Originally Posted by lucifugous
Still 224/245.. planning to make some progress after the kiddo goes to bed
Had no idea what I was in for!!!
I pulled down the rest of the boxes from storage - which I had no clue existed until a few days ago! It was stuff I didn't take with me to college and eventually my mom just cleared my room out. So on Thursday night I lost track in the neighborhood of a hundred things, many of them notebooks, magazines
, and then the random crap... and that was before I got rid of a few dozen more photos. I am counting the night as a hundred, it was a lot more than that but many small things. Only two boxes full went into the trash.
On Friday we had a lot of stuff to be donated, just one box of mine to the VFW or something (because that's the only one around where they had people manning a truck, and I had a box that wouldn't really go into one of those bins). My mom and bro took a carload of their stuff, mostly clothes, to the Salvation Army. We made our second recent drop at the library, and this one included 102 books! Their annual book sale is this weekend so hopefully they made it just in time. About 98 of them were my mom's books but I carried the three boxloads into the library.. Inside the boxes they were in grocery bags so I think I will count each of those as one. There were at least a dozen grocery bags with books.
There is more coming out of storage too... I'm getting rid of ten more pieces of artwork I made years ago (they're nothing special!)
I knew it would happen in one big purge, but I had no clue I would do it before even getting to the stuff at my ex's! :/ he is going to move soon too so I need to get up there and sort things out.
It is crazy how it's catching on, too! A week ago my brother came up with a box full of clothes, and now my mom has been getting into it... she started with just a couple of books and was still reluctant for a while. The ones that didn't sell waited in a pile for her to bag up for donation or decide to keep, but then even after they were bagged she wasn't sure about just giving them away... finally by the time they had sat around in the dining/computer area for a week she was ready to chuck them all!! And she is clearing out major closet space on top of it! We will be starting to show the house in a little over a week so that helps. She is looking at renting just a single room near where she works. She is still a loooooong way from being that pared down but it's happening.