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Saturday, February 11, 2012


We made great progress today! I came home from work determined to break the pattern of being overwhelmed by the amount of stuff before I even got started!

Harry had been working on the downstairs bathroom before I got home. He sanded down the areas that he had spackled, primed them, and was in the process of painting them when I arrived home. He has also done the first coat of paint in the closet.

When I got home, I went upstairs to the guest bedroom and took pictures of two items that have been hanging around in that room for months – a portable crib and a desk chair. We had the portable crib when Schaun was little, but he outgrew it quite a while ago. The desk chair has just been taking up space, as the desk it used to be used with has been out of that room for several months. I posted them on freecycle around 3 pm and they are both GONE already!! What a great feeling. I have since posted another listing of a couple cordless blinds – hopefully they will go soon as well.

After I got those listed on freecycle, I moved into the office. I started putting in one box those things that we want to keep, and more items in a larger box that we can use for staging the house when we are ready to list it. I took some pictures out of old frames and threw the frames away. I also pitched a basketful of miscellaneous items and threw a bunch of old magazines, phone books and other types of paper products in the recycling bin. It felt so good to look at the room and actually see a difference when I was finished for the afternoon!

Tomorrow I hope to keep up my productive ways!


  1. Reading this post reminds me of when we were doing the same thing! There is light at the end of the tunnel and a wonderful lifestyle. Good Luck with shedding all the stuff! Very liberating.

  2. way to go! We have sold three items on Craig's List so far this weekend! Just love seeing all the extra space.
    We are going to do it and meet down the road to celebrate!

  3. I had an estate sale last July in order to weed out many items before packing up for the final time....Like Dee says. Very liberating....I enjoyed collecting all of the antiques but I really enjoyed seeing them move onward to happy new collectors. In no time at all...you will be onto bigger and better adventures.

    Just BS!(Bob and Sue)

  4. Terrific progress! 7 months until listing..wow!

  5. How do you eat an elephant? One piece at a time! Slow and steady. Now if we could just do that!!