Monday, June 2, 2008

Decluttering: Part I

I'm starting to declutter my home little by little. I already have a bunch of stuff in my garage waiting to be gone through and cleaned/priced for a yard sale, but I still have so much to go through in my house to add to the yard sale pile! I hope to make enough money selling our old unwanted stuff to be able to get what really is needed and/or pay down debt.

Yesterday I was in the decluttering mood. I started with a bookshelf that is in my office closet because I took down the closet doors to replace them with a curtain (and use them for desks later) and it so needs to be neatened (is that a word?) up.

I have a small pile of books. I found a lot of stuff from when the boys were little including pics from daycare, baby books, baby footprints, etc. There's a whole expandable folder with important military/VA paperwork (the government sure does LOVE paperwork) and 3 files with my husband's old immigration paperwork (again the government LOVES paperwork). I gave the boys a bunch of bubble wrap to keep them occupied at least for a little while.

Lastly I found my old baseball card collection. I used to be a huge baseball fan when I was little. I played on a team for 3 years and I watched the MLB constantly. Anyway, the strike totally turned me off baseball for a long time. Now I only watch a game every now and then. So I decided to sell them. Almost all of them are from the 1980s. I do have one 1958 and a couple 1969. Most are not worth much, but I have a couple so far that could bring in a bit. I still need to go through them.

I'm hoping to go through the rest of the closet and move on from there whenever I get a chance, though I have to go through my youngest's room before he gets out of school on Thursday or he'll never let me get rid of all the papers!

1 comment:

Holly said...

Decluttering: I love it and I hate it. It feels good to clean up, but it's such a tedious chore. Good for you!