Lots of things. At least the weather was nice so I was able to go through this all outside.
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!
Recently, I got one of those multi-size lids so I only need that one. I don’t need all of these that have been in my basement for years untouched. There’s also computer sides and a beach bag that was packed at least 12 years ago.
TIME FOR THE COUNT!!
I’m on day 50 of my 115 (or was it 120?) day challenge of getting rid of 18 things per day. I’m aiming for 2018 things before 2018. For this challenge, I’m at 900 things that I’ve gotten rid of!
That makes my GRAND TOTAL since I started this decluttering effort 3,869 things that I never have to pick up again!!
I can’t wait until I reach 5.000. I knew there was way too much in this house but I never imaged there were that many things. 10,000 things is a very realistic goal.
I have stuff pulled out of everywhere right now. My living room looks like a tornado went through it. Thank goodness it didn’t. My basement has bags and boxes waiting to come up. My kitchen is still torn apart from the broken pipe.
Once everything is either put away or taken out of the house, I think it’s going to feel a lot less cluttered. But right now, it’s hard to move around at all. It’s more like an Olympic sport trying to climb over everything to get from room to room. Even finding a little spot to take my pics is getting hard.
I hope I can pull it all together once and for all! Soon! Like, before Christmas. I have a busy next couple of weeks though so it’s going to be hard but I’ll keep working away at it. I’m glad it’s a short week at work.
I have a really hard time letting go of the kids’ toys but things are moving along fine. My mindset is finally changing. I can’t let in the new until I let go of some of the old. I’m not going all Rambo and getting rid of all of them but there’s a lot that I’ve been hanging on to that I don’t need or necessarily want to keep anymore. It’s all just taking up space.
You know I’m serious when I get rid of something from The Milwaukee Wave. I have so many good memories of watching the soccer games with my kids and hanging out for awhile after them. Those were some of the greatest years we ever had. We had so much fun and I miss doing that stuff.
The rest of these things are just little putzy things. I should probably keep the magnet doll thing because I think it might have been a grandma’s or something but I’m letting it go. I’m working really hard and am more determined than I’ve ever been to get this stuff out.
I know that baby steps will get it done but bigger steps will get it done faster and that’s what I need right now.
I took one of the kids to see Spider-Man tonight (good movie by the way!) and sometime during the movie, I got a text from home. A PIPE BROKE. Those are horrible words to hear when you know that a hoarder spends most of their time in the basement. I couldn’t deal with it tonight and I have to work tomorrow but as soon as I get home, that’s where I’ll be headed. I guess I’ll get lots of my challenge days done at once! Oh well, it’s good timing because I was just about caught up anyways.
I’ll update this more tomorrow when I’m able to assess the damage.
It’s kind of nice that this is another pile that seems like a lot of things! (Probably because they’re not all papers!) There’s only one thing here that I had to really think about. It was the gift card tin. Goofy, right? But it’s totally re-usable and Christmas is only a few short months away. At Christmas time, I won’t be able to find it anyways.
The Qixels are brand new. I thought the kids might like them but they’re not playing with them. I could use it for a Secret Santa gift at work in a few short months but again, I probably won’t be able to find it when I need it. The little tiny gift bag is cute too but I don’t need it right now. I feel a little bit like I’m cheating with the jeans because I think they may have been counted already. Even if I did, they didn’t make it out of the house the first time so I’m counting them again. It’s only 3 things so I’m not going to worry about it too much!