I just read this today and am eager to get started. But I feel like I have a number of questions that aren't really answered or addressed.
Like, what do I do with my kids' stuff? My daughter is 4, and never met an article of clothing, toy, or book she didn't like. My son is 1 1/2 and is too little to care. When I'm shopping for clothes for them (especially for him, since he doesn't care what he wears), I try to look for what gives me joy and I look forward to pulling out of their drawer every day. But do I need to make sure a pair of shorts that will be worn for 1 season resonates with my kid's soul? And what about the boxes in the basement of clothes for them to grow into, or clothes they've grown out of that may be worn by an (as yet hypothetical) sibling? And that's saying nothing of toys... can I try to sneak out the toys *I* hate that they never play with?
If I do this, will I have any clothes left? I have a sneaking suspicion I don't much like most of my wardrobe. I don't know if I want to devote the $ to buying new clothes once I get rid of 75% of mine. What about utilitarian clothes? A fair % of my maternity clothes are not thrilling, but same question as before, they'll only be worn for one season, can I just brazen it out? (I'm not pregnant, but may be in the future.)
How does this square with frugality? I have two winter coats. I don't like either of them. They were given to me and aren't my style. But they're perfectly serviceable. If I dump them, I'm forced to buy another. I can envision the coats I'd like to replace them with, but I'm not sure that's where I want to put $300.