November 17, 2011

just keep cleaning

Been busy cleaning and de-junking the house and storages. Again.
I have been ruthless!  A friend was raising money for her marathon with a garage sale so I called her up asking if she needed donations. Of course she could take it... and should she bring a trailer? OH YEAH! BRING A TRAILER!!! We filled her van and trailer right on up. It felt so GOOD! I had more but she didn't have room :)

Yesterday I cleaned my son's room and I tackled his toy hoard box. Out with the broken and missing part toys. We started with a giant rubbermaid container and a medium size one.  Once he got the idea that toys were going to those less fortunate he was VERY willing to help! I'm very very very proud to say we are down to ONLY the medium size box of toys/matchbox cars/toy guns and his train table I made him for under his bed!  WOOT!

I then hit the girls' rooms for out grown summer clothes. That resulted in another medium size box overflowing in clothes from just my younger daughter!  We were even able to sort winter clothes and get them put her room. HAPPY DANCE! I still need to go through oldest daughter's room for stuff to purge. I just sorted some of her's things as they came out of the laundry.

I am trying to balance my new found love of de-junking with my "what if we need this again?!" and "we've had that forever but never used it and what if the giver of it shows up and asks about it?" fears. I also don't want the house to look sterile or leave nothing sentimental for the kids to enjoy. That is a bit hard for me as I'm not sentimental about things. Yes, it reminds me of that person/time in life but it is either useful or not... and if NOT then it is taking up space and time to clean. And I hate cleaning!
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