Ya know, I have moved many times in my life. So many that I have probably forget a few times. So I have added them up…. As a kid with my family we moved 9 times. In my teens I moved around too many to count, there were group homes and foster homes and other places. With Kieth it was 10 times in 4 years. With Bob it was 7 times in 11 years. After bob I moved back home with mom and dad and lived there and in South Carolina off and on for 2 years. Then into my apartment in abby and now here in our condo. So you can say I moved a lot. I guess I was never happy in my life so I thought that moving would help. It never did. My crap followed me. Boxes of things that I thought I couldn’t live without. I don’t need stuff to remind me of my life.
I have been putting off going thru some boxes for many years now. I told myself that I didn’t want to look at all those memories until I was strong enough to deal with them. Well the time is here. I have be looking at all the memories of my life for the last couple days. WoW is all I can say. I didn’t realize what all I was dragging around. I have purged it all. I have kept 2 medium boxes of childhood stuff and with it a few items from the boys as babies. My past has gone from 6 boxes to 2! I feel so good to get rid of so much. Stuff that was just…crap. There are still some things that I’m not really sure what to do with but I plan on leaving them on my kitchen table til I decide where they will end up. Might just go into the garbage!
I do have to go thru all my photo albums and organize them but thats a job for next month!
Gregg needs to purge his 4 boxes still and then they can be put away too. And blankets! We have so many blankets! I am getting rid of at least 8 of them. Plus old bed sheets. I need to remember to throw out old stuff when I get new things…lol.
Anyways, why was I talking about this? ………OH YEAH!….LOL “crap” Tons and tons of crap. Its a great thing to do at least once a year, get rid of things that you haven’t used in over a year and you know you wont use it next year. I think the next area will be the kitchen, way too much stuff in there. I really hate clutter. It has always bothered me but I could never get rid of it. Now if things get cluttered I start to feel the need to throw things out. So this is where I am now. In the middle of clutter and boxes, sorting thru everything. Its been an interesting week so far!