9,100 things gone, only 900 to go
*Regular Reader Update: My blog was featured on HGTV.ca today. You can see the article here. Fortunately, I have cleared enough space to jump up and down excitedly.*
It’s the first day of inventory and I warn you, it’s a total snooze. I’ve taken a bit of the tedium out of it for you by highlighting the exciting bits. Since they’re not really that exciting, take a look at this:
Earlier today, I owned a Sleep Number Sheep. Sheila was a gift from a friend who was downsizing. Gee, thanks!
Tomorrow Sheila will be on her way home with another family. I dropped her off at the local preschool’s rummage sale this afternoon. I feel more than a little sheepish that some unsuspecting parent will get talked into buying her tomorrow.
Without further procrastination, here’s the list:
Part 1: Basement Inventory c/w Comments and Justifications
5 bankers boxes old sales orders
12 bankers boxes end of year taxes *I’ll have to purge these yearly. Tax records only need to be kept for 6 years.
1 padded ski bag - Squirrel informs me this is for airline travel
1 soft sided ski bag - and this is for travel by car – oh brother
1 ski boot bag
2 camping mats
1 kitchen table dismantled - my childhood kitchen table handmade by my Dad – I plan to refinish and repurpose (hold me to it!)
5 Vintage stuffies - Squirrel’s!
1 cardboard snowboard and helmet - my son insisted we make this for him when he was 4
1 wooden briefcase - I have no idea the significance of this, I’ll have to ask Squirrel
3 light up Christmas houses - I really don’t like these but the kids are attached already!
1 snow globe - very tasteful, not at all how it sounds
1 bag Christmas lights
1 box Christmas lights - probably overkill, I’ll check reconsider next year
3 big tubs Christmas/Halloween Decorations - ditto
1 inflatable bed
2 M&M men - Is it almost time to give these up Squirrel?
2 model cars - ditto
1 industrial fan - in case of flood?
1 set Meccano - belonged to my Dad, saving for my kids
2 sorting boxes with tech deck bike & skateboard parts
1 duffle bag
1 Lego carrying bag
1 small bin lego/k’nex
1 shoe box tech deck toys
2 bins rokenbok remote control building set
2 empty rokenbok boxes - the only way I can remember how to put it together
1 bin dinosaurs
1 shoebox toy animals
1 shoebox toy soldiers
1 shoebox misc. toys - compare this to the 8 Ikea bins of misc. toys I used to store!
1 bin hot wheels cars
1 toy wrestling ring with 2 wrestlers - a gift from Nana!
10 cans house paint indoor and out - the builder left this for us and we use it
1 bin paint supplies
1 bin photos
26 record albums - on my to do list to find them a home
1 8mm projector and film - of Squirrel as a one year old – will convert film to digital and sell projector
3 videotapes - family videos of Squirrel – same as above
1 hockey stick signed by Brett Hedican - Why am I keeping this? Any hockey fans out there who want to give it a new home?
1 hockey stick signed by the Toronto Maple Leafs - Squirrel’s!
1 guitar - my grandma’s, now mine!
1 set of speakers
2 light fixtures that came with the house - could be replacements for the one’s we have but what are the chances we’ll need them? I should sell these shouldn’t I?
1 small bin electrical cords - Previously, we had five boxes full!
3 sleeping bags
9 trophies on display
1 candy jar full of lego - decorative, I think…
6 puffles - my kids are club penguin fans
3 penguins - ditto
12 misc. stuffies
3 hot wheels tracks
1 bin batman toys
3 toy trucks
1 bin recycled craft supplies
1 Scooby Doo Mystery Machine - I couldn’t let it go, but I took it out of the living room!
6 remote control cars - I hate all of them. They never work and they use up all sorts of batteries.
2 wind up motorcycles
1 wind up hot wheels cars - The wind ups are way better, I’ll see if I can encourage the kids to sell their RC’s
1 magnetic tech deck set
1 magnetic hot wheels set
1 playmobil tower
1 lego tower
1 remote control lego car
1 canister full of bouncy balls - not as decorative as I thought they’d be…
1 large bin playmobil parts
1 air hockey table - If this isn’t used in the next year; I’m rigging it to implode!
1 bat man play cave
1 bin nerf shooters, bullets and balls
2 pairs carpet skates - fun for Mom
1 carpet skateboard
1 toy hockey stick
1 toy golf club
1 baseball glove
1 hover soccer disk
2 elastic band shooters
1 bin costumes
1 mini trampoline
2 balance boards
1 pilates arc and manual
1 bean bag chair
1 foam mat
3 sets free weights - I’ll be honest, we never ever use these.
1 yoga mat
1 pilates magic circle
1 set glove weights - I long to give these away but what if I do that exercise video one day. Help!
1 massage roller
1 massage ball
4 exercise DVD’s
1 drum set
1 soap and lotion
1 toilet paper
Did you make it to the very end? If you can keep your eyes open long enough, I’d love to hear what you think. Does it still seem like an awful lot of stuff? Are you keeping anything interesting in the basement? Wake us all up, please!
What I tossed today: Sheila, files, stickers, baby clothes, wooden puzzle, 2 sword sheaths, camping pillow, piece of hose, easel, basketball hoop, chalk, balls, 2 wallets, sunglasses case