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April 24th, 2015 at 07:59 pm

We had (gasp) sleety snow here this afternoon, and it was a perfect day to stay in and clean. Not that I'm sure there ever is a perfect day to clean, but it had to be done.

I spent most of the day cleaning the guest room--and vowing to not buy a single gift for anyone until I work my way through my giant bag of gifts. I have far too much stuff. I tend to buy things on vacation or weekends away and forget about it, meaning to give it as birthday and Christmas gifts, then buy more. But I've put it all in one place, and virtually every gift for the next year is coming out of that bag.

I've also made a huge bag of things to sell---mostly books and odds and ends. And speaking of selling and decluttering, I offered up a box of Christmas crafts, and some of my mom's older Christmas stuff on FB, and sold it all to a woman who is " sick crazy about Christmas." I was very happy to get a grocery size bag out of my house. I also sold some books--and all of this has been picked up, so I easily made my goal of getting rid of ten things. It's not a lot of money, but I'm happy to have it and not have all that stuff. I didn't spend a dime, and actually made some money. Not a day full of rip-roaring fun, but very satisfying. If I could tackle a room a day--or at least a couple of them a week I'd be richer and less encumbered. It's worth a shot.

5 Responses to “Progress Made”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    You did great! A room a date would wear you out pretty fast, but getting it done fast would be really nice!!

  2. Amber Says:

    Good for you. I've joined the Facebook page on organizing and plan on throwing out 15 items per week, starting in May

  3. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    Frozen precip?! No, that's just not right!

  4. rob62521 Says:

    Oh ick, on the sleet! And I agree, is there really a good day to clean? It is rainy here and that's what I hope to do if I get the ambition, but reading blogs seemed like such a good idea...

    Seriously, it sounds like a fine idea on organizing the gifts.

  5. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I don't think we had sleet here, but we definitely got chilly and wet!

    Good job on the decluttering and sales!

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