I hope you are all enjoying your Saturdays. Somebody in the universe should be able to relax and enjoy the weekend. Unlike those of us who have to spend the weekend on moving-related issues. Yesterday we tackled the Master bedroom, master bathroom and master closet for de-cluttering. That was a HUGE project. We got together two large contractor sized bags that needed to go to the Dumpster. Some of the treasures included:
- Receipts from every purchase we have made in the last year, cleverly hidden in every nook and cranny of the room so if we actually needed a receipt we could never find it
- So many ponytail holders that I now wonder why it is I can never find a ponytail holder when I need it
- At least a dozen bottles of shampoo that had only one wash's worth of soap left. They had obviously been replaced with other, better shampoos & then stored under the sink. Why I saved all of them is beyond me. Maybe for the Zombie Apocalypse?
- THREE round horsehair hairbrushes. I have no idea how they even got into my house because I NEVER EVER buy that kind of hairbrush. My hair is too thick to use them & they just get stuck in my hair & have to be cut out. Bizarre.
- Approximately eleven billion bobby pins. I found all of them with my bare feet.
We also got together a bunch of bags of clothes for Good Will. Some of it is stuff I should have donated the last time we moved, since I am pretty sure I haven't worn it in the last three years we've been living in Miami. And that's not because they are for cold weather ~ it's just because I don't like them anymore. An we de-cluttered all his old uniforms. He kept one full uniform for memories & the rest he gleefully tossed. They made a lot of bags themselves because of all the matching socks, boots, t-shirts, etc.
In addition to the master bedroom progress, we have de-cluttered and organized all our books, movies and video games. That was a lengthy process, but we made a ton of space and I am so much happier with what we have now and how easy it is to store. Well, except for the books. We went from having hundreds of overflow books that wouldn't fit on our 6"x12" book shelves to having less than one hundred books that wouldn't fit on our book shelves. There is probably more progress to be made there but it is very hard for me to part with books. This is a learned behavior from my parents, for sure. We also cleaned and de-cluttered the dining room which was barely visible under a giant pile of stuff we stored there while we decided what to do with it + all the shipping supplies for pumpkins and whatever else.
Here's the schedule for today:
- Organize and de-clutter the dreaded third bedroom aka the room where we put stuff when we have no idea what else to do with it, but we're not quite ready to get rid of it
- Move everything from the scraproom/office that is going with the movers into the third bedroom
- Stage what's left in the scraproom/office so that it will be easier to pack ourselves
- Put all items we are moving ourselves into the scraproom so we can close the doors and keep the movers and packers out of there
- De-clutter and organize the garage (this is not actually a very big task because our car still fits in the garage and we keep very little down there anyway ~ mostly just holiday decorations and stuff like that)
After all this fun and excitement, I think it will be time for dinner and lots and lots of drinks. LOTS OF DRINKS!
So much packing!