April 14, 2007

I'm A Spring-Cleanin' Fool!

Yes, it's that time of year--Spring Cleaning. Except this year's different--I'm actually cleaning! I'm finally getting rid of that huge pile of clothes that's been sitting in the corner waiting to go to charity for two years *rolls eyes*. But here's the funny part! I cleaned out all of those clothes a couple of years ago since they didn't fit. They were too small, and I am truly my mother's daughter in that I just toss things out rather than save them. Of course, I'm only partially my mother's daughter because while I tossed, they didn't quite make it out. Which has turned out to be a good thing! Now I've lost a ton of weight (yay!) and as I was going through these clothes I thought, "Hmmm, I wonder if they fit me now?" A lot of them do! I found my favorite pair of jeans (they fit!) and some dresses that I just loved (fits!) and some shorts (now I don't have to buy new ones for summer!). It was like going thrift store shopping, but I didn't have to leave my bedroom and I already liked everything I had. It was actually a lot of fun.

Now, however, we have 8 full trash bags of clothes. I can't believe we've got this much stuff. I also went through a lot of Kevin's stuff and laid it out for him. Unfortunately, he is not my mother's daughter, so he had more stuff saved up than I did. Still, he did part with a lot of clothes, and we're all proud of him. Kevin has just gone through and itemized the clothes for tax deductions (apparently he's a little too much like my father) and now they're actually on their way out the door. Well, he's going to do a sweep through the garage to see if there are any other boxes or bags of clothes that might need to be included, but I'm pretty sure we've got it all here.

Aside from the clothes, I'm also selling some bigger items. I've decided to rid myself of the twin bed in my office. There are a couple of things I want to move in here (a family toy box, for example) and the bed just isn't all that handy. Sorry if you wanted to come spend the night by yourself--it's air mattress or the couch for you now. I also put up the old oven on Craigslist. It's currently right by the door of the garage, and I figured I either need to sell it or I'm just going to take it out one day trying to park my car. As icing on the cake, I'm selling that ugly not-our-style lighting fixture that used to adorn our dining room. I may be taking a quick peek in the garage to see what else is easily accessible that I could sell or give away. Out with the old and in with the...well, out with the old, at any rate!

Posted by Shelby at April 14, 2007 12:45 PM

I don't know what scares me more - the fact that you're cleaning or the fact that we're doing the exact same thing this weekend! Our project is the basement.


Posted by: Mary at April 14, 2007 02:31 PM
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