My kids are two-ish and one-ish. When we moved from the east coast to the west over 4 years ago (woah!), I really started realizing how I wanted to own less, spend less, and feel less suffocated. Moving will definitely remind you of all the stuff you have that you really don’t need (and haven’t touched in years!).
As they grow and get older, I hope to teach my daughter and son that:
📌 You don’t need stuff to remind you of good memories and experiences
📌 Your brain functions better with less choices
📌 It’s good, helpful and kind to learn to let go and give something a second life; someone else will love it just as much as you
That doesn’t mean they don’t have toys, books, games, etc. I just take extra steps to limit what’s available to make it easier on them, their brains and our house, too.
It’s never “too late” to help teach your kids to let go, although as they get older it can be harder as they’re more aware and curious - you’ll just have to help them through the process. Even though my daughter is a tiny toddler, I let her know what I'm doing when I rotate toys, clean up and out, etc.
We’ll be talking about kids, gifts, shopping, upcoming holidays and all that fun stuff over the next few weeks - hope you’ll join me and let me know what you’re interested in seeing and what you need help with in your home!