Filled 5 big trash bags with crapola from the attic and hauled it out.
Filled the CRV with bags of returnable cans and bottles which I will be returning this evening if I get out of work in time to get to the redemption center before it closes. I soooo hate returnable cans and bottles. I know they are good for the environment, but they are such a pain in the ass.The redemption center is right next door to the game store. It's kind of hard to walk on by with a pocket full of "found money" from returning the cans. Must remember that our goal is to get stuff out of the house, not bring stuff in.
Goals for the rest of the week:
Get at least two pick-up loads out of the house and to the dump (we have a lot of left over building supplies from various remodeling projects, plus other crap that the town won't pick-up curbside)
Pack up at least one big box each of clothes, toys, household items and books to donate, and haul them out of here.
Notice, I haven't even mentioned any of the types of things that geeks like us tend to hold on to. So far the only books I've managed to part with are manuals for obsolete software, travel guides from the 1990's, and a few outdated textbooks from courses I hated. You know you have problem when you are dithering over whether or not to keep homemade videos of Star Trek when you now own a set of the remastered DVDs. I think I will have to ease my way into taking a hard look at my hard core 'geek' stuff by way of the craft and hobby supplies, and then work my way up to the spare game bits and excess dice. Maybe then I'll finally be able to part with that copy of Cootie with the missing pieces.
This is the first in a series chronicling my attempt to de-clutter my home. During the process I explore my complex relationship with objects and collections, expose my family's chronic disorganization, and try to get my shit together and the crapola out of the house.
For those of you who are just tuning in, here's the rest of the story.