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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Too much stuff

My day was spent spring cleaning.  Usually during spring cleaning you would raise the windows and let the house “air out” but today there was snow falling outside as I cleaned.  I have dusted and scrubbed and rearranged the clutter.  I say rearrange because if you do not throw items out or take them out of the house in some way you are just moving things from one place to another. Because we have limited storage space we have a catch-all shelf at the back door. It had run over into the floor.  Don’t judge, you have one too!  I tackled it today and when I started finding things I did not remember we had I realized that it was time.  It’s time to lose some weight. The load must be lightened. It’s time to give it to Goodwill! 

8 comments:

Jackie said...

Oh yes...I have such a shelf...in our garage. I am waiting for it to warm up some...and then tackle it...and know I will have a huge load for the Goodwill. Jackie http://familytrove.blogspot.com/

Nancy_Armenta said...

I have these cleaning expos often at my house. When my living area gets to be too cluttered, I get the urge to sort and throw out what I don't need. It really does feel good to through out a lot of stuff and have more space.

Linda at teacherdance said...

I am many years past you, & just had a completely 'clean-out' year last year, moved & had an estate sale with what I left behind. We had a lot of stuff, & I remember some of it fondly, but I also moved things I am fond of, so it's okay. I strongly advise cleaning out a little at a time. It was a tough year for me, but I am glad it's now behind me! Good luck!

Nanc said...

Sometimes I can't look, I just have to toss. I'm really a keeper and it is so hard on me to clean. xo ...love Goodwill

elle1955 said...

It feels so good when you do it. But inevitably I find that I need or want something in the pile of just-tossed.

Tara @ A Teaching Life said...

I am a big proponent of getting rid of stuff...but my husband is not.....so I have to make those Goodwill runs on the sly!

Chris said...

I had the spring cleaning bug today as well. Hope you're pleased with your work! I didn't get as far as I'd like, but there's always tomorrow!

Jaana said...

Spring break is almost here=purging time has arrived. I am sure Goodwill is going to be on my list in a few days.