Sunday, May 06, 2012
I have been trying to clear out my house for 2 years now since I can no longer afford it. This weekend I had some huge success. I cleared out an entire car load of electronic gear and took it to recycling. I also cleared out the files from a huge stack of old hard drives. I saved them when we upgraded computers or when one failed always putting off the task for "one day".
Today the library is taking donations for their fundraising book sale. I have cleared out most of my basement and have filled the back seat of my car to the ceiling and floor. After this blog I am heading there to unload.
These are just two of the items I have been carrying on my life. The next two weeks I am focusing on getting as much cleared out as possible. I am going to Denver on the 19th for a week.
Now for my Failures. I have been eating ice cream every night. I just get this compulsion I have to have it. Even on days where I have been eating great I blow it with ice cream. I really wish I could fix my brain.
Goals for this week. No Ice Cream. Exercise at least a little each day. Work on the house clean out each day.
Part of my problem with the clean out is my brain as well. It is tough to get started because it is so overwhelming the volume of stuff to be cleared out and gone through. I get started in one room and then a.d.d. drags me from point to point.
I'll give you an example. I started cleaning sun room and came across some books so I took the books down to the basement where the bookshelves are. I started packing books for the sale, taking the first box out to the car I pass by my old truck tool box(it has been sitting there for like 7 years) I think I should put the box out for free on the curb. Opening the box and there is stuff in there so I clean it out and put the tool box at the curb. Back to book packing. The next box I start packing from basket my daughter put in the basement before going to live with her mom last summer at the bottom are dvds. I decide to look in the video cabinet for any more I can donate well that side tracks me into going through all the vhs tapes keeping only the disney ones. I am determined so I get myself back on track packing books. I get two more boxes in the car and decide to eat lunch. Well that side tracked me to the computer. I then worked a few hours cleaning off old hard drives. The books come back into mind and I get back on task. One more box and I still need more so I stop for the night. This morning I locate two more boxes and continue my task. Oops, I notice out of the corner of my this stuff in the corner that belongs to my ex, she said I could get rid of it and so I side track to that. My trash can is now full so that can no longer be worked on this puts me back to my book task. I finally finish packing the boxes full and get them into the car.
OMG! My original task was clean the sun room and it is not really even started.
Sorry if I bored you but I had to get some this out. Maybe I made some people laugh.