Sunday, December 28, 2008

Saturday, December 27

Happy half birthday to me! When I was a kid, I just couldn't understand why Mom wouldn't celebrate December 27th as my half birthday. ;-)

School Room Day

Way too much garbage to take a photo of.
Filled a few tubs with books/curricula to sell.
Filled a few tubs to donate to the library for its book sale.
Filled a few tubs for donations.

Cried. A lot.

This room had me wondering if I was indeed a hoarder. I had enough art supplies/projects/junk to supply the Duggar family for a year. I'm NOT kidding, either.

This room was supposed to take one day. (As of 3 p.m. on day two, I am at the point I can begin cleaning and organizing what remains.)

I believe over half the contents of this room is gone. Over half.

This is the smallest room in the house. This room had the most stuff in the house.

UGH.

Took a well-needed break, had lunch out, then went to Sears to buy a new vacuum cleaner. It is fantastic. As Thomas says, "It really sucks." Mine was almost 20 years old and falling apart. Also bought a furniture dolly. Bob did, that is Why? As he said, "We're not getting any younger." I tried convincing him that we could rent one instead, and then we wouldn't have to store the thing. Plus, we'd save money. His response was that he could really use it.

Very limited before photos of the dumping ground, I mean school room. We're taking this room back, and it will be ready when we start school again in January!


7 comments:

SabrinaT said...

You seem to have a good amoung of storage in your classroom! HAPPY HALF BIRTHDAY!!!

Anonymous said...

It's looking great! Keep it up. . . it'll feel awesome to start the new year fresh and clean, both literally (at least your house, lol) and metaphorically. Woohoo!

Heath

Summer Fae said...

Happy Half Birthday! My birthday is in December and I always wanted to do a half birthday in July so that I could have a pool party. Would you like to switch next year? I'll have the birthday in the summer and you can have the winter one!

Kate in NJ said...

Happy Half Birthday!
Pictures? Does this mean you got a new camera from Santa? ;-)
I am very impressed with
your ability to let the stuff go.

Mama B said...

Happy Half Birthday!

Now for the real fun:

Go Frankie!
Go Frankie!
Go! Go! Go Frankie!!

Hooray for your battling your clutter bug!!

And just to keep this real: my house has clutter bugs too all over and we are often NOT ready for company :)

Meg_L said...

Happy Half-birthday (a day late)

Christmas Eve is my nephew's birthday and today is my sister's (different families)

My sister hates having a xmas birthday (she claims she was always cheated) and I know my bil does a birthday party in the summer for his son.

Go Frankie, Go!

audrey said...

You're seriously inspiring me. I need a major declutter, too.