The How: We kept eight because our sixth baby is due in December and she'll need a towel too.
Mostly we got rid of baby towels and hooded kids towels and instead kept the more versatile regular bath towels. The nicest of the extra towels were given away to people expecting babies, a few became rags.
The Verdict: We really don't miss the extra bath towels at all. I'm not sure why we ever had more towels than people. It's just another example to us of how not intentional we were being about the things we brought into our home. We want to be more mindful of what we need and not hoard things in our home that other people could be using!
And when we have overnight guests we can use beach towels as extras!
In other news: Today is day 100! For one hundred days now we've been purging, decluttering, simplifying and making greener choices. We've given away van loads of stuff, everything from knick-knacks and vases to furniture, kitchenwares, toys, books and clothes. Our home is so much more functional, comfortable, organized and easier to keep clean. But more importantly, we are more content than ever with what we have. Consistently giving away our possessions has brought us to a place where we can really see the difference between something we need and more clutter. We almost never need to shop, we aren't looking to the stuff in our home to provide us with a sense of comfort and security and community, and we're spending less and living more! Hooray! I am loving this year of less!
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