Post by morningglory on Jul 22, 2012 15:42:31 GMT -5
So, for the bedroom, all I have to do is take care of the few things remaining on the shelving unit, a few little things still stacked on my dresser. The hard part with the stuff on the shelves is that most of it is my husband's and I am not sure where to store the stuff that he keeps. There isn't a logical place for most of it.
Like there are a couple of DVDs he wants to hang onto for the time being. We don't watch those on a TV set, he would watch them on his laptop. So he had them in the bedroom because he last watched them up there. But they could just as easily be stored in another room (living room, for instance, his main DVD-watching location). But even then, they will just sit there (on a shelf or in a box) and probably won't even be watched again.
Then there are all those electronic things. I don't know where I should be storing a lot of that, especially because, again, he may never, ever even use them.
I recall Cando's method of putting things into Ziploc bags with labels. That might be helpful.
Post by morningglory on Jul 22, 2012 15:44:58 GMT -5
PS--I did deal with one thing that was very hard for me. Our youngest son made a crepe-paper bouquet for me when he was in kindergarten. It was on a wire from a hanger and put into a paper vase. It was a Mother'd Day gift that I cherished. I laid around my bedroom, fading and collecting dust all these years. When I cleaned up recently, I put it onto the top of those shelves, so I could enjoy it a little while longer. But I did ultimately throw it away. Because it is worn out enough that it no longer should be displayed, but I won't get anything out of keeping it in a file or box somewhere. I did take a couple of photos of it before throwing it out. But in cases like this it truly is "the thought that counts". I will always remember his sweetness and sincerity in making that and giving it to me.
Update: 25 minutes spent on Top of Dresser/area next to my side of bed project.
I knew that this part would be tough! *Went thru bra/underwear order that I received last week (I had set this on top of bag of books next to dresser). -- 2 bags put in trash. *hung workout pants & sweatshirt in closet. *put sweater into DD's room that is waay too small for me but she may be able to wear *Had to go thru 2 drawers of my dresser in attempt to make more room for stuff *2 sweaters to be given to my DMom -- they will look pretty on her, if they fit. Waay too small for me. Really nice ones
I am keeping 1 sweater for me, it actually fits & I don't remember it, even!
*managed to put lots of clothes that were on top of my dresser into drawers, but it is very tight & there are still a few left to figure out what to do with... will probably need to go thru another couple drawers. *Put the following in giveaway bag: --1 scarf (beautiful with horses, but I have not ever worn it & don't see myself wearing it even tho I love horses -- tried to think of another use for it as my desire is to decorate my home with a horse theme -- that is after I get it pretty much decluttered -- but who knows how long that will be & I couldn't think of a use for it even if I saved it) --1 slip (size med) -- Can't see fitting into that anytime soon. Will buy a new one when I lose weight & if I need one. --1 Size sm. scrub shirt (used to sleep in it as it was so comfortable, but no where near that size now. Will buy a new one when I get smaller) --1 tank top from Boot Camp that I never wore & if I am able to do that Boot Camp, again, will get another. Right now... bursitis in my heel... --1 set of sexy lacy lingerie (red). I don't remember owning this, even. If I wore it, I certainly don't remember (guess I didn't have it on very long). It is size Sm. so not wearing it anytime soon & if I want sexy lingerie when I lose weight at my age... I will buy! --1 black camisole (sm or petite) --1 nightgown that I don't remember & don't like
Post by morningglory on Jul 23, 2012 16:03:00 GMT -5
Cando, you are doing a great job purging the unneeded clothing. Your choices make total sense.
I still feel kinda bad about that bouquet, but I know there is no real reason to keep it at this point.
GOOD NEWS: I finally got that ugly piece of furniture with the horrible associations OUT of the house!! I feel great about that. Also it had been sitting by the front door, blocking access to the shoe rack. So now we can get the shoes back where they go.
MORE GOOD NEWS: The fence is almost done! There is only one small section they haven't done yet. It looks great.
I always find those comments hurt the worst when you're in the throes of trying to get things cleaned-up, but aren't quite there yet. It's like life decides to smack you down at the moment you take charge and starting working on your problems! Just remember dear Glory, that you can only accomplish so much at once, and you will get to the yard as other areas get under control.
As for the neighbor, he has a right to his own opinion (as we all do)....but try not to let it eat you up. My neighbor loves to stack mountains of garbage on the side of his house....which happens to be three feet from my FRONT window! My solution: planted 8 bushes to block the view. While I don't think it would be terrible for your neighbor to politely ask you to clean up/paint/whatever, seems like he was just intent on being nasty about it. Too bad he went that route, but people often do out of frustration. Have confidence in yourself that you are getting out of squalor....cuz you know what??? YOU ARE!!!
Hugs to all here who are working so hard and doing so well....I love reading this thread, though I can't often reply.
Defeat is a temporary condition...giving up is what makes it permanent.
I hope you don't feel embarrassed that you let off a little steam here, Glory. I have found that the nasty comments others make can absolutely derail me if I'm not careful, so it's best to get support if we can. That said, I have also deleted a few of my own posts when my venting became over the top (and I don't think yours was....but some of mine have been!).....so I understand the next-day feeling "oh crap, maybe I shouldn't have written that." Having things forever on a message board is sometimes a little more permanent than we want it to be!
Defeat is a temporary condition...giving up is what makes it permanent.
*grabbed another handful from dresser -- 7 papers into recycle bag *1 receipt into 2011 tax box * nail polish put away *bag put in bag of bags to be recycled *CD put with other CDS *went to Walgreens & picked up pictures -- these were very old. 12 years old!!! So embarrassing! They are not too good because the film was so old, but otherwise they are cute. My DD was about 8 yrs old & my DS was about 9 in these pictures. They are college students, now. Sure was fun to look at these!
I am soo close to done with the dresser, but it will have to wait until the end of next week. I know that I won't have time to get to it. I have less than an hours worth to be totally done including vacuuming that area next to my side of bed & dusting the entire dresser with trophys and what nots, and probably including dusting the top of my nightstand, too, and the pictures that are on top of it. I am soo close to done & wish that I could just DO IT!