It's amazing how much "stuff" enters our house all the time, even when we're consciously trying not to accumulate any more of it. Add kids to the mix, and you've got a lot more. We've taken to keeping a bag at the ready for donations at all times.
We don't have much storage space in our home so we try to edit the things that enter our home very carefully. Even if it's a gift or a free item my husband just had to bring home (thanks), we are happy to toss it in the thrift store bag if it's neither useful or nice to look at.
Do you have a system for donating?
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