I have a new thing on my to-do list every weekend: purging. That is, getting rid of stuff that will not make the move with us. While we are technically moving to a bigger house, we still have to get rid of the unnecessary stuff that we have collected over the three years we have lived here (and some of it much, much longer).
I don’t want to leave all of it for late spring – it would be too monumental a task. I make it sound like I am a hoarder, which I’m not (although The Man thinks I am). We just have a basement with stuff in every closet, and The Boy has way too many toys (thanks to all of the many people who love and spoil him). We’ll be having a garage sale in the spring, but I will also donate whatever I can. It just needs to be gone.
I’m leaving the toys for last, because as you may have experienced, kids with autism tend to not want to give up their things, even if they haven’t used or played with them in six years. One has to be a bit sneaky at times, and even then it can come back to bite you (“Mom!!! I can’t find that green egg-shaped timer I had when I was four! Where IS it???”).
Today, I will turn to my own closets, which I do about every three months or so. But this time will be more critical, and I am in the right mood to rid myself of stuff that I will not wear again.
I think I’ll save the basement closets for next weekend…