Monday, July 9, 2007

Wow! Is that the floor?

I'm pretty convinced that I've always been a slob ... in all parts of my life. Now that I'm cleaning up my body, I'm also working on cleaning up my house. I have a 'room of crap' that would be a candidate for that horrible show Clean Sweep. I have a lot of stuff. Some of the stuff I bought thinking I would at some point need it. Some stuff, I have no idea why I have it. So, I'm doing a lot of donating. I'm thinking that the room of crap will be cleaned out by the end of the weekend. Starting tomorrow, I expect to make a daily visit to donate items to Goodwill. I'd briefly thought about selling things on Craig's List or Ebay, but that means the stuff would need to stay in my house until it sold. Bad idea. Getting rid of it is key.
I set a timer for an hour today and actually made a path through the room. I have piles around the house. One is in front of the washer and dryer. Currently, I can not see the washer and dryer. However, I will say that some of these clothing items were dumped in the room of crap because they didn't fit anymore. I only found a few things that will still be too small. Lots of other clothes went into the too big pile to be donated to Goodwill. I also have a giant Goodwill pile. Clothes, toys, a giant teddy bear won by a friend at a carnival, stuff still in its original packaging, etc. Last pile ... stuff that actually belongs in the room once it becomes an office next week. I set the alarm for another hour, and the floor is now completely clear. I put a bunch of stuff up on the furniture in the room, but the floor could be vacuumed now. Of course, I've barely tackled the closet. I do have a deadline. Now that the walls are painted in the other room, I am having new carpet installed in the room of crap, my bedroom, and the connecting hallway. I'm going to schedule the carpeter for two weeks from now.

It's been a good constructive day. Now, I'm off to go see Montez, my sexy trainer. He was on vacation last week, and my body has missed him!

10 comments:

gaga said...

You are going to be so happy when you clear the crap. Did you see Oprah today or were you "training?" I started on this clutter-clearing last year and I still have a ways to go (why can I not throw away a t-shirt, no matter how old and ragged?) but life is truly amazing and energy really flows unimpeded when you clear the clutter. I think it's true that our homes are a physical manifestation of our psyches. When you clear the clutter in one area it stand to reason you will be compelled to clear it in the others.

Great work!

jodi said...

i love donating things to goodwill - you get such a great feeling because you're (1) getting rid of stuff you don't need and (2) helping someone else... AND you get a tax-deduction, sweet! :o)

Christine said...

I have a crap room as well. I have not had the energy to go in there. I have upcoming holidays right away - maybe thats my time to get at it. Good luck with your trainer!

Dynamo360 said...

Awesome!! Cleaning up my shit always makes me feel *so* much better mentally and physically.

Chris H said...

Second only to shopping, my most favourite thing to do is tidy up! I am doing it all the time, but have come to realise that I keep a lot of crap too... so am going to do the same as you and get sorting! Good for you giving it all to charity.

Canadian Gal said...

I had one of those rooms too. lol ;) It's still not 100%, but so much neater than it was.

"The Captain" said...

Good job on hitting the 50 lb mark and getting rid of all the clutter. If you get a rude message from a captain with the same avatar it is an impostor.

Jeff

kelly said...

cleaning is a good calorie burner! good job :)

it feels so good to get rid of things, i definitely recommend it. if you haven't used it in a year or so, odds are you dont miss it or need it.

TrixieBelden said...

I'm so impressed with you. I have a bunch of clothes that don't fit anymore that I keep toying with selling on ebay or donating. I just don't know what to do with them. I don't want to get rid of them yet because I am going to do my own "Clean Sweep" when I move. If I ever find a job ;)

Nysa said...

People should read this.