...was the first day cleaning out my old house that I’ve been using to store all the nonsense that I don’t use. Finally. It has been sitting empty of human life for years.
I threw away 25 of those large industrial trash bags worth of useless items, donated 2 boxes of items, and kept 10 boxes of items. A total of 2 interior rooms and 1/2 of the garage was cleaned out in the first day. There are 6 rooms and 1/2 the garage left to clean. Tomorrow will be the second day in this project.
I will probably end up with about 50 boxes of “keep” items plus furniture. I will then sort the items in these 50 boxes again in order to eliminate another 50% of those items and organize them into what to move to my new house and what to put into a storage unit.
Once this project is done, I hope to be motivated to throw away 50% of the items in my new house to make room for what I will be transporting. I have suffered from hoarding tendencies (obviously) in the past and am working hard to remedy the situation and create a healthy living environment. 3 months ago
It is not too hard to get rid of 1 item a day and it I set aside an hour or two think how much I can be rid of:
365: Target Calendar (Why did I buy it).
364: Book-100 Must Read Science Fiction Novels.
363: Book-100 Must Read Crime Novels.
362: Book-100 Must Read Historical Novels.
I am on my way. YEAH! 5 months ago
How I did it: I set aside a day, put some great music on, grabbed some big bags and got sorting methodically - I went through my stuff drawer by drawer. I had one pile for the bin and another for the charity shop. My sister helped me make some decisions on some items (she's ruthless!) and this helped a lot. I also discovered some great memories whilst doing this! Read how I did it… 5 months ago
...a couple of old pairs of pants. 7 months ago
...a pair of pants that were too small & had a broken zipper… 8 months ago
I spent 3 hours yesterday, solely on 2 shelves in my bookshelf and 1/4 of my closet. I had to throw out a bunch of stuff from middle school! I can’t believe I used to think those old notebooks would be useful to keep. The things I kept I’m very reluctant about. Basically, I would like to cut down the things I own so that I can theoretically fit it all in my car to move out (realistically, I will probably leave some artwork/etc at home).
Now, I need to:
*finish cleaning out the closet
*sell old textbooks or donate them
*donate old clothes
*clean out basement (most daunting)
*organize art supplies for move
*get some boxes & packing tape 8 months ago
I’m planning to move & I have so much stuff! I don’t want to drive to Chicago more than once to move my things – so I need to get rid of a lot of crap. Especially since my art will probably take a lot of space. Here are my plans:
Week 1 (9/22-23) – Go through room & closet.
Week 2 (9/29-30) – Finish last week’s work, go through basement.
Week 3 will probably involve figuring out how to move my art… lol. 8 months ago
44. a few notebook pages that don’t serve me well
50. another book!
there was a few other randoms thrown but 50 was the goal. donated, given to friends and family.. done! 10 months ago
43. facewash 10 months ago