Sunday, January 10, 2010

Spring cleaning a little early this year

Me and my Valentine are cleaning alot today. I've been cleaning out clothes for donations and took everything out of my chest of drawers, closets, and dressers to reorganize. I've got more sweaters than I ever thought possible now!
I think I've gone up and down stairs 30 times to do the laundry and bring up clothes to go through. I should have done this last week one day but today, I felt in the mood for the major cleaning.
I did have a wonderful find though. I found a ring in a sweater that I thought was lost. I didn't have insurance on it and it was worth quite a bit. I have missed it for about 4 months now and it was my Grandmothers ring she left me years and years ago. I wore it alot. It really made me sick to my stomach when I thought I lost it. But, thank goodness I found it today!!!!!!!!
It's amazing how much stuff we accumulate over time. It's hard for me to part with anything even if it's totally out of style or too little or whatever but I'm making it. So far, I have three large bags and more to go.
Definitely getting a lot of exercise today, that's for sure.

It's still quite frigid outside here and the pond below our house is half frozen. I've not seen that since we moved here 8 years ago. The road to our house is very unsafe so we are having to move the car slowly to another place so I can drive it to work tomorrow. One of the hills is just too slippery still.

The TV has been off during all of this purging and cleaning process and it's been nice and quiet here.


  1. Doesn't it feel good when you get in the cleaning mood? I got rid of a bunch of things back before the New Year and it felt sooo good. I still have a lot that I need to go through.

    What a great surprise to find your ring! I can't begin to imagine how happy you are about that!

    Stay safe on your drive tomorrow and I hope your first day back is not to hectic!

  2. Doesn't the purging feel great?! I feel an uncluttered home is an uncluttered mind!

    I took a whole SUV load of stuff to Value Village yesterday and now hubby is out in the garage cleaning it out!

  3. omg....I would have loved to seen the look on your face when you spotted the, nesting and donating are all so good for the soul!~ Faye

  4. Yep, there was screaming involved when I found it! I really, really am glad I found it. The guilt of it all was alot.



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