Well, I managed to inspire DH tonight and we had a decluttering frenzy. A rare thing, this. We're almost never both inspired to clean at the same time. We managed to fill a BIG cardboard box with paper (rubbish day tomorrow, luckily), and come up with a surprising quantity of things for the garage sale I plan to co-host with Mamma next Saturday. I went through a bunch of old memorabilia, photos etc and culled like a fiend--I'm getting ruthless in my old age. Some of that stuff I'd cherished (albeit passively) for years
! And I even packed my first three boxes, aka most of the bathroom cupboard.
: I have a nervous habit of signing up for free samples, so I have drawers full of tiny packets of shampoo (which I no longer use), tampons (pregnant), a single wax strip (?)... random, random stuff. Have determined to use up the last of my nearly-empty moisturisers and so on before we leave. I'll be sleek and hydrated come moving day, that's for sure! The sad thing is, I haven't bought any beauty products since March, I had a 'no new products until 2008' pact going on. And I STILL have gallons of body lotion!
I made a list of things we need to do in the next two weeks, including:
--Transfer internet over to new place (DONE, at least on our end)
--Clean out garage (containing junk we were supposed to sort through when we got married!)
--Declutter the receipts etc from the top of the fridge
--Eat everything out of the big freezer (leftover frozen vichyssoise, frozen bread and frozen pizza for dinner tonight, a good start!)
--Collect things for garage sale (mostly done)
--Go through clothes and donate (try selling at garage sale first as futile gesture)
--Use up nearly-empty toiletries
--Dispose of toxic motorbike oil in garage
--Return all borrowed books, CDs and DVDs
--Email friends, clients etc. our new address
--Go to liquor store and obtain boxes
--Ring around moving-van people for quotes
Gah, that's it for tonight; I'm sleepy.