That is what is going on over here.. I have about half way cleared out the storage room.. After putting the Christmas decorations in the attic, I was able to start going through boxes.. 15 down and about 20-25 more to go.. Of the 15 that I've finished, I have 1 box of kept items and the rest has gone 1/2 in the trash and the other 1/2 to the donate pile.. A lot of the stuff I have been holding onto "for when I have a garage sale".. I have now come to the realization that is not going to happen any time soon; so I would rather someone be able to get some use out of it.
I still have a long way to go but this weekend I couldn't even walk in this room. :( Now I can at least get in there and move around.
The poor rocking chair has seen better days.. But hey, it is almost 40 years old.. My dad bought that for my mom when we were babies.. So it's a keeper; dear hubby will be restoring it for me. :)
This entire process has made me start thinking about sentimentality and why we hang on to the things we do.. A lot of the stuff that I have been hanging on to belonged to my mother... Most of these are things that will stay packed away like her clothes and every little piece of paper that she scratched on.. Going thru this stuff, I have come to realize that I do NOT want Hubby and the girls and my sis to have to deal with this stuff later on just because I couldn't let go... So, that is my focus this go around with the "storage".. to "Let Go" of the majority of it all.. I have to admit; I do feel better. I didn't realize how stressful and physically draining it is to have so much clutter around. Even though it was hidden away, it was definitely not a case of "Out of sight, Out of mind".
Anywho... I have a little less than 3 weeks to get the room cleared out, painted, and all set up.. Hubby still has no idea about his surprise. :)
I have some swap pics and new creations to share with you all.. I'll try to get them uploaded tomorrow..