Sunday, January 13, 2008

And it begins. **Edited**

Edits: Added in Red, Taken in Blue

Well it's been 2 weeks since my last post. The start of 2008 has been hard on us. I've had 2 flu's and a cold since the new year. The girls both had the stomach flu and have a cold as well. Rod thus far has managed to only catch the cold, but his is worse than ours. Thankfully Rod was able to stay home a couple days when I was at my worst. I don't get sick very often so this has been an interesting start of the year for me. I wonder what the rest of 2008 will hold?

Between the Christmas craziness(including lots of new things) and being sick the state of our house has suffered. There is stuff everywhere, I can't even think in here anymore. So, as the title implies, THE EXODUS OF STUFF HAS BEGUN!!! I can't, just can't, concentrate on anything else until this house is tidy, clear of excess, and organized. I can't stand not being able to find things because they don't have a home. We have been thinking about moving, about finding a bigger space, and although I think eventually we will have to do that right now I need to concentrate on the space we have. I just know that if we move now that we will just take all our clutter with us and be able to fill up all the "extra" space right away. First things first, take care of the space we have. It turns out the landlords aren't selling the house anymore so we don't have that to worry about.

So to start off with, I have a few things to give away:

A disco ball(yes we have a full size disco ball)
A full set of China (it was given to me and I do like it but we never use it and want to use the room for stuff we use)
An electric hand mixer (we have 2)
A couple boxes of wine bottles for making wine(not refundable types)
A small Japanese rock garden(Taken), you know with sand, figurines, small rake. Although I'm not to sure how much sand is left because we have a small child who loves to "play" in it.
A Knife block with assorted knives(again we had 2)
A Wine chilling bucket, stainless steel
A Slurpee Thermos mug, because we all need to keep slurpees cold
A 4 cup glass measuring Cup, Fire-King(Anchor Hocking)
A white ceramic casserole dish, I have too many this size
Oversize Purple mug & saucer, really like it but never use it

So if anyone is interested let me know. Otherwise I think I'll donate it somewhere, I was thinking freecycle but I'm leary of having people come here to pick things up. Maybe I could just leave stuff upstairs on the front steps. Don't know.

There will be more to come, and I know it's going to be painful to let things g0(we are such pack rats) but it HAS to happen. So here's to getting rid of the cluttler in 2008. I read somewhere someone was trying to get rid of 2008 things from their house in 2008. I wonder if I could hit that? We'll find out.


Nicole said...

James is kind of interested in the japanese rock garden
i kind of want the disco ball, but james said i couldn't have it ; ;
but i'm such a packrat too

Michelle said...

K, I'll keep the rock garden for James and the disco ball for you ;). Just kidding, let me know if you(James) changes his mind. I'll probably freecycle it in a few days.

Nicole said...

okay, if i can be greedy i'll take the 4 cup measuring cup too

Bridget said...

I'm glad you guys are on the up and up, it's no fun with an entire family being sick. I think that's a great start for the new year, out with the old you know :o). Something I should be doing but I usually make room and fill it with the new.

Little Bitsys said...

wow, a disco ball? full size? I'm thinking you need to keep that! hehe

Miss-buggy said...

no, she doesn't need to keep the disco ball. Lol. Michelle, have you thought of trying to sell some on craigslist? You would be surprised what people would pay for things. The disco ball may be a hit. If you freecycle you can put it outside on the curb. Good luck with purging. I need to get rid of toys. That is done when he is sleeping. LOL.

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Susan Kirchmayer said...

i love cleaning up clutter!! have fun.....