Day 61 – More Toys from the Basement

I’m still going through things in the basement and have found lots of toys to get rid of.  I think this little cloth bag with the arms and legs has been around since I was a teenager.  It’s been packed away for years and I didn’t miss it at all so I’m finally getting rid of it.  The rest is all just a bunch of junk. 18 more things gone!

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Day 60 Dancing Elmo and Some Leap Pad Books

I loved the Leap Pads and I’m sure that I still have a couple around but we always had a problem with them.  The books were never with the cartridges which were never with the Leap Pads.  I even had a few cool cases for the kids but for some reason, the parts were never together.

Things have been a little bit slow here in the picture department but I’m trying to keep up with it.  The stuff is coming out of the basement faster than I can count.  A lot has just been thrown away but that’s okay with me.  There’s still plenty left to count!  I was planning on having a free table last weekend but we got too busy with a marching band competition.  I’m hoping to do it this Saturday but we’ll see.  I’m not feeling so great tonight.

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Day 59 Buckets of Little Toys

I have lots and lots of buckets of toys and I’m getting rid of a bunch of them.  This one was full of books, movies, doll clothes, and little tiny toys.  I have lots of random parts too.  The fact that I’m getting rid of any of these is amazing!  What’s even more amazing is this isn’t it.  Lots more to come!

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Day 58 More Dolls Hiding in the Basement!

These dolls are not creepy dolls.  I actually like these dolls but for some reason they look really dirty, especially the Precious Moments doll.  That one was always one of my favorites but it has a bunch of stains on it.  I would’ve kept the Cabbage Patch Kid but I figured as long as I was getting rid of the others, that one might as well go too.  It has weird wirey hair anyways.

There’s a bunch of small toys that I’m getting rid of too.  It’s amazing how many times that I’ve gone through these things and decided to keep them.  This time, even seeing them in the picture doesn’t make me want to keep them.  I’m perfectly okay with getting rid of them,   I’m getting impatient with this process but I’m thankful it’s getting easier and I’m looking forward to having a manageable amount of stuff in my home.

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Day 57 The Empty Bottle and the Puzzle Tracks

Fun things here, especially the tracks!  NeoPets, empty baby bottle and a cute little chipmunk (or squirrel?) are all getting booted out.  The Dora view master is pretty fun and right in the middle is a Coco Hut from when we used to attempt to have hermit crabs.  We failed every time and after the third one we gave up.  There’s 3 things here that I have no idea what they are.  The red round thing and then the 2 clear plastic pieces.  The 2 clear things have something to do with needles for a sewing machine but that’s all I know.  There’s also a cute little doll jacket, a folding pair of binoculars, and a notebook.

The Fun Tracks

My favorite thing here are those tracks.  We used to have a couple sets and we would put them all together because they were like a puzzle.  They came with little wind up vehicles.  It was so much fun moving the pieces around and making different paths for the vehicles.  It was fun having them but I don’t know where any of the cars, trucks, or trains are now so they’re pretty useless.

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Day 56 Fun Little Toys and Trinkets

Hmmm… this is more stuff that has been sorted and sorted and kept before.  It’s all so cute.  I can’t believe I’m letting it go.  This one might be tough but someone else will be able to love this stuff.  Look at that adorable teddy bear!  That little toy truck is really cool too because it talks and little people come in and out of it when you push different spots on it.

I love the little blue animal on the right.  So cute! And who doesn’t love Grover?  I’m surprised that my daughter doesn’t love that horse but apparently it’s a Braatz doll horse and that’s just not her thing.  The pumpkin art was another tough one to let go but I have a picture of it now so I’m getting rid of it.

That’s it for this batch!

Day 55 Creepy Doll and Cute Minnie Mouse Earring Tree

Too bad I’m not a doll connoisseur.  Sometimes creepy dolls are worth money.  There’s two grandmas who always used to give one of the girls these creepy dolls.  They always told her that she should keep them because they would be worth money someday.  Of course, me being Mom, and her being a kid, I guess I was expected to make sure they were taken care of.  It might have been easier if either one of us actually liked the dolls even a little bit.

Creepy Doll on the Move

Over the years, I’ve packed and repacked them.  Moved them to this bedroom or that bedroom.  Took them to the basement and back upstairs again.  I even moved them to an apartment she lived in for a few short months after high school.  But now they’re back in my house again being moved from room to room again, sorted and resorted. I decided with this doll that I’m not going to feel guilty getting rid of them. She doesn’t want them.  I don’t want them either and they are taking up space.

(Honestly, this doll isn’t quite as creepy as a lot of the others but this one has some moldy spots on her dress which automatically puts her in the creepy category.)

The Minnie Mouse Avon Earring Tree

This earring tree is cute and from the early 90’s.  This brings back good memories but only a few. It doesn’t bring me joy and I’m never going to use it.  There’s really no reason to keep it.

About the most useful thing in this lot is the heart basket.  It even had stuff in it when I found it but I don’t have any place to put it right now.  I don’t like it enough to keep it around any longer.  Boy oh boy, this is getting easier by the day!!

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Day 54 One Lonely Mitten and Some Old Wallpaper

I can’t believe how easy it’s getting to get rid of 18 things every day.  I remember when I started and it took me a couple hours to get to 18.  Now I usually end up with close to double that in less than a half hour.  Maybe it’s because I’ve been down in the basement the last few days.

Look at that cute mitten!  I love those mittens but I have no idea where the other one is.  The green thing in the middle is a cut out of one of my kids’ hands.  It made an antler for a reindeer decoration.  Thankfully, the diary doesn’t have anything written in it and I still have some of that old wallpaper hanging in my kitchen.  I guess we kept it in case we ever needed to replace any of it but now it’s so old that I would just get new stuff.

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Day 51 Fun Things

The lone socks aren’t that much fun but most of the other stuff is.  I have cases for 2 Katamari games.  These were really fun games that I used to play all the time.  You’re a little guy who pushes around a sticky ball that picks everything up as it moves. You start out with little tiny things like paperclips, tacks, and pieces of gum.  The more you pick up, the bigger the ball gets. Eventually, as the levels progress, the ball gets big enough to pick up cows, horses, cars and buildings.  I think there’s even a level where you pick up stars and planets.  I have the game on my phone now so I don’t play these anymore.

Letting Go of More Toys

A few of the other things are the gang from the Clifford books, Mrs. ClausM & M, a Magic Treehouse book, and some little toy horses.  There is a lone glove too which also isn’t much fun.  That’s it for this batch of 18 things!

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