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Old 12-27-2018, 04:28 PM #51
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A new bed sounds nice! Sometimes I wonder about the things I have sentimental attachment to. I was emptying out a container the other day and found a wallet I had as a child. It even had some yard tied to it, I think the first yarn I ever bought. It's filthy and worn out and you can't tell what color the yarn was (I remember) - but I got excited to come across it
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I came across a small box i had lined with "mod" gift wrap - so sometime in the mid-60's? - and used as a desk drawer divider, and honestly i felt sling-shotted - slung-shot? - back to that day in my room at home! They say smells are powerful reminders, but maybe it's because the visuals arent so easily replicated?
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A new bed sounds nice! Sometimes I wonder about the things I have sentimental attachment to. I was emptying out a container the other day and found a wallet I had as a child. It even had some yard tied to it, I think the first yarn I ever bought. It's filthy and worn out and you can't tell what color the yarn was (I remember) - but I got excited to come across it
I just realized today that I have too much stuff in my closest. I don't know how to get rid of it. I just got rid of the last piece of my old bed which is very hard to do.
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I came across a small box i had lined with "mod" gift wrap - so sometime in the mid-60's? - and used as a desk drawer divider, and honestly i felt sling-shotted - slung-shot? - back to that day in my room at home! They say smells are powerful reminders, but maybe it's because the visuals arent so easily replicated?
That true. I believe you it the visuals aren't so easily replace.
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I just clean out the boxes in my closest.
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Wow everyone seems to be doing well!


I finally got rid of the bags of clothes in my room and the hall. I have made two more bags that I really have to deal with. I have also started a box of books for the book sale this year. I have to do something the books are every where. Of course that all went full stop for Christmas. My next big thing will be to put all the Christmas decorations and tree away! Then see about getting the living room back into shape. Really wish the rest of the family would help instead of hindering the process!
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I got rid of the tree and decorations last week. I really needed the space for something else.

Friday I cleaned out the closet in the room I recently renovated. I found things I hadn't touched since I'd moved in many years ago now. I threw out three trash bags full of stuff and found better homes for other things. Now the closet is mostly empty. It feels weird to have thrown out so many childhood things but also really nice to have the space. I'd only planned on spending thirty minutes on it but wound up taking the whole afternoon to go through everything - definitely had decision fatigue by the end of it.

We're having people over tonight so we had to spend the weekend sprucing things up. I hope I can keep it looking like this.
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I finally got rid of the bags of clothes in my room and the hall. I have made two more bags that I really have to deal with. I have also started a box of books for the book sale this year. I have to do something the books are every where. Of course that all went full stop for Christmas. My next big thing will be to put all the Christmas decorations and tree away! Then see about getting the living room back into shape. Really wish the rest of the family would help instead of hindering the process!
I have almost a full bag of clothes I can not wear anymore just from my closet that I am donating. I just got rid of my old bed and traded it in with a new bed
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I got rid of the tree and decorations last week. I really needed the space for something else.

Friday I cleaned out the closet in the room I recently renovated. I found things I hadn't touched since I'd moved in many years ago now. I threw out three trash bags full of stuff and found better homes for other things. Now the closet is mostly empty. It feels weird to have thrown out so many childhood things but also really nice to have the space. I'd only planned on spending thirty minutes on it but wound up taking the whole afternoon to go through everything - definitely had decision fatigue by the end of it.

We're having people over tonight so we had to spend the weekend sprucing things up. I hope I can keep it looking like this.
It sound great with what you are doing! I had to do in small break because of the anxiety I had been having.

It going to be hard when I clean out the storages and get rid of a lot of things I have.
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It sound great with what you are doing! I had to do in small break because of the anxiety I had been having.
Good job swapping out the bed and setting out clothes to donate! I find that once decision fatigue sets in, I need to stop. It's probably better to do it in small chunks so it doesn't get to that point, but I have trouble recognizing when I should stop.

I crammed a bunch of stuff into a hallway while I was working on my renovation project and took my first stab at disassembling the pile yesterday. I don't actually have anywhere to put these things so it is forcing me to make some hard decisions.
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