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!