Thursday, June 26, 2008

Cleaning out the Closet

As many of you know, Richard and I are preparing our house to put it on the market for sale. In preparation for meeting with the realtor this morning, we cleaned our bedroom last night. I have to admit, that I had allowed my stuff to accumulate all over the place, but with the GB, I couldn't do everything by myself. Richard has been asking me to clean out my dresser drawers and the closet...but with two toddlers, who has time?

Yesterday afternoon, I cleaned out my dresser drawers. It was amazing how much was added to the donation pile or just tossed. I can't believe that I was almost able to fill up a garbage bag with just old underwear, worn out bras, and hole-y socks! Richard dutifully loaded up the donation sack and dropped it off at the nearest donation center so that I wouldn't have an ugly bag just sitting around when the realtor came. Amazingly enough, I was able to place the items that had gathered around the room in an organized drawer, and I still have two whole empty drawers left!

The realtor came and left this morning, and I have a beautiful, clean house. This thought, along with the wonderful, easy feeling from last night motivated me to clean out my closet as promised. In thirty minutes time, I accumulated a pile of clothes that is waist high and the width of a the closet doorway. Boy was the dust flying this afternoon!

Side note: Am I the only mother out there that still has to cross my legs when I sneeze for fear of "leaking"? I know that is common when you are pregnant, but what about after pregnancy? Is this just a thing that I'm going to have live with for the rest of my life?

Most of the clothes that I have added to the donation pile were accumulated prior to me getting married, over 5 years ago. It was interesting to reminisce over the various my Disney shirts that have embroidery down the front...or those favorite outfits that I wore every week to work until they just look worn out...or even the denim dress that I wore to take our engagement pictures. Even though it is nice to think back over the years, I look forward to the shopping that will be done and the future those clothes will hold. I'm thankful God to be able to donate to people in need, and to have the money to replace them.

Now, hopefully, Richard will think the closet looks as bare as I do! I've already found some items that I want to shop for!


Sean, Brenda, Grace and Maggie Cornish said...

HA!! I find it ironic that your pile was "waste high" instead of "waist high"!

"Wish you were hear!"

Love ya,

Missy said...

I'm going to fix that! Did I mention that my finger sensation is still not the same? I'm going to blame it on the typing!