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Cleaning, Sorting, Trashing, Storing--Part 2

May 28th, 2007 at 10:41 pm

Boy, its been a long morning and early afternoon. We are getting much more brutal on what we are willing to trash at this point. I really had no idea we had so much stuff in boxes that absolutely has no reason to exist in our house. Old statements from beyond seven years ago, old check carbons, newspapers, magazines that will never be read again.

If it isn't Discover, Fine Gardening, Fine Cooking or Writer's Digest, it is out the door. I am even thinking about ditching the gardening one. And I ought to just write down or type up the recipes from the cooking one and ditch those, too. Except they also have cooking technique information that is quite useful so maybe not.

I don't think I ever really realized just how big the closets are in this house. They are enormous. And rapidly being depleted. I am running across doubles and triples of things that were bought because the first one got misplaced. That is the ultimate in wasteful spending. I cringe at it now. Before it was just a fact of life.

The thing that keeps going through my head is that in a year when we have built the new cedar shed and bring all the stuff back from storage that we have been putting in there now, will we go through this again? I mean the whole why did we save this, why didn't we get rid of this thing last time. I hope not. But maybe we will. Maybe it takes time of being away from you stuff to just realize how worthless it is and how you don't need it for anything. Something to think on.

2 Responses to “Cleaning, Sorting, Trashing, Storing--Part 2”

  1. homebody Says:

    Just be happy you are doing this while your kids are young. DH and I waited until the first two were gone and now like you said, we are being brutal when it comes to decluttering!

    Good for you!

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    It's time to think of decluttering as a seasonal or ongoing process. Whenever I come across something I don't need to keep, I trash, recycle or put in my donate bin. When the bin is full...I take it to Goodwill. I'm always on the lookout for these things. Now that spring is here, I've pulled all the long sleeve shirts from my girls closets that I know won't fit next year. It's always something.

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