First of all, a big yay to me for getting past 200 posts. When I first started this blog back in January, I worried I was going to run out of things to say. But I haven't run out of opinions and I have my group of readers. I'm pleased with myself for sticking with this.
Tonight is going to be short. I have spent the last three days cleaning out my basement (with my husband's help). My thighs are killing me from trucking boxes and junk up and down stairs. Our garage is full of old notes from high school and university, old obsolete textbooks, various keepsakes which no longer spark any memories and expired baby gear. A dumpster will be coming to get rid of it all.
We have another pile full of things we'll be selling off at a garage sale next spring or via eBay. It's a big triumph for decluttering and lets us move on to the next phase which is reducing the amount of toy clutter upstairs. I've been rotating toys in and out of the play areas but the bins are being stored in our bedroom. Not ideal for creating a comfortable retreat for the adults.
I've never gotten a satisfied feeling from tidying up but purging clutter does give me an aura of triumphant satisfaction. One I'll be sure to enjoy once I stop hurting and get some sleep.