Saturday, May 23, 2009

Day 54- Donation Dunce

A few months ago I had a bit of an organizing/decluttering bug and I bagged up a bunch of stuff to donate to charity. I'm sure that no one here is shocked that I didn't follow through, so now I have 12 garbage bags full of 'stuff' in my way. A normal person would have taken them to the thrift store by now but I'm still drowning in bags. I try to justify it by saying that I wouldn't be able to fit them all in my van with my kids, but that argument has quite a few holes.

I actually love to give things away. I love the feeling of knowing that I have that much more space in my house once something is gone. I love selling something on Craigslist and using that money for something I really want. I love being able to walk into my laundry room without hopping over more than one obstacle. It's the little things... Unfortunately the urge to purge AND the follow through doesn't happen very often.

I'm getting brave and setting a goal for myself... hopefully I'll stick to it and everyone can make fun of my unbrushed hair and dirty pajama pants if I don't- deal?

My goal is to get the donation bags TO the thrift store. For extra credit I can make a few bags of nice kids' clothes for the consignment store. I'm not going to put too much weight on that chore though. Especially since I've already put so much weight on my thighs... darn drumsticks. Hopefully this very short chore list will actually work! I don't want to set my sights too high because I'm starting the Simplify 101 class on Tuesday and don't know what the class will 'expect' of me... I may have my hand full with that already!

If you see me out and about in town smack me upside the head if I don't have donation bags with me, then smack me again if I look like that mom that I promised I'd never become, which I probably will. I apologize in advance if I smack you back because I had forgotten about this little agreement.

What have YOU been avoiding forever? Am I in this boat alone? Post the chore you've been putting off in the comments, and maybe we can inspire each other! Or maybe we can chip in for a housekeeper...

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