#78: Precious moments figure. It was given to my oldest when he was born, as part of a "train" where you get one each year. But he didn't get the first part of the train, and he didn't get any other pieces either. And since my oldest is a boy, he's just not into breakable collectable items.
#79: Muffy Vanderbear with her Birthday dress on.
#80: Muffy's rocking chair that she was sitting in.
#81: A double picture frame that stands up. It holds 2 2"x3" pictures. Since I am a scrapping girl, I'm not very likely to have small pictures like that lying around.
#82-#85: 4 Thomas Guide books for various areas, from the 1996-1998 Era. We now both have GPS including smart phones with real-time GPS. GONE!
#86: One Big huge bag of clothes from boys' rooms.
#87: One big huge bag of toys from boys' rooms.
I decided to not count the huge bag of trash that I was able to fill up with old and broken toys from the boys' rooms. Only stuff that could go to another home is being counted.
We worked on my oldest's room on Sunday, finished my youngest's room on Saturday, and he was quick to point out that it was his brother's turn to have to work. His brother is better about organzing, although apparently he had been storing anything and everything in an old lego box. So when I picked it up the bottom fell out and he now had a huge mountain of junk to go through.
So what made it such a great weekend? Considering that we were gone from 2-8pm last night and I was gone from 8-3pm on Saturday, a lot still got done. This is because my darling husband, without any coaching, pushing, or nagging on my part, was the one who decided it was time to go through their closets. He deals with getting them dressed in the morning and he does all the laundry. So he knows firsthand how many extra clothes each of them had and how stuffed the dresser drawers were. He said he had wanted to do it for awhile, but had never gotten around to it. While I was at my meeting on Saturday, not only did they go through the closets and dressers, but they also hauled everything to donation center and dropped it off. And I didn't know any of this until I got home and it was already done!
Now, he has yet to go through his side of the closet, and that would be the only remaining closet in the house, beside the one with all the Christmas decorations in it, that still needs to be purged. I just wish I had more time to work on it. I'm gone from 6am to 5pm Monday through Friday, and this week there are two nights in which I have obligations at night. Throw in my walking/running regimen to still try and do my marathon on March 21st, and it really only leaves the weekends. I was very unexcited about the SuperBowl party that we went to, because I was really itching to be at home in my jammies organizing in between the big plays and funny commercials! It really did help that hubby and the kids did the closets though!!