Monday, January 2, 2017

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January 2, 2017

Apparently, I am not the only person who decided that 2017 was going to be a cleansing year. It appeared, as I went to Target to get some tupperware containers... that this is a common thing. There were LOTS of people buying tupperware... and... bonus... they were on sale!

I started my endeavor today to clean up my basement. I know this is not going to be an easy task. In fact, its very hard for me in a lot of ways. Let me start by showing you the embarrassment that is my basement...






There is a little bit of EVERYTHING down there... from booze (lots of wine) to pictures I have taken off the walls, to golf clubs, baby items of all sorts, a bike, my dollhouse my Papa made me when I was a kid, many items from my parents house that lived in the attic, my pull up bar and rings... outside toys we have had to take downstairs for the winter... and of course, my nemesis... the EMPTY box. Why do I save these things...

Some of these boxes are going to be a piece of cake to go through. I have lots of camping supplies, old tailgating bins... things like that... no problem. Clean them out and make one box with stuff I might need in the case we go camping. Others are a lot harder, they contain photo albums, misc items from when I "cleaned" and set up Z's bedroom, there are also knickknacks from my childhood my Grandmothers china... and some of my brothers belongings that make tears flow just by opening the top of the tupperware... its going to be rough.

Today I tackled the baby things... I took out my trusty label maker and sorted what had not already been sorted of Z's things and organized them into bins...


I am trying to go with a "one touch" rule... so that I dont open a tupperware, look inside then put it away for later... but I was already defeated when I opened one and had my My Child dolls and some others staring at me in the face. I had already been down there a few hours so I decided if I wasnt ready to tackle it today, I should stop. I did the Christmas decorations and all the baby things... its not even a dent in what needs to be done... but I started. 

I think a good way to go at this is to address the "easier" stuff first. Get rid of the crap I know I dont want/need... then take the time go to through the harder boxes and make choices. 

This is not going to be easy...


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