Spring Cleaning

I’m not really a spring cleaner, but usually once a year, or twice since I should be doing this more regularly, I clean out our junk and decide what to get rid of. Some things are easy like the sprouts seeds that are really old and an old fire alarm that I’m not sure where it came from. Those are two things Jon found while he was putting a tupperware away yesterday and I was holding onto them, though the sprouts I know I was holding onto for him. While up on a the stool Jon also saw how yucky it was on top of our fridge. I guess I’ll have to organize and clean this spring. One reason for the organizing is I have two months to figure out what to do with the stuff on the top bunk. Lilah turns six in two months and we have no where to put the stuff up there and we said she could start sleeping up there when she’s six, so I need to get rid of things and make space to put more stuff in our already cramped closets. It’s fun. Real fun.

One thing that I’ve sadly realized we can and should get rid of is the infant car seat. It’s usable till 2011, but sadly that will probably be the year we begin trying again, unless an accident happens. Car seats have changed a lot since we bought this one. They now have a cool strap that you can adjust to the baby while it’s in it, rather than trying to strap your child in with a sweater and realizing you need to loosen it, or you’ve been strapping her in with a sweater and now you need to tighten it. In some ways I’m so happy that I can get rid of the car seat. It’s the biggest and most awkward of all the things on the top bunk. In other ways I’m extremely sad knowing that we won’t be having a baby before 2011. I’m also not sure if I can craigslist it or not. It’s still perfectly good and I’d sell it for very little if not just give it away. I’m just not sure what to do and if someone can use it secondhand.

Other things I think I’ll get rid of. A glass cutting board from Chicago cutlery, glasses with gold rims that I thought I’d keep for my nice dinnerware, I’m just not sure if I like them that much and if they’re worth keeping since I think I’d like some sort of stem ware for my nice dinnerware. A toastmaster too. I have used it once this year, but only because I was making grilled cheese and my frying pans were dirty. We also have two computers. Though one is our old one and I think should just be tossed and the other one is a computer Jon’s co-worker was putting together but didn’t finish, or something.

Now I just have to find a place to put all this stuff before I figure out where to take it or if I want to sell it.

Spring cleaning. So fun.

2 Responses to “Spring Cleaning”

  1. Jonathan Blake Says:

    Be thankful for a short husband who can’t see on top of the fridge unless he’s on a stool. 😉

  2. andrea Says:

    I had a thought last night about the car seat. Maybe you can check with shadetree and see if they can accept something like that. Or maybe there’s something through UMC. You know there are plenty of moms out there who can’t afford a car seat.

    I’m happy to point out a benefit of being short.