Thursday, April 23, 2009

The attic beckoned

A lovely 60 degrees here today and where was I? In the attic! My friend and I are having a garage sale in a month and I wanted to work up there before it starts to get too hot to be up there. Bit by bit I am able to weed out stuff. Sometimes it takes years to decide to get rid of something.

I wish it was totally clean up there but I just can't bear to get rid of the Legos, K'nex, American Girl and Barbie dolls (and all the associated paraphernalia). If I have any advice for new parents, it is to not buy so much stuff!

We also have a lot of old stuff from my husband's parent's home. Lots of old Tonka trucks that are too precious to even think about selling. Every time DH comes back from out east, he has old army stuff, snowshoes and backpacks. I can only imagine how hard it is for his aunt who is trying to move and for his brother, who had to clear out the attic and basement of his mother's home. They never threw away anything!

DH doesn't like to throw stuff out either...I don't like clutter and I certainly don't want anyone else to have to deal with my detritus after I am gone.

No stitchy pictures today, but I am making good progress on Spring Has Come and will spend a couple of hours tonight working on it. I've been thinking about the BBD contest and may stitch that up next if I think I can get it done in time.

I'm off to another great place to be on a perfect day. The gym (yuck).


Pam said...

I know exactly what you mean! DH never wants to get rid of things ("What if we need it later?") while there are lots of things that I would like to see go bye-bye. Good luck with the cleaning out. I hope that garage sale works out.

Tammy said...

My house is kinda small, so I have to clean out all the time, but we're having a yard sale in about a month, so I need to go through everything---aaaagh! Good luck with getting it all done and organized.

Jean said...

I hate cleaning out clutter. The thought of pricing and hauling all my junk out to the driveway is too much for me to ever think of doing again. I think it would be easier if I had a garage!!!

Good job. It's a great feeling to get rid of anything!