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Friday, March 16, 2012

Spring Cleaning Decluttering Challenge: Update #2


I wanted to get this post written up earlier today, but I had a bit of a mishap this morning.  While carrying my 35 lb Boston Terrier, I tripped while climbing over a baby gate.  Me, the dog and the gate went toppling over and hit the floor.  The way I landed, I'm really surprised I didn't break any bones, but I sure was sore and my leg a bit swollen. 

I spent most of the day with my leg propped up trying to keep the swelling down!  After getting Grace down for a nap, I decided that I'd better get some cleaning done, because I know that tomorrow I will feel much worse and be pretty much useless around the house! 

So, both my body and my pride are hurting right now and as soon as I'm finished with this post, I'll be heading to bed with a heating pad! 

Here's Update #2 of my Spring Cleaning Decluttering Challenge! 

Last week, I boxed up another 100 items to donate to the local thrift shop!  Although, we had a very busy schedule last weekend so the box is still in the garage waiting to be packed into the truck to be dropped off along with the stuff from this week.  I'm not quite finished packing up that box, but more on that in next week's update! 



I will admit, that it's getting more difficult to part with things.  I find it much easier to spend an hour or two in the basement sorting through boxes and piles of clutter and gathering my donation items all at once. 

I noticed that if I grab a few items here and there and place them into the box throughout the week, that I second-guess myself.  I'll notice something in the donate pile and wonder if I really want to get rid of it.  Like a true hoarder, I try to convince myself that I'll need it some day.  Yeah, that's why it's been un-used and un-wanted for the past 4 years.

Last week, I worked on my sale listings utilizing the local ONLINE yard sale groups on Facebook.  I've been doing really gathering some of Grace's outgrown clothing and selling them to other moms.  This will help me pay for Grace's spring/summer wardrobe. 

The tricky part to these online sales is to not spend more than you are earning!  :)  Right now, I'm about breaking even!  More about that on another post! 

I hope you are all having a great week! 

Leave a comment and let me know what you are doing to declutter your home this spring! 




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