Spidey’s Serene Sunday – Part 285 – The Big Clearout

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Never put off til tomorrow, what you could do today. Actually, you should have done it yesterday!

Proverb, edited by Ritu

Well, thank you, Spidey!

You’ve caught me in the midst of a HUGE clear out.

So big, we’re gonna need a skip.

Extremely needed because we have work that needs doing around the house, and the less stuff we have, to move, the better.

Wardrobes that need dismantling, books, CDs, DVDs that need selling or giving away.

Attic filled with junk that needs to go, or be brought down.

The plan is that we get this place ship shape again, so we can put it on the market. Then finally get to the stage where we are able to find our forever home, with more space for the kids, and an office space for me/Hubby Dearest, too.

We’ve wanted to do this for ages, but you know what it’s like. You keep putting it off. We did get quotes for work, in February, then as Covid-19 took over, the whole thing got the breaks put on.

Even though school was open, I was in and out, especially the first couple of months. Should have been an ideal time to do this. But did I?

Nope. I was busy on the computer for work, then I just got down… and before I knew it I was back to school. And the last three weeks of the holiday? I have been writing, but hesitating to do these things. Hubby has been working from home, so it’s hard for him to stop, and do things too.

Stupid, stupid me.

But at least we finally started, yesterday. Aand Hubby Dearest has the week off, too, so here’s hoping we get more done that we need to!

Emptied Lil Man’s wardrobe, then had a good clear out of the room, dismantled his wardrobe, and installed a clothing rack for now.

FYI, the wardrobes in our bedrooms are all on their last legs, hence the dismantling, plus, they are too heavy to just move, so we can paint the walls behind, so it’s better to get them out, now.

Maybe we’ll get so sick of the rails that we’ll get the house on the market quicker, and end at our new house destination sooner than we thought!

Wish us luck!

So… tell me, what do you need to do TODAY, that you keep putting off?

So… tell me, what do know you just need to do, not procrastinate over?

38 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jennie
    Aug 17, 2020 @ 12:00:43

    Hooray! It is sooo hard to get started on big projects, but it feels good to get the work done. Keep us posted on the progress, Ritu.

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  2. Rae Longest
    Aug 17, 2020 @ 03:37:19

    Big job! I wouldn’t move for anything; not necessarily because I love my house so much but because it’s so much trouble to move!

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  3. OIKOS™-Publishing
    Aug 16, 2020 @ 20:51:44

    Hello Sis! Seems you are busy, as always. Dont hurr too much.Thank you for remembering me on some things i have also to do around the house.I still have to put in a new chimney door and plaster the chimneys.;-) Means some work for me, but much more for them have to clean after my work. Lol
    Wish you and yours a wonderful week. Dont forget, the kids are in vacation. The parents have do more of the work. 😉 Michael

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  4. Erika
    Aug 16, 2020 @ 19:43:46

    I honestly live by this quote. It is a curse and a blessing… and the reason why I am only showing up now…lol. Happy Sunday, sis 💖

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  5. syl65
    Aug 16, 2020 @ 17:51:37

    I hope you can make lots of headway on the big clearout, Sister. I know it’s a giant task to tackle 💜

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  6. robbiesinspiration
    Aug 16, 2020 @ 16:57:37

    Well done, Ritu, on getting stuck into this. You’ll be glad when its done.

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  7. joylennick
    Aug 16, 2020 @ 16:06:35

    Always a hard task, Ritu. When we moved from the UK to Spain! Wowie…Then eight years ago, we sold our house here and now have an apartment, more decluttering…Who needs three… of everything! At present, it’s too hot and humid to do much at all. Good luck with everything. Always an exciting time! xx

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  8. John W. Howell
    Aug 16, 2020 @ 13:51:54

    We sold our house furnished so after the clean out we didn’t have to move furniture. Left with our personal stuff and that pretty much was it. Of course, we had to sleep on an air mattress for weeks but eventually, all was replaced. Good luck with the cleanout

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    • Ritu
      Aug 16, 2020 @ 14:20:52

      There are some bits we could leave, but others are beyond it, now… We’d rather get rid!
      But it’ll be all good. Looking at houses, trying to get everything!

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  9. willowdot21
    Aug 16, 2020 @ 12:23:42

    Good luck Sis 💜💜💜.

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  10. Darlene
    Aug 16, 2020 @ 12:03:33

    A huge project. Good luck. We had to do something similar when we moved to Spain 5 years ago. So much work but worth it.

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  11. April Munday
    Aug 16, 2020 @ 09:53:34

    I admire you for being so active in the heatwave we’ve just had. I spent two days trying to move as little as possible.

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  12. jenanita01
    Aug 16, 2020 @ 09:24:00

    Reblogged this on Anita Dawes & Jaye Marie ~ Authors.

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  13. jenanita01
    Aug 16, 2020 @ 09:23:45

    To answer your question, Ritu… just about everything!
    So the next few weeks are going to be a little busy, once I get started, that is!

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  14. TanGental
    Aug 16, 2020 @ 08:09:52

    I dread when we decide we should move. It will be a nightmare

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    • Ritu
      Aug 16, 2020 @ 08:45:42

      My parents have been contemplating… They have a lifetime of stuff to safe through. Mum seems to have been constantly ‘sorting things out’ the last few years… It seems never ending.
      And doesn’t help when one is a sentimental person, either. I’m going to have to be strong….

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