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Every six months or so, when we move from one place to another, I do the Toss Out. You know, where you go through every closet, cabinet, drawer, and bin in the place and get rid of things you don’t really need, things you haven’t used in a year, stained and torn clothing, etc.
Just how much can two people accumulate in just six months? Um, about 12 bags full. See:
And then there was a pesky mouse in the pantry, too. So, I had to pull everything out of the cabinet under the sink, and get everything out of the pantry that a mouse could chew into. What a pain in the arse!!
This whole cleaning out of stuff has taken me a whole week to do, and I am not finished yet. I still have one drawer under my seat at the dinette, that has to be sorted through. I have saved that one for last, though, because I know it will be an even bigger pain in the arse–it is my “office” drawer, where I keep all my papers, office supplies, things to be filed, things I need to keep track of.
Like, a big wad of business cards, little pieces of paper with people’s phone numbers, email addresses, and mailing addresses that I have intended to put in a little photo album to be able to keep up with them,…….
Thought I was just kidding, didn’t you?
In the middle of all this, it started to snow, so I had to go out and drive around a bit to take some pictures:
I did get back to the job at hand, and have finished most of it, except of course for that drawer. I will have to wait until I get to a town to be able to buy a little album for those business cards, but it is at the TOP of my list of things to do in the future. Right up there with buying some extra mouse traps to keep on hand.
So, now, the trailer is looking good! See:
A nice clean, neat kitchen counter. I’m gonna bake that pumpkin and make a souffle!
My closet hasn’t been so neat in years!
In two days, we’ll head out to Alabama. The trip is about 1800 miles, and will take us about a week. The trailer is about 200 pounds lighter. Maybe we won’t buy a bunch of stuff over the winter to fill it up again.