Saturday, January 3, 2009

Out With The Old

Since I am a wanna-be fly lady, I decided to take her challenge called the "twenty seven thing FLING!" I have done this in the past and found it to be invigorating and satisfying. It is, however, sometimes emotionally hard for me to "let go" of things. I didn't know what a pack rat I could be until my dejunking husband went on his first clean out spree. We have worked out one way to satisfy both of us when it is time to get rid of something but I may not be quite ready. We take a picture! Here are a few from the past...





Left: Me holding cases to camping chairs (John thinks they are useless) and his little league trophy.

Right: Me with an interactive writing poster that Brad Wilcox HIMSELF complimented me on when he popped in to my classroom one day.

I am sentimental. What can I say? So to ring in the new year I let my desire for order (as opposed to C.H.A.O.S.) overrule as I rummaged through the house looking for items that fit this motto: "If you don't love 'em or use 'em, loose 'em!" Here is what I came up with.

Oh, yes, and we are getting rid of one more thing...


I must say there was some role reversal when it came time to decide whether to part with this trusty ol' beast. After spending almost a full Saturday under the hood preparing to sell our '90 Suburban- covering himself with plenty of grime and a war wound between the eyes in the process- John has had a hard time moving on. Thanks Honey!

11 comments:

Jessica Jensen said...

What will pull the boat if you sale that beast? Are you getting a new truck that will pull it?

Yaerli said...

Nice. I also got rid of junk in my room.

It looks alot better

Katy said...

Don't come to my house -Kay! I think I would cry! I can't part with my letters from high school and my pictures in the newspaper, and a... what ever else is in all those filing cabinets downstairs!

Bradshaw Family said...

Love it! I LOVE to dejunk my house, but it always seems to rejunk way too soon!

kathyurry said...

I try but so hard to do my stuff but easy to do the rest of the family I would take lots to the DI if the family would not have fits. When Dave went to Mexico I took 2 trailer loads and wanted to do more some things they will not take and I do not know where the dump is so I cant do it by myself but some help would be fun to do it with so lets have a RS night where we go in sets of 4 and go to 4 homes and spend a hour de junking I think that would be lots of fun. ( No judging people on what they have to get rid of thought)

Hope all is well with you and your family and I hope you can sell your surban they are nice but cost alot to keep up. How about the little truck do you need a new one of them as well is it on its last leg as well?
Kathy

phlytri said...

We can help you pick out your next vehicle!

Rod and Kandace said...

Reg saw that you were selling the suburban and he said, "No, not the scoutmobile!"

Nicholas K. and Sarah Maye said...

Declutter....it feels so good. Way to go. It is sometimes hard.

Andrea Brown said...

Good job. Do you want to come help me?

Christi Nebeker said...

I am gonna miss the ol sub. We have some great memories in there!

Debbie said...

You inspire me. I need to do some de-junking myself. Yea for a new car!!! I bet you love it!