If there’s one thing I am good at, it’s being unorganized. If something is inconvenient to put away, it doesn’t go to it’s correct spot. I’m also really great at shoveling things down to the basement, where I can forget about them for years.
This spring marks the two year mark since we have moved into our house. I thought I did a good job at purging my unwanted stuff last time we moved, but here I am! I’m 29 years old with a baby due in June and I am overwhelmed with junk. Not my future child’s stuff, my own. Without the energy and the muscle I had before I was pregnant, I am gearing up for a yard sale this spring, now.
What is overwhelming about junk? For me, it’s mostly the simple fact that it’s in my way and keeps me from being happy. Sometimes we let things in our lives get so out of control that we don’t want to deal with them. Junk represents that to me. So, I’m tackling it one step at a time!
I’m going to do a spring purging and cleaning “special edition” in four simple steps, and I will post details and tips for each step as they occur this spring.
1. Mark the things I do not want anymore with price stickers (no price necessary, now).
Start Date: March 1
End Date: March 15
2. Have my husband put them in a “sell” pile in the basement. He can carry a few things up and down the stairs! It will be good for him.
Start Date: March 15
End Date: March 15
3. Sell what I can and take the rest to Goodwill, immediately!
Start Date and End Date: 2 days in April
4. Clean my house from top to bottom including baseboards, in all cupboards, crawl spaces, and closets.
Start Date: March 22
End Date: May 12
Let’s start thinking about where we can get started. Wondering where the unwanted things live? You probably already know. That cluttered cabinet, or embarrassing closet has an old George Foreman Grill or an unopened wedding gift tucked away behind stuff you use every day! Stop ignoring it and get rid of it. You will never miss it!
Here are some of my clutter spots.
I’m excited to start marking things next weekend to sell! Wish me luck!
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