Dun Dun Dun! Donate

Saw this post come thru my inbox.

 

Freecycle.org
WANTED: household items

Looking for any sort of household item from dishes and what knots to
pictures and decorative items also needed lawn care items like a good
mower and weed-eater. Thanks so much

 

And I thought “Hmmm, I just know I have some stuff sitting around.   I’ll go look.”   Boy, did I!!!!

Sheets, a few towels, a hamper, things that I thought I was out of and just bought more…. (paper towels, cleaning wipes, dish soap) on and on!

First thing was, 2 brand new twin sheet sets!    I just got rid of BOTH twin beds, so why do I still have the sheets??

A hamper, that I didn’t even remember I had, until last Monday.

slob, humor, basket

Buh-bye big, bulky basket!

Food that has sat in the pantry closet, since I moved in here, 7 whole months!!     {I totally forget there’s even a closet there, I just think “Oh, that’s a nice mirror, to reflect my gorgeous purple laundry hamper!”}    Don’t worry, I purged the expired stuff!!

slob, humor, pantry full of food

That’s a lot of food, to have forgotten I had!!

I finally got down on PP’s little stool and looked under the kitchen cabinet.   It was scary under there, Gary!

slob, humor, cleaning wipes

I did have cleaning wipes! Wow!! My memory had just been wiped clean.

So.much.stuff!!

Dun dun dun- donate!!

And here is the final result.

slob, humor, donation

Please ignore all baby stuff in background, and material. Just look at the stuff on the floor in the foreground!             A donation mountain!!    The lady, Debbie, is gonna be so happy!!

Easy?? Easy for You to Say

Nony, from a SlobComesClean, always says, “Start with the Easy Stuff”.

But, what’s the “Easy Stuff”??

Stella from Purfylle answered that very well.  Please go read her post, AFTER you finish mine!

I was already planning this post, when I saw hers.  So, I asked her for permission to share.

She lists 5 categories of stuff that are easy to start with, with 6 sub-categories of #5.

Here’s how I’m doing with that.

 I sat sulkily on my sofa, (read bed), staring at stuff.  I wanted to do SOmething, but what?  There wasn’t any trash (that I could see from my seat).  But, did I get up and go see for sure??  Nope, that would require actually moving.  And I just wanted to sit, and sulk, and stare at the stuff.  

built in dresser

Built-in Dresser

Okay, this is a cheat pic, from before I moved in.  Sheesh, you guys are so hard on me!

My nice 8 drawer dresser sits empty, while a mountain of junk nice stuff sits on top.  That ain’t right, y’all.

But, it’s my truth.  I wanna be a recovered slob, but I’m far from it yet.  

If I would just get up, and pick 1 thing, and put it away, I’d probably be motivated to do another, then another.

Alas, we may never know, since I chose to come over here to Sweet Friend’s house and blog about it, rather than actually, ya know, do it.   sigh

Reblogged

I was re-blogged!!  I’m so utterly thrilled right now, I can’t even think straight, or hardly type!

Judith Barrows is officially my new best friend!!

She has a lovely blog named JudithBarrowBlog.com

Here is my post, re-blogged.

Material-mountain

Keeping a tight grip

Keeping a tight grip

Did I mention I was re-blogged???

haha

No, I’m not the least bit excited.  (Where oh WHERE can I find a sarcasm font???  Somebody PLEASE invent one, quickly!!)

Thanks you so much, Judith!! You are a wonderful friend!

Sincerely,

Melinda  AKA  Purpleslob

From Purple Slob to Clean Queen Well, maybe Princess? What's lower than that? Lady?

From Purple Slob to Clean Queen
Well, maybe Princess? What’s lower than that?
Lady?

 

Horsey Hallway

"Longing"

“Longing”

This beautiful original oil painting is hanging in my long hallway.  Brother hung it up when he moved in, under the hallway light, so it would be showcased.  Mama painted it from memory, of a pencil drawing Brother did when he was in school.  (We will skip over how many years ago that was!  You’re welcome.)

It’s titled “Longing”.  In person, you can actually see the longing in the horse’s eyes, and expression, for freedom.  Very poignant.

Sometimes, I long to be free of my slobbery.  It definitely fences me in, behind literal walls of stuff.

It keeps people from visiting me, because there is no place to sit, due to the laundry, or whatever, on every available flat surface.

When someone is brave enough to visit, and they’re persistent enough to tunnel out a place to sit, they’re usually uncomfortable.  Chaos is uncomfortable.  Our minds seek order. Even if I say it doesn’t bother me to live in such a slobby mess;  sometimes, it does get to me.  And, I despair of ever digging out of the mess.

So, I make stabs at it, here and there.  Last Tuesday, Mama came over and we decluttered, and she organized some, in my bedroom.  (Alert- future post.)

But, overall, what difference did it make?  Sure, I can look around and see carpet now, where I couldn’t before.  And sure, now I can actually see the table top.  And my shirts are actually hanging in my closet.  (GASP- I heard that!)

But, I still have so much to do, and so far to go.  Why do anything, really???

That’s what my slob brain says.  But my “wants to be a cleanie” brain says, “Don’t give up! There’s hope! Keep on doing something!”

I realize I may never be a cleanie, after all, I’ve been a slob for 54 years now.  But, I’m gonna keep on chippin away at the mountain.

Who knows?  Someday, maybe  I’ll be company ready without a 3 day marathon of cleaning!

And when that happens, you’ll be the first to know.  Promise.