I can’t stop purging (my house, not my bowels). And I can’t stop shaking my head at some of the stuff I’ve had forever and WHATEVER FOR?? Just tonight I got rid of:
–a bread pan. I got a set of 5 for our wedding. 1 big, 2 medium, 2 small. I’ve used the small ones once. I use the medium ones all the time. I’ve used the big one NEVER. It’s gone. (and the small ones might follow suit, but they’re just so cute)
–a crystal vase. I am so not a crystal girl. But when my sweet hubby buys me flowers, I need a place to display them. Tonight I realized that the cool, blue-ish Mason jar that belonged to my Grandma is PERFECT for holding flowers. And so much more my style. Vase gone.
–Zip disks/zip drive/zip disk holder. Do you even know a zip disk is? Bigger than a floppy disk (anyone remember those?) but just as outdated. Gabe used them in college, we used them for a few years after we were married, and why on earth do we still have them? We don’t now.
–T-shirts I keep thinking I’ll like but never do.
–A basket that held baby toys. And baby blankets. I don’t have any babies.
–A Dora house w/figurines and accessories. If you live close and want it, it’s yours for a $3 donation to the Cambodia Fund.
–A clarinet. Gently used. Okay, not-so-gently used for eight years by yours truly. Plastic. Yamaha. Cost a lot of $ back in 5th grade when my dad bought it for me. Name your price. Proceeds to the Cambodia Fund. (And yes, I’m sure I don’t want to save it for my children. Judge me if you will, but I’ve already made plans to subtly discourage my children from becoming band geeks.)
–These big ol’ Japanese vocabulary word cards that I punched out with the little punchy machine, glued to paper, laminated, and stuck magnets on back in 1998 so my 5th and 6th graders could learn some Japanese. If you want them, they’re yours.
–A dressy scarf that I got for Christmas and wore once but will never wear again because I just can’t pull off the look (or don’t want to).
You get the point. Freeeeeeeeeeedom!!!
And thanks so much to all of you who have shared your cleaning/purging/de-cluttering stories with me recently. I love to hear them! And I’m so proud of you!
Purge On, Friends!!