Monday, June 2

Get Rid of Your Junk Before You Move...





We have been in "get-it-done" mode around here lately.  I am still slowly chipping away at the attic tidying project.  I think that it will take me the whole week to take care of the area that we are responsible for.  The attic runs the length of the house and part of the church, so it is huge.  Picture it filled with a family of five's storage and then add a church's storage and then, just for kicks, imagine a totally different family of five filling it up with their junk and garbage for a decade or so and then moving without emptying it out.  That is what we are dealing with.  Fortunately, Miguel (the church's handyman) has been paid to take care of the majority of the clean out.  I don't envy him, though I have to say that it is really fun to throw things out and give things away.  I love to do that! 

Moving on.  The children and I took care of a bunch of errands today after their schoolwork was done.  The most fun errand was to buy the plants for the window boxes and hanging baskets at church.  I think that window boxes are the greatest.  They dress up a house on the outside and the bonus is that you can enjoy their beauty on the inside too!  It is really the best way to keep a flower garden, in my opinion. 

Tomorrow's project (in addition to my little stint in the attic) will be to remove the beautiful coffee filter snowflakes from the playroom window.  Father John says that I can no longer pretend that they are just a lacy window coverings and not snowflakes.  Boo.  I really loved them this year, but he is right.  Tomorrow they will be a thing of the past (until December 1st!).


4 comments:

elizabeth said...

well... having just moved again... it is really hard sometimes to have the time to go through everything to purge; we did purge things but it was difficult to do certain things as things kept being pulled from under us; like the close date changing, the packer being ill, etc. but I do agree, best to make light before one moves. what we are trying to do now is not take things out of boxes until we have a place for them so that we don't have such a terrific mess and entropy.

I do hope for flower boxes here someday... not sure how or where (we have brick so more complicated and our one main front window does not open) but I do surely agree about flower boxes! :):):)

MamaBirdEmma said...

I know that it is hard to go through things before moving... my title was really aimed at the previous owners who left all of their attic "treasures" for us to go through and get rid of. It is very frustrating because we have asked them multiple times since moving in (2.5 years ago) to come and take care of it and they just won't... So now we have to deal with it.

Tahara said...

What is most telling about this is how they kept these things because they felt the things were valuable, and now they are not valued enough to come and get them...It goes to show how much stuff we keep that we don't need and in the end, don't even really want...I am getting rid of a lot of stuff in our house, and posts like this just motivate me even more...

Bunny Sun said...

Ohhhh I wish we were friends and I lived near you, I'd have a blast going through all that junk! Maybe it's just pregnancy hoarding hormones.....

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