I spent the past 2 days ripping apart every closet in my apartment.
It started because I had to go through the den closet to make space for the baby’s clothes. If that closet fell off the side of the house I dont think I would have missed ONE THING that was inside it!
Mahoot Outfits from Elephant training camp in Thailand on my honeymoon, Non-HD DVD’s from when my husband was single(which he would never deign to watch again), Blue Ray DVD’s from when that was around, BOXES OF WIRES. BOXES OF RECEIPTS from 2006 when I got married, thank you notes I never sent out, about 10-20 Ikea Ribba Frames, broken wedding gifts that I always planned to “have fixed,” a pile of my nephew’s clothes from when he slept over 3 years ago, broken toys, extra wallpaper…
Well…. you guys get the idea. An entire closet filled completely with crap.
After that I went on a cleaning frenzy… Hit the front hall closet, the storage unit, Cookie’s room and last- my room.
I threw out(giving away) 4 or 5 coats from about 7 years ago, shoes from college, jeans that are 3 sizes too big and 3 sizes too small…. Buckets full of clothes from H&M that turned into crap within 3 washings…
You get the idea.
(I come from a long line of hoarders… the other day I was in my mom’s house and I was in her basement looking for some of my paintings from high school and college. I opened her big boiler room closet and the place looked like a time capsule from 1985. Do you know what the most handy, easily accessible thing was in the entire closet? A small pink boom box from the 80′s with a TAPE DECK that wouldn’t stay closed. When I suggested she throw it out or at least move it someplace else, she said – why the kids will use it! Its this mentality… thinking you might one day need everything, that turns people into hoarders. My husband, on the other hand, says “When in doubt- throw it out!”)
Are you a saver or a tosser?
In other news, I think the baby could be coming soon. Like, real soon. Contractions, VERY STRONG ONES, were keeping me up all night.
Keep your fingers crossed for me!