So the TX room project...
The story begins long, long ago when my sister used to bribe me with 7 month old Easter candy to clean her room. I always thought I got the better end of the deal since a.) I got candy b.) I was able to organize her stuff so it was easier for me to find & borrow. My sister got married in 2005, thus a pile addict married a stuff spreader (I'm not telling who is who). They've lived in their house about three years & their computer room became the catch-all for both piles & stuff spreading. They wanted to clean out the room & make it a playroom, but also knew that simultaneously trying to convince the other person to de-stuff, de-spread & de-pile might not be a good idea, so that's where I came in. I got real food this time & not just old Easter candy. Win!
I gave them a list of questions to start thinking about last week, and both were ready to dig in a clean out! They were extremely motivated to get the project done & I only had to pull out the drill sergeant card a few times. They did a great job! Even the cat got in on some of the fun.
First, the results by the numbers since I really like numbers-
- 3 full bags of stuff to the trash
- 2 bins of recycling (mostly paper)
- 1 large bag of Goodwill donations
- 3 items listed in Craigslist
- 1 large box of books to go to Half Price Books
- 3 recycled electronics items
- 2 Best Buy buy-backs
- 1 nasty broken chair to the trash!