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Will the clutter Ever END: Still making money on my junk

February 19th, 2006 at 07:51 pm

Tore through the basement over the weekend finding boxes that can't be used for moving (too big, too broken, too dirty) and took them for recycling. Snagged all of the copper piping that has been sitting in a box since who knows how when and recycled that, too. $1/lb. in our area.
Books that were listed on half.com for $1 and have been there for a month, I've taken off my listings and will donate to the library and friends. No money made, but goodwill from the universe created. Wink
I never knew a house could get so dirty. I have been out of commission for about 3 months for pregnancy-related sickness/fatigue and decided it was high time to DUST! What a mess. I went through all of the windowsills, most of the woodwork in the house and wiped down almost every flat surface that dared to get in my path! I was a maniac. The mirrors were polished, even the kitchen and bathroom fixtures. Mopped the basement and cleaned the shower downstairs. My house is feeling loved and sparkly and I'm just glad it's finally getting done.
The weekend also included a few home improvement projects, so I set myself down to learn how to grout. There were areas in our bathroom floor tile that had been taken up that needed to be re-affixed and grouted, so off to the home improvement store I went. After affixing the loose tiles, I had to wait until they dried before using a sponge to spread in the new grout. To be honest, I was quite terrified of this project, because I didn't want to screw it up, but it actually looks quite nice.
The garage still needs some sprucing up/organizing/de-cluttering, but I think I'll wait until the weather gets a bit warmer.
I look around at all that we have and I just can't believe how lucky we've been in our lives. I am so very grateful and I couldn't have done it without the angels in my life.
I'm still pursuing some educational possibilities to increase my income long-term and will start carrying this quote with me that I picked up from "Secrets of Six-Figure Women":

"Every blade of grass has an angel that bends over it and whispers: Grow! Grow!" - Talmud

Till the next time,
Jorge

3 Responses to “Will the clutter Ever END: Still making money on my junk”

  1. PrincessPerky Says:

    I daily struggle with the clutter!

    hope the pregnancy is going better.

  2. contrary1 Says:

    I moved 4 months ago & got rid of the clutter in the process. Truckloads of clutter. Thank goodness for freecycle!
    Now, I'm a terror if anyone dares to bring stuff inside the house (or any of the outbuildings too). I know the rule..........if you close the door on clutter, it multiplies!!! Smile

  3. jorge Says:

    How true! Ironically, we're moving in about 4 1/2 months, so maybe I should sign up with freecycle again. The emails got to be too much, but maybe it's worth another try.
    Pregnancy is going Much better - thank you for the kind words. Smile

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