Feeling a Thousand Pounds Lighter

Why? Because yesterday I finally, finally, FINALLY got to take the ginormous pile of stuff left over from my yard sale in June to Goodwill, along with all the other don’t-need-it-anymore crap that I had added to the pile. It had been sitting in front of my fireplace for four months, growing steadily. It filled Michael’s entire car, so while it probably wasn’t actually a half-ton of stuff, I am talking a pretty serious amount of junk. So, yeah for me!

Today I am supposed to be baking cookies for my party tomorrow, but I’ve been distracted by cleaning out my cabinets and refrigerator. I filled one of those huge black trash bags with almost-empty boxes of stale crackers and chips, expired condiments, and other ancient foodstuffs. I think this is why I usually move every 18 months or so — to force myself to empty out all the expired items in the kitchen. But since I really like this apartment, I have to schedule the moving-related projects into my regular cleaning scheme, it seems.

And such is the glamour that is my stay-at-home vacation. Believe it or not, I am really enjoying getting everything cleaned an organized at last. I am not sure how it all went so off the rails, but I am getting everything righted again at last.

6 thoughts on “Feeling a Thousand Pounds Lighter

  1. Mom October 25, 2007 / 4:13 pm

    HORRAY FOR YOU!!! Remember how you used to always start clearning your room with the pencil drawer in your desk when you were a little girl? Sorry, that just popped into my head 🙂 Organizing — and chucking — is soooo rewarding! Sit back tonight & have a glass of wine and admire it!

  2. randomduck October 25, 2007 / 5:11 pm

    We have a growing pile of stuff to take to Goodwill, and someday soon we’ll get around to taking it there.

  3. Shannon October 25, 2007 / 6:01 pm

    Are you available for basements?

  4. Mom October 25, 2007 / 8:19 pm

    Shannon – – basements “need” to get flooded periodically — then it’s EASY — trash, trash, trash (no decisions) — albeit a ton ‘o work !!

  5. Shannon October 26, 2007 / 8:50 am

    Oh we’ve been flooded alright…just not enough to warrant a mass trashing fortunately or unfortunately. 🙂

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