August 2019, declutter club

Discussion in 'The Declutter Club' started by luludou, Aug 1, 2019.

  1. luludou

    luludou Well-Known Member

    Michelle, good luck :)
    DH brought back MORE stuff from the construction site he is at yesterday:rolleyes:
    I told DS last night that I want his stuff out before the baby comes and that his dad is preventing me from bringing it to him, so ds will come by and pick up his stuff himself :)
    He should meet the guy at the vehicule office today so that the sale gets finalized and that'll declutter the driveway (one less car!)
     
  2. horsemama

    horsemama Member

    Sweetpumpkinpye - thank you!

    I moved an old filing cabinet out to the garage to donate. I was trying to put all the photo albums in the hall bookcase, but some of them are too tall. So, I may have to transfer the pages to other notebooks, or find another place for the photo albums. This winter I think I'll take on combining/thinning my parents photos. You know, how many pictures do I need of the lilac in bloom, storm clouds, etc.

    I inherited everything when my Mom passed. I've purged a lot, but she had so much. She had 8 or 9 quilts in process. Do I want to finish them or toss them? I've started a 'to be shredded' box for most of her journals and scrapbooks. I of course take out any family history stories or items first. These scrapbooks aren't family photos, they're just magazine articles/pictures pasted into notebooks. They're interesting, but take up so much space. There's a lot of old and interesting things...sewing booklets, crochet patterns from the 20s (my Grandma) and 50s (my Mom). I'll keep a couple and see if my sisters want any, the others I'll donate.

    Going thru my Mom's stuff makes me think about things I've been hanging on to...and rethink what I'm keeping.
     
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  3. Miss JoDee

    Miss JoDee Well-Known Member

    Did really well today. Finished up going through the last 2 bins belonging to DH. DH load the car and I took even more stuff off some shelves. We hopped in and drove out to Good Will. Dropped it off and went to Menards. Had a list and DH started in about not having to get so much and actually shopping. He grumbled through it and after we got home I realized he need to eat. Never again will I take that man shopping without him eating first! Once we were home and ate he was fine. I went outside to test the gutter guard we bought and once I was done and put things away he showed up. I asked him why he came out and he said I heard you go outside. He was checking up on me. Tomorrow is suppose to be sunny until about 3 so I am going to the garage early and going through the Christmas decor. Sigh, it will be hard to do some of it but it must be done. I shall allow others to creating a cozy Christmas with my decor.

    We purchase closet doors, paint and metal strips to but on garage door. I still need to find the right gutter guards and ceiling tiles. Home Depot here I come.
     
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  4. Ahorsesoul

    Ahorsesoul Santa's Elves

    So you think someone in the quilt world would want them? Or the sewing teaching at one of the schools?
     
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  5. horsemama

    horsemama Member

    Ahorsesoul, there might be a quilt group at a church that would take completed quilt squares to use. I could look into that. I don't know about the schools. I don't think they teach anything like quilting. There was a quilting group in my county...I could look them up, maybe they'd know. Thanks for the thought.
     
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  6. luludou

    luludou Well-Known Member

    Car has left the driveway last night! (sold)
     
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  7. Miss JoDee

    Miss JoDee Well-Known Member

    DH was out of gas after working so hard the last 3 days. I was low but pushed through it. I got through all the Christmas box and then some. I must admit I did better than I thought when I went through it last year. I did keep only a few snowman themed items and my small Christmas village. Since I know I am in here this Christmas I will use it one more time and then when packing away I will send a little more to charity.

    DH did a little down by the back deck. It will look nice when we gets that done. He doesn't know it but DS and DD are coming over on the Monday, his Birthday to help with the projects for his birthday gift. Hoping to get the front and side, and garage doors painted.
     
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  8. Lana

    Lana Well-Known Member

    I finally caught the neighbors outside and gave them 2 pairs of shoes that were brand new to their youngest daughter. She is actually getting ready to go into that size they said. So they are out of here.
     
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  9. sweetpumkinpye

    sweetpumkinpye Well-Known Member

    you are most welcome.
     
  10. MinnieCo

    MinnieCo Well-Known Member

    Horsemama, I would definitely reach out to a quilting group. Quilters take their art seriously and love to pass along quilts to others. It might be something they can finish and donate to someone who will really enjoy it.
     
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  11. sweetpumkinpye

    sweetpumkinpye Well-Known Member

    August was a big decluttering month, lets see what we can do in September
     
  12. jampss

    jampss Well-Known Member

    When I was young, I loved to listen to my mother's 78 record of Meet Me in St Louis!!!
     

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