Monday, August 5, 2013
Purging the Woodies
When I was a kid, I used to routinely clean my room with garbage bags which would get hauled into the barn. Whatever I figured I had out grown was tossed in those bags. Barbies, puzzles, crayons, you name it. GONE.
You would think I would have out grown that.
No, not by a long shot.
Today I am stepping over piles in my home office as I decided another purge was in order.
On the chopping block are woodies (as in wooden stamps in case you are confused) and several drawers full of "alterable items" which also might be labeled junk. Don't worry, it's all going to a good home. They sort stuff like that out at the second hand store and someone will think they won lotto!
Not to mention the dogs and cats at the Potsdam Animal Shelter benefit from the profit.
I just can't hold on to stuff that is dusty and hasn't been used for a while. Too much stuff makes me feel like I'm heavy and can't move!
I did read a great article on it today that convinced me I wasn't too nuts. Check it out if you have a minute.
I do have a goal in mind. I'm working on another piece of furniture. It's not huge, but was something THE MAN and I built when we were first married to house our CDs and VHS. Since pretty much everything in our house has gone digital, it's up for grabs as far as extra storage.
I can't wait to paint it black and distress it a bit to match the rest of my furniture!
Happy Monday! Hope yours was great as mine is winding down to a close.