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making good progress

I started this "challenge" back in the beginning of January and I'm realizing now that I've failed to actually take some of these things out of my house, but they are in my basement (bagged and) ready to roll. Most things that I'm finding to get rid of are goodwill worthy, the rest that has been trash has been making it to the trash each week. We are making some great progress.

I'm gearing up to tackle the kids clothes this weekend.  It's a project bigger than non-other.  We are beyond fortunate to not only have the clothes that we have for our kids because of hand-me-downs and what not and the space to store it in, but I have to be somewhat reasonable and get rid of the things that I either don't need or don't want.  I also have to be aware of the things that I have from Coen that I can also use for Emie. There was a time that I thought I was really organized with baby clothes, then Emie came along and nephew W. and my organization has sort of come to a screeching halt.  I plan to work on this project next so that I can start setting aside items for my nephew and for Emie as well.

Speaking of clothes, I had cleaned out my closet about 2 months ago (maybe), and when I did that I set a few items aside to potentially sell.  They didn't and now they are still in my closet.  Guess what?  Those are out of here this weekend too.  They might have some value, but for now, I'm just going to pass them along to another home and wish them well.  AND, I also have several pairs of "I wore them one time" shoes that are getting a new home too.  My feet did change a lot after two pregnancies back-to-back and some shoes just won't even come close to working, like I had hoped.  It's okay though, because I do enjoy shoe shopping and when I do need something, I will go and get it.

So, let's see how the progress is going:

  1. Kitchen
  2. Pantry
  3. 1/2 bath
  4. Coat closet
  5. Laundry room
  6. Master bedroom
  7. My dresser
  8. S.'s dresser
  9. Under our bed
  10. Master closet
  11. Master bathroom
  12. Living room
  13. Toy cubes
  14. Loft/toy room
  15. Emie's room
  16. Emie's Closet
  17. Coen's room
  18. Coen's closet
  19. Linens
  20. Books
  21. Winter coats & sweaters
  22. Pre-pregnancy clothes & maternity clothes that I never wore
  23. Swim gear
  24. Frames & decor
  25. Scarves/hats/gloves
  26. Holiday boxes
  27. Garage & Cars
  28. Toys
  29. Desk/office supplies
  30. Sewing/craft table
Getting crap out of our house feels really good.  I know with Spring around the corner, it's going to make me want to do more.  Maybe I should save this crap and have a garage sale?  Anyone have any luck with garage sales?  I probably could make a little money, but is it worth the effort?

Gah.... Who knows.  Either way, we're cleaning up some things and moving it out of here!  And it feels great!


I think Mom is planning to have a garage sale in May... Just a thought! :)
Lurker Girl said…
I would rather knaw off my own arm than sit in my driveway for a weekend haggling over .25 cents--but there are others who love it. I'm a find a consignment shop and let someone else deal with it kind of girl..

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