It’s amazing what a couple bookshelves will do. And that should tell you what was in most of those boxes I had sitting around…
I still have a few boxes sitting in the hallway full of stuff to get rid of, and there is still a pile in one corner of my bedroom, but I’ve made huge inroads into this mess.
Here’s the bedroom. I actually slept in there last night for the first time since we moved in almost two months ago. There are a few boxes still there. Those are boxes I’ve already sorted and combined of stuff I’m keeping and will be putting in bins – when I get those cleaned out.
I had to take two pictures, because my desk is now in the corner I stood in to get the original picture so I couldn’t get the same angle.
And here’s the living room/dining room. Again, still a few boxes, but nothing like before.
The top two pics are before. Bottom are after. You can see the fireplace (which I don’t use, obviously), and the outlets as reference points.
I think I’ve gotten past the easy stuff and the remaining stuff will take more time to go through – papers I need to sort and make sure there is nothing important before I recycle – that kind of thing. But at least now I have hope that I can actually finish sometime this year. LOL
Wednesday night: I’ve gotten rid of one box and found a box of wall clocks and framed pictures that never got unpacked when we moved in May 2004. The clocks need new batteries, but I nine years is a little much to expect from a poor little AA battery. And I have to look up how to clean this stuff up:
I know I am. Okay, it’s not so much that I’m up for a challenge as I have to get rid of a bunch of stuff to restore my sanity. For the first time in a long time, all my belongings are in one place. Unfortunately, that place is a 1,000-ish square foot apartment and I have 800-ish square feet of boxes. I’ve managed to cram most of them into what is supposed to be my bedroom. Which is why I’m sleeping in the living room. With the remainder of the boxes.
One corner of what’s supposed to be my bedroom
Just in case you haven’t yet figured it out, I love to read. Well, I come by it honestly. My mom has a bit of addiction, as well. However, she’s not as good at getting rid of them as I am, and they’ve kind of piled up. So while we’re here for a few weeks, I’m listing them on eBay for her. Continue reading