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I was feeling so accomplished when I started back to work, but goodness I'm pretty sure I've just hit a wall! To make me feel just a wee bit better, here's what's off the list . . .
- Attic storage space
Playroom Reagan’s bedroom and closet Laundry room Linen closet Caroline’s bedroom, closetand small attic storage area Kid’s bathroom
- Jackson’s bedroom and closet
- Our bedroom
- Our closet
- Our bathroom
- Dining Room
- Family Room
- Guest bedroom & closet
- Garage (most likely my husband will take care of this, but I’m including it here because it definitely needs to be done too.)
I didn't get rid of anything, but did remind myself not to purchase any new detergents or cleaners prior to moving.
And then there was the endless supply of mateless socks. Ugh. I decided to separate them into whites and colors, and will let my kids work on sorting them this evening.
Thanks to everyone's tips, I came across an empty bin next to the laundry room, and decided to add all those trophies there at least for now – that way they're all in one place!
Then I tackled the linen closet which wasn't too bad – I got rid of a few old sheets and blankets (but not much)
And hung to the baby blankets my mother-in-law made for each child the year that they were born.
Then I quickly tackled the bathroom cabinets
Decided my children do not need full reign of our toothpaste stockpile (there must have been 9 open tubes in there!)
And put the rainbow loom that had somehow mysteriously ended up in the bathroom cabinet back in its place.
I got rid of a ton of hair bows and ribbons – it's so sad but my girls have almost grown out of them, so I just kept our favorites and moved along! I also finished up my ten year old's room and closet, before hitting what may be the biggest of today's jobs.
Inside my daughter's room is a (tiny!) storage area where things have been stored directly from our last move, and I'm determined to get rid of them. See that box of hats up there? It hasn't been opened in 8 years, so all of those are going to a good home away from my home.
What I'm really worried about is what's left though. I've got several boxes to really go through, and while I would love to get rid of them all there are quite a few things that I'm afraid I'm not ready to let go of.
(this would not be one of them.)
Just found a plaque from where I got an “outstanding in typing” back in 1993 – clearly out of all the high school and college courses I took, that little award was the only thing that would really help me out in life one day. (Note to self: Make your children learn to type – it will change their future!) 😉
Wish me luck as I head back in – and please let me know if you're tackling any cleaning out today or have any tips for me as I go . . . eek!
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