Sorry, should I have warned you? I know it's such a rare occurrence that the shock might be too much here, so sit down for these next bits:
I am donating an entire (overflowing) box of yarn.
I have admitted that 3 old sewing WIPS are truly irreparable and have tossed them.
I am donating Christmas crafting books.
I am even donating one of those huge Rubbermaid totes BECAUSE IT'S NOW EMPTY AND I DON'T NEED IT!
I know, right??????????????????????????????????????
This is even a visible dent in the craft room! To be fair, none of the yarn was good stuff--I even found Fun Fur lurking in the bottom of the tote
I did run across these,
I did plant a few things and do some weeding last night AND I sorted through some unopened boxes of books we found in the garage (I'm under the 2-year mark, so WHEW!), and so far have refilled one of those boxes with books to be donated to the library! I CAN DO THIS!!!!! Honestly, if there's something even harder to give up than yarn, it's books--especially some of my more eclectic books that I know the library will never, EVER keep, but I'm admitting that I'm not going to reread any of them. This is growth for me. When we packed up the old house, we found boxes we'd never unpacked in the first place, so I swore we wouldn't do that in this house, and I did actually believe that we had unpacked all the books, so now that we know about them, it's unpack or donate. We both read so we will always have a library, but we're just being selective. If I'm going to dust them, they have to be worthy...........
I don't know how long this de-cluttering mania is going to last, but I'm hoping long enough to take a spin through my sock drawer.................