Mudcat Café message #3891856 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #161248   Message #3891856
Posted By: wysiwyg
02-Dec-17 - 11:55 AM
Thread Name: Declutter & Fitness - Clearing Out the House
Subject: RE: Declutter & Fitness - Clearing Out the House
Acme, thanks for the Roebic update. Great use of it.

The job now is not weather dependent-- identify/package purgeables, and trash/recycle weekly w household trash/recycling. There's room here to hold donations til weather and schedule and strength coinicide-- as they did yesterday, when 5 small book boxes went to the accessible-entrance library.

To top off the last book box, I had to venture into a second rooom's bookcase, and surprised myself at the ratio of Purge/Maybe Keep; I had thought those would be mostly Def Keep... but nope! Away 60% went-- painlessly. Half the shelf is already done, because I grabbed another box and Hardi was available to carry them down to join the two brought down earlier. (There's a downstairs table where 2-3 donation smalls can sit until transit, plus more space I created upstairs).

Perhaps the book equation is different in light of Kindle technology, and knowing who is getting some of the categorized items also helps-- I have another 5 categorized boxes, almost ready to deliver/media-ship.

This is very encouraging when I contemplate more shelves yet to confront: the feeling of being overwhelmed is disappearing because I do know, now, how I can handle those areas.

Thursday, I rearranged another upstairs space slightly-- which improved that space as well as opening access to a closet to store more packed items out of the way. Half its contents can flow to Ohio now, into the linen closet shelves I added-- away from annually-invading barn rays and into the space for instant decor when our king bed moves south. So that box will be packed next.