The List of House Goals for 2018

I’m very anxious to finish up this house.  It’s far from being done but I only have a few minutes here and there to work on it so it’s taking forever.  In the meantime, the list keeps getting longer and longer.

Outside

Front yard needs a lot of work. Everyone has been throwing things into a utility trailer and we need to go through it.  It’s so full right now that there’s a bike sticking out over the top of the sides.  It makes the yard look like a junk yard.

Front Porch

I want to take everything off the front porch and start over.  I would like to see it as a clean slate.  This is the main project for this year but it’s also a summer project so I won’t be starting on it for awhile.

Living Room

Christmas tree needs to come down.  Lots more decluttering.  Desk project – my son is making a desk but we’ve been disagreeing on the height that it should be for about a year now.  If we ever agree, he’ll finish it up.

More decluttering

Finishing touches, like replacing molding by the doorways.

Hang pics on walls

Kitchen

I would like to start over in here too but I need to get some more decluttering done first. I have a wall that I can hang all of my pots and pans on but they aren’t even close to fitting.  I’d like to get the majority of them to fit.

Bathroom

Needs an actual remodel.  This year.  Just need to save up more money.

Hallway

Carpet needs to come out but I was hoping to wait until the bathroom was finished.  I’m still debating on whether or not I will get started or wait.  I have enough to do besides this so if I don’t get to it, it’s okay.  However, the carpet is really ugly and worn out.  It’s gross.

Upstairs

The storage room is the biggie up here.  With the kids moving around, this room has been filling up again.  It needs a lot of work but it’s my current project.  I’d like to finish it in the next couple of weeks.

Bedroom

Go through more clothes.  I have severe thyroid problems so I gain and lose a lot of weight often.  I need to get rid of all the clothes that I’m not crazy about.

Attic room

Decluttering.  This room was the stash and dash room for awhile so it’s stuffed full.  It also has a lot of my son’s things in it.  Since he has a house now, I might pack some of it up and take it to him.

Garage

Major decluttering necessary.  The garage is one of those areas that ends up being a catch all.  There’s way too much random stuff in here and when the door is open, it screams “Hoarders live here”.

Basement

Major decluttering.  This is probably the very worst area of the house right now.  It needs a lot of work but I hate being down there so I always procrastinate on it.

The Whole House

The whole entire house still needs general decluttering.

 

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 46 Christmas is Coming so Fast

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!

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Day 45 Hanging On To Kids Clothes

I’m not sure why sometimes 18 things seems like so many and sometimes it’s nothing but I’m always happy when they add up quickly.  I’d like to say that it’s always easier now but it’s not really.  Most of these clothes have survived multiple rounds of decluttering efforts and I’m finally getting rid of them.  They don’t fit anyone here.

Last time around, my daughter said she wanted the light pink gloves but it’s 2 winters later and she still hasn’t worn them once.  She doesn’t like pink.  So they’re finally going into the get rid of pile.

Those papers in the plastic bag are cake decorating instructions.  I’ve been using frosting tips since I was a little kid so why in the world would I keep that?  It came with a set that I bought so that’s probably why but I don’t need them.  Maybe someone else could use them.

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Day 42 The Socks

SOCKS!!! Just when I start thinking that I’m never going to get past all the papers, out pops more socks!  There’s definitely too many socks! It’s like a bad dream.  Everywhere I turn there’s more.  And I’m not sure which is more boring: the socks or the papers.

I asked my son if he wanted some of the black ones because occasionally he needs to dress up.  He said yes and then promptly set them down next to himself on the couch.  When he left, he didn’t take them.  So guess where they are.  They are in the garbage with the rest of these.

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Day 39 The Never-ending Mound of Papers

August is turning out to be the paper month apparently!!  Unfortunately, there’s lots more!  What?!?!  I don’t have a paper problem.  I’m great at getting rid of paper.  I’m actually really surprised at all this paper clutter.  I thought I tamed this monster years ago.  The worst thing is that they’re so boring!

Now that I’ve gone through most of the mountain that had piled up on the other couch, I was able to peek behind it yesterday.  I put a lot of stuff back there at Christmas last year and haven’t touched it since.  But when I peeked, I saw at least 2 big bags of papers back there.  I’m dreading pulling them out because I’m really getting sick of going through papers.  Maybe I’ll save them for last!

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Day 37 Papers and a Peppermint

More papers.  Whatever happened to everyone going paperless?  Some of these papers are from our county fair stall decorations.  I told the kids to throw everything away but apparently they just couldn’t do it.  So now I’ll be throwing them away.

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