My basement took years to get in such disarray, so I have to be realistic and realize that it is going to take me way longer than a weekend to get it whipped back into shape. After working just one day on Saturday, I am pleased with what all I got done, but I have such a long way to go still. I have just got to keep my nose to the grindstone and stick with it. I so want my basement to be cleaned out and not cluttered.
I started working in the basement around 9am on Saturday and my sweet Mom came over to help me. She sat out in the driveway on a chair in the warm sun and went through "stuff" that I would take out to her. She is a great one to say "you don't need that anymore"!!! We loaded up her car with things to give to the Goodwill.
Another executive decision that my Mom made. We are NOT having a yard sale. Instead I am donating all my goods to the Goodwill. And my teacher things that are still usable are being given to a friend who still teaches.
I have found things in the basement that I did not even know I had. I have Rubbermaid storage boxes filled with memorabilia that I will have to go through later, but I can work on that this summer when the weather is warm and it is nice and cool in the basement. That stuff will take a lot of time to go through. Right now I am just concerned with getting rid of larger items that are taking up lots of room in the basement. As I stated in my last post, I would love to be able to park my car down there again.
I am thankful that Adelaide and her friends arrived in Florida on Saturday safely. I pray that they have a wonderful week of sunshine, rest and relaxation! Anything will be a welcome break from all the snow she has endured this winter at college.
I am off to the kitchen now to put the coconut/pecan icing on my German chocolate cake. My parents are eating dinner with us tonight. Mom and I are working in the basement again this afternoon. Wish us luck on the clean out. Isn't this warm weather delightful? Enjoy your Sunday and the week ahead.
Five for Friday on Saturday - One of my favorite blog/twitter friends, One Fabulous Mom, tagged me on her Five for Friday post. She shared five things that she is loving right now. Here ...
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