Saturday I spent the day in and out of the closets at my mom's house. I completely cleaned out the closet in my old room. It was mostly stuff I had outgrown, clothes and toys and stuff. I threw out a lot of stuff I had no idea why I'd kept...stuff I'd had at the OLD house that hadn't found a home outside of a box since we moved. I bagged up four garbage bags of clothes to donate to Goodwill. I even donated some books to the YoungLife garage sale that's going on next Saturday. Then?
Ugh. Then. I had to tackle the hall closet, which was where they jammed everything from my old room when they cleaned it out to make it Mom's office. Blargh. I haven't even come close to finishing that...it go so overwhelming that I just quit and we went to the new house to paint. But I did sort through my two bookshelves that were in there, chose some books to part with for the garage sale, and re-shelved the rest. I have to go back on Tuesday (my mom's birthday!) to finish.
Here's the thing, though...My parents have tons of storage space in the top floor of their garage. Way more than at the old house. So...my mom is letting me keep my stuff up there until we have enough room to get it out of there...or until we get a storage unit. A storage unit probably won't happen. But she asked me to put it all in totes. Do you know how infuriating it is to pack books into plastic totes? Have you ever SEEN a square tote? Me either. They're all rounded corners and tapered walls...it's gonna get messy.
And on top of that? I have every issue of Nintendo Power since #20. Since I was, like, six. They're now on issue #271. So...Where does one put 250 back issues of a magazine he doesn't intend to get rid of? Totes? Ugh...that's gonna be SO HEAVY! But...that's what this has been reduced to. Now...I just need some totes. Maybe I'll go shopping.
Oh, and after that? I have no idea what's in the OTHER HALF of the closet...I think it's mostly games and puzzles and stuff that's not mine...but I see another stack of books on the far side that has me WAY nervous...
You don't have any idea how relieved I'm going to be when this is over...