Monday, February 18, 2008

Spring Cleaning

We're all lucky here in the Commonwealth as it is 55+ outside and most of us have the day off (hopefully)! 

So what are we doing in Chez Kimba, spring cleaning of course. We currently have 4 big black bags full of "trash". A lot of the stuff we're throwing away are things we moved here, and if we're going to move again we are NOT moving this stuff again. I'm a bit of a pack rat. So much so in one rubbermaid bucket I found a math notebook from 1996. That's right, my freshman year of high school. So that means I moved it from Wisconsin to three apartments in Mass to Charlestown. That will stay between you and me, ok!

So that brings me to wonder what things have you found when moving you couldn't get over you kept (or would not want to admit you've kept)? 

By the way, I have the windows open, if i didn't already wish for spring, this does not help!




11 comments:

Melissa said...

It's nice here today too! 55 degrees feels SO warm right now! I cannot wait for spring!

The only weird things I've found while moving were old school books and photo albums. Nothing too exciting.

Ladybug's Picnic said...

I've got all my windows open here, too. Hopefully the last of the Plague virus will be GONE after today.

Let's see. When my husband and I moved from our apartment in Cambridge to our current house, I found junk mail in his desk from his apartment in NYC circa 2000. So not only did he KEEP junk mail, he MOVED it with him to several apartments in NH and MA.

Needless to say it did not survive our last move.

jilly said...

I heard that you guys were getting nice weather out there :( I wish we were cannot even imagine open windows and I SO have spring fever and have been thinking flip flops.

We cleaned out the boys office this weekend and he found some floppys that we could not even check to see what was on them, a Windows 98 cd and 1000 free hours of AOL cd. We chucked it all.

Krista said...

haha. Recently got my "storage" out of Erin's basement. So, it went from mom's to my condo then to Watertown then to Erin's and then to our house.

and in one of those boxes was notes from my bff from the 6th-9th grade.

Seriously.

Emmers said...

I can't even focus on "the strangest thing you've ever found from long ago..." because Im stuck on the nice weather you're having! Im stuck in a wintery hell...

Mel said...

i also discovered soooooo many old notebooks, textbooks, and nonsense from my high school days when we moved recently -- glad to hear i'm not the only one still keeping that stuff around!

RED said...

I have a HUGE box FILLED with high school stuff that I will NEVER get rid of. Locker decorations, newspaper clippings, text books, notebooks/binders, photos, even clothes that are WAY too small but that I LOVED back then. Not particularly weird, but I can't even go there on the weird stuff. I am a pack rat and it pains me to throw anything away. I'm sure you can imagine the junk I have stored away, including OLD running sneakers that I haven't used in 10 years but can't seem to throw away..WTF! Great to see you 'back' Kimba!

Cindy said...

Moving is so good for losing the junk. Before I moved in with my husband into a little rental house I had moved nearly once a year for almost six years, so I was pretty lean when it came to unnecessary stuff. But he had been in that house for eight years, and when we moved to the house we bought and live in now, he had the most enormous amount of junk. Most of it fell into the category of "little box of unrelated crap," which might include, for example, a golf ball (he doesn't play), a yard of leather string, a half-burned candle, a few small parts to a car he no longer owns, a tape cassette, some paperclips, and a birthday card from second grade. You would think that I could throw this all away, right? Not if I didn't want him frantically digging through the trash can. We still have some of those boxes!!

hqm said...

Mix tapes! Still have ALL of them!
Maybe I'll give some a listen someday soon! That is if I can located a cassette player!

KK said...

I still have my lunch box from when I was in kindergarten! That is something that I will never part with! Kind of weird, I know!

Meg said...

Don't get me started on keeping stuff. I'm a serial purger, but Man is the biggest crap-keeper you've ever seen. We have a wall of about 60 banker's boxes in our basement...every one of them contains his "records." This way, he explains to me, his biographer will be able to more accurately craft the story of his life.