I had a heck of a week professionally, and Paul didn't have a great one either. I think that is why we hit the ground running this morning and got LOTS done today, weeding out the house. We had great motivation - something along the lines of "Let's get out of here!".
I took on the computer room, weeding out the bookcase and miscellaneous junk. Piles of trash, books for the recycling store (2nd hand store) and give away/Salvation Army soon emerged. Paul, meanwhile, was lugging junk up from the basement for a dump run.
One pick up truck full of trash later, 4 cases of books (gee, you'd think we like to read or something), and 4 bags of give away to the Salvation Army later - and we felt like we had actually made some progress. The computer room is nearly done, except for the desk, and few other things (the book case is empty!). The basement is 75% done - with the Christmas pile that I dread going through, miscellaneous toys for give away and the "keep" corner. We even got an I-love-you package ready to send to the grandkids in Oregon!
We are more determined than ever to get the house ready asap. I admit that I had not felt the urgency, as I do now. With our jobs being a constant source of aggravation and more importantly s.t.r.e.s.s - it is more than time to hit the road!!! It is much easier now to pitch/give away things - the urgency to get out is helping with that issue for sure!
We have a list of to-do's, and a game plan in place. Our goal to put the house on the market is still March - which is a mere 6 weeks away. We have little time during the week, but we are trying to make the most of the weekends.
Up next, Paul plans to paint one of the bedrooms, and I will empty the closets. Packing up various precious items for keeping - we picked up 10 cardboard boxes today (on sale at .58 vs 2.50 each!). There are some little things that I can do each night, barring me getting home at 10 or 10:30 and then not having an ounce of energy to do anything after a 15 hour day! We also purchased a large plastic container for those beloved pictures that cannot be replaced.