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07 November 2006 @ 12:45 am
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Compelled to clean the bathroom for some strange reason.
I don't know why, but there is always tons of dust in that room. It seems to accumulate faster than any other room, including other humid rooms like the guest bathroom or kitchen. It gets so bad you can't really dust it.. you have to just take some wet cleaner and wash it off. Did that...
Tub& toilet still need to be scrubbed.
Aside from the piles and piles of toiletries, that room is starting to look pretty good.

I'm really liking the direction the guest bedroom is going in as well.

We've been living in this house for years and years, and it's just now starting to look like a house. I mean.. we still have boxes of crap that we never unpacked. And not nessesarily things that we could put in storage. I mean.. We have shelves and shelves of tabletop RPGs we never play anymore, but the stuff in boxes are like.. toys and crap. A lot of my stuff from college, too. I'm slowly starting to throw a lot of that stuff away.

In retrospect, all the pens, pencils, paper, folders, etc seem like a massively huge waste of money. I'm not using any of that stuff anymore, and just throwing it away.
I eventually felt bad and put all my old index cards to use.
I now use them to make lists. Grocery lists, cleaning lists, etc. It really helps me to have the list sitting on the counter reminding me what I need to do. More often than not, I only get one or two things off the list done, but it's still there reminding me what I still need to do.

We're getting rid of things, but the house is still feeling very cluttered. I will never have one of those model TV homes where everything has a place, and most everything has a place out of sight. It's nice to look at those homes, but I never feel AT home in places like those. It's too pristine and perfect. I do need some clutter. I'm a packrat. I love cute PVC anime figures, and I love statuettes, maquettes, statues, etc. I love Akuma's dragons, and I would never want them to be hidden away somewhere. But other stuff, I think I can part with. I know I'm a fickle creature, and I will grow out of these things eventually. I remember I was on a pokemon kick for a while because pikachu was very cute :O I am no longer on a pokemon kick. It is still cute, but I don't feel like looking at it all the time.. so a lot of the pokemon toys are in boxes places. I dont' know what to do with them all.
I mean, over the years, we have become less and less excessive with these passing fads and obsessions, but we still accumulate a lot of junk.

Ugh, I don't know. I'm still compelled to clean, but I hate parting with things I dont' feel I've gotten my full money's worth out of yet. Some of the stuff we have, I think we have.. others, I don't know..

I also don't like throwing away things that are perfectly fine. If it's not broken, there doesn't seem much of a point in getting rid of it.. but a lot of times it'll just sit in a box or closet. Like computer stuff! We replace monitors, systems, etc to upgrade when some things are still perfectly fine. I'm glad we have these flat panel monitors, though. I really couldn't imagine just hanging onto one of the huge heavy old box style monitors until it went out. But I think you need to call for a special kind of trash pickup on those because of the tubes in them or somthing O..o
I don't know. But we've had two computer monitors, part of a computer, and a perfectly good paper shredder just sitting around for years now :O

When will the madness end?
 
 
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Leica 麗香pinkspider on November 7th, 2006 02:31 pm (UTC)
You might consider selling all the pokemon items on ebay, maybe in one big lot. That stuff tends to sell pretty well, especially in large lots.
HIDE your facekyonomiko on November 7th, 2006 10:14 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I've thought of ebaying some stuff before, but I don't think I've ever set up my account for seller. I've heard so many nightmares from people trying to sell stuff on there. I just buy stuff XD
Leica 麗香pinkspider on November 9th, 2006 04:27 am (UTC)
It's not bad selling at all.. well things can happen but I think it's much more risky to be the buyer, since you're the one who has sent money and could have the merchandise denied after paying. I've had lots of bad experiences buying, but not selling. Anyway, just learn from the experiences of other people's nightmares, to avoid anything going wrong. ~.^
Jeff: cosmicmonsterscosmicmonster on November 7th, 2006 02:43 pm (UTC)
Oh, no. I'm a packrat, too. But isn't it great when you need something bizarre and actually have a replacement you've kept "just in case." Like you bust a piece of trim on the wall and you'll never find the exact same design again, but lucky you, you saved all the scraps from the original restoration 10 years ago and you can fix it now? You probably do that with material. Junk also becomes sentimental to me once I've had it long enough. I have boxes of schoolwork I did in third grade, but it's like throwing myself away? I guess I'm just saying I understand your pain. :p

If I can sell it on eBay then I'm fine, but I have stuff that nobody buys when I put it up. I can't just throw it away. You want an original Star Trek TNG Klingon Halloween costume for kids 10 - 14? It's still in box. XD
HIDE your facekyonomiko on November 7th, 2006 10:11 pm (UTC)
Wow :O Klingons! haha

I have been throwing away all my old schoolwork. I used to hang onto it. I used to hang on to notes, etc, too. I had one from a girl that was always really mean to me in school. It was towards the end of the year, and she gave it to me appologizing for all the times she picked on me. No one else EVERY appologized for beating me up or pulling my hair or knocking me over or calling me names. :O

But, to the trash with all that. I'm 26 now. I still remember those things. And while I know I've forgotten things over the years, and sometimes seeing those little things remind me of stuff that had happened in the past.. I'm starting to look at it this way.
Junk like that.. if it was significant enough for me to keep, it's significant enough to have made me who I am today. So I can throw some of it away. I know I'll never throw out my old elementary school yearbooks.. but I don't need to keep my classwork, etc. I can't get the packrat out of me, but I'm starting to be able to toss some of that crap away. I know I won't be rid of all of it, but if I can get it in small enough boxes that I can hide it away forever without taking up too much space, I'll be fine XP
JennyBunnyj_buns on November 7th, 2006 03:05 pm (UTC)
craigslist! that way they can be used by soiemone when they're no longer useful to you!...plus, you may even get a little $ out of it ^^