Monday, August 31, 2015

College Mess

So what have I been doing? Trying to enjoy the boy being gone!
I so love seeing the floor.
He's been gone almost 2 weeks but it still feels as if there is much work to be done.
I need to get all the bins out from under Anna's bed and then cull as much as I can. I'm going to try and shift a lot of the things in DJ's room into Anna's. Or I may just get rid of his stuff too.
I love to donate everything I can to Goodwill and I also love to get "new" stuff there. It's more like borrowing from them.
But a quick tip for a college student, go to Goodwill or any thrift shop in a college town, you will hit the jackpot. I was shocked at how much of the stuff that college students needed for their dorm room was there. It would be more of a one stop shopping than going and getting it new. Don't forget if you have a student going into college next year, to start shopping now. Here is the complete list. And I used it this year again to inventory his stuff before we left.
OK, I'm going to stop talking and start dejunking.
Thrifty,
Sonya Ann


16 comments:

slugmama said...

I feel your pain. I still need to get under College Boy's bed and rake that out.
And my vacuum died so I need to get a new one so I can clean the carpets in 3 rooms. ugh.

Jenny Woolf said...

I have quite a few things to get rid of . Here in London parking is not that easy. Charity shops don't have car parks. But I have a place in mind. Washbasin, your days are numbered in my hallway.

Treaders said...

Hey, since you have all that space available now, can I ship you some of my ex's stuff that is currently multiplying like triffids in my basement. Please, please, pretty please!

But good tip on the goodwill stores in college towns.

Cheers.

Anna

Cheapchick said...

I wish we had that problem, you know, like kids wanting to go to college. Best to clean it out now or you might find things growing in there in a few months time. I don't envy you

Sonya Ann said...

sluggy-My vacuums love to give up the ghost at the worst times. But I am loving my el cheapo vacuum from Walmart, it sucks with the best of them.
I'm so sick of trying to dig out of our mess. How did it get like this?

Sonya Ann said...

Jenny Woolf-I have heard that it is a bear to park in London. I think that I would just take public transportation. I would not be brave enough to try and park or drive.
I just want to donate my life. LOL or maybe just most of what is in the house.

Sonya Ann said...

Treaders-I see a garage sale in your future and some drinking!!! Just a wonderful and devious idea.

Sonya Ann said...

Cheapchick-I put all of Anna's stuff in bins but it is just stupid to try and keep it all. Never open the bins and every time she is home, she doesn't have to time to sort everything. Her friends come first. And DJ is hoarding shoes.

Jane said...

I bought some "new to me" tops at the Goodwill last week. They'll be coming with me on my hike - that way if I need more space in my suitcase for new stuff I'll just toss them out or donate them if I can find a place to dump them. I did that on my trip last year and it worked out well. I have so many plans for Kazi's room if she ever decides to leave it. I worry that there are mushrooms growing in there!

Treaders said...

What Sonya Ann - me drinking. What a thought - says she answering this here in France with a glass of wine in hand. Ahh, the nectar of the gods. But seriously, I have been doing solo travels since my ex left and when I was in Peru in 2013 I met a lovely Brit called Steve who came out to see me here in France. While Steve put the vino away I didn't dare touch the stuff or we would never have left the homestead for the duration. Maybe next time, when I go visit him in the UK. Anna

Elephant's Child said...

It is the other adult who shares my life who creates and acquires the most clutter. Mind you, he is going away for six weeks soon. And yes, that is an evil throwing away things laugh you can hear...

Sonya Ann said...

Jane-That is such a good idea about the shirts. I have heard of people packing their old socks and pitching them after they wore them to make room in their luggage.
I'm just really at a loss about what to do in her room. Maybe I just need to pull everything out of her room. My grandmother used to do that. I thought she was nuts when I was a kid but maybe there was a method to her madness.

Sonya Ann said...

Treaders-What a lovely story. Wine and a Brit, what more could someone want?

Sonya Ann said...

Elephant's Child-Den keeps the majority of his crap in the garage. But he is collecting quite a bit that he has in the game room. Maybe this winter I can convince him to purge a bit in there. Or maybe he could just lock the door and ignore me.
If I threw out Den's stuff while he was gone I might end up in the garage and I'm sure that I wouldn't have an evil laugh.

Frances said...

It is best to get that sorting and purging done now, SonyaAnn. I have a friend that has been working for MONTHS to clean her kids' crap out of her house and her youngest are 28. I figure if they leave it behind....they don't want it.

Sonya Ann said...

Frances-I go between pitching things from their rooms to working on the yard. It seems that I am stuck in a loop. I just want to get rid of so much.