I had a successful first weekend of Project Packrat! I didn’t actually get to start when I had planned on it. Spontaneous dinner plans with friends are a much more pleasing thought than spending my Friday night sorting through my crap. Then I had forgotten about our plans to see The Hobbit on Saturday and then grocery shop afterwards. We decided to go to a theater we hadn’t been to yet. A friend of ours raves about the seats there so we decided to give it a try.
We went to the Marcus Theater in Rosemount. It’s not like any other theater I had ever been to where you sit wherever. When you buy your ticket, you reserve your seat. And the seats you can see in the middle right of this photo! They recline! So awesome! Definitely will be returning to this theater again in the future! I loved being able to fully relax at the movies!
I finally started working on clutter when we got home and then all day on Sunday! I got so much done! I concentrated on our office because that closet holds a lot of crap.
Saturday my tasks were to purge my magazine and nail polish collections. I had subscriptions to Entertainment Weekly, Rolling Stone, Better Homes and Gardens (it was cheap!), Prevention, National Geographic, Smithsonian and Cook’s Illustrated. The only ones I kept were the Nat Geo, Smithsonian and Cook’s Illustrated.
My nail polish collection is probably the girliest thing about me. I was always a tomboy growing up but I do love painting my nails with all kinds of different colors. When I’m at the store I love looking for new colors but Ethan always drags me away. He just doesn’t understand 🙂 But I was able to purge this many! And the best part is that I will be bringing them to Christmas Eve to see if any of Ethan’s cousins or aunt want any of them. Whatever is left will be thrown away.
On Sunday I was able to really get down to business! I put on some Gilmore Girls and just went to town. My first task was to start pulling things out of the messy closet and try to make sense of the chaos. What I don’t show in the following picture is that our card table is usually shoved in there as well.
While searching through my keepsakes I found this gem from when I was growing up! I don’t remember where it was taken but I do remember it being taken! It was so hard for me to keep a straight face! And the dress was actually meant for a woman so it was super long! I look a tad ridiculous! But can’t beat those awesome family memories!
At one point, Enzo decided he wanted to “help” but his help mostly consisted of him sitting in this box I was trying to use to sort things. Oh well!
By the time I decided I was done for the day, I was exhausted. I ended up taking at least 3 boxes full of recycling down to the recycling bin in our garage and at least 2 bags of garbage. There is still plenty to do in that closet and the rest of the house but I feel like I got a good start! My kitties got exhausted just watching me do everything!