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Spring Cleaning Time

Tuesday, March 02, 2021

I will be honest - I really didn't do much deep cleaning last fall. So...especially since I just had a week where I couldn't bend my head down, it's time to start my spring cleaning. It's starting slow - I am still working on my bedroom. I think all my stuff had babies in the dark.

My Mom was in her house for 60 years before we moved her to an assisted living place. It was a three bedroom bungalow with a basement and a 1.5 car garage. At it's fullest, there were 6 of us living there. At the end, it was just Mom. All the closets had her stuff in them.

Mom first started calling me in a panic; she couldn't find her checkbook. I realized how much stuff was in the house just looking for the checkbook. One of the things I came across was mortgage payment receipts. The house had been paid off in the early '80s. Mom - you don't need to keep these. Thank goodness I started when I did. Otherwise the move would really have been overwhelming.

Remembering this, I don't want my girls to have to go through a mountain of things when something happens to me. So, I keep this in mind as I go through my stuff. Onward and upward...!
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  • JUSTJ2014
    Less is More to me. Less to clean More time for LOVE emoticon
    45 days ago
    I start and stop, depending on what is going on in my life.
    Taking care of the little details at the time beats looking at
    a huge task down the road.
    47 days ago
    I try to get rid of stuff now and then so my kids don't have to
    48 days ago
    I just rehabed at my mothers house and I am dreading going through it so much stuff!
    48 days ago
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