have focused on giving away clothing and shoes. I cleaned out the the kids dressers and closets and came away with three giant Ikea bags overflowing with clothes!!! WOW!! I was able to pass along an entire bag of those to a family at our church who has three girls!! Another bag went to another friend at church whose son is outgrowing everything!! I also cleaned out my own closet & dresser and filled 2 more Ikea bags with clothes and shoes!! All of the remaining clothing will be taken down to the people of Appalachia in December.
I didn't count but I'm sure we have removed well over 300 items of clothing from our dressers and closets. And our dressers and closets are still full!! With the weather getting colder and pulling out the winter clothes, I may need to sort through the clothing one more time before the end of the month. But for the next couple of weeks, I'll be focusing on reducing the rest of our possessions.