Deal with it or throw it away? My answer lately has been throw it away. I’ve been so busy that I don’t want to have think about all this stuff. My living room is just about back to how it was before my daughter moved back home and I love being in there!! There’s a few more things that I still want to finish but it’s so nice!
I don’t mind loading the dishwasher but I hate unloading it. I save that job for the kids but they don’t care for it much either. We all agreed that the hardest thing about unloading the dishwasher is finding a place to put the clean dishes. They weren’t fitting in the cabinets! It’s getting easier now since I got rid of lots this week!
My daughter moved out and told me that she needed kitchen stuff. I had no problem helping her out! In one day, I was able to fill up a huge bucket of stuff for her. It was so easy and she couldn’t believe how much I was giving her. I was shocked myself and I hope I don’t regret giving so much away. I don’t think I will. There’s still plenty of things in there.
Another Santa hat and some worn out boots, a pitcher, dried up paint and a candle. There’s also a couple little flower pot and a weather thing. There’s a couple other things too that make it 18 for the day.
I think that I decided that I need to get to day 112 by the end of the year. That will make 2018 things. It’s going to be more than that by the end of the year but I’ll change it up once I meet that goal. I’m over half way there and it’s getting super easy now. I got rid of a lot more today but I will post those over the next few days.
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!
I’ve been at a standstill for a few weeks now. Nothing more than a lack of time to work on clearing the clutter. The storage room, that was transformed back into a bedroom, is now back to being a storage room. I’m so excited!! The best thing is that once my daughter got all of her stuff out of there, there was a lot less stuff in there than I was thinking there was. Plenty of room to put the pile of stuff that’s been growing in the living room.
I know that’s a bad idea but it feels so good to have all the extra stuff out of my living room again. It’s wonderful. I would feel guilty about it except like I said, there really wasn’t too much in there after my daughter got her stuff out. That means that I’ve been making actual progress!! Real Progress! Yay!!
Yes, there is still so much stuff in here but it’s back under control again. I’ll start posting again soon. Hopefully by tomorrow!
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.
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!
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.
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.