What Do You Mean We Have To Clean

I Want To Do Anything But Clean

Yes it is time again to do the impossible

To clean where no man has gone before

You have to move things all around

Then you become embarrased when the dust flies

Oh my god I didn't think it would be this dusty

Are we done yet ?

Why are we saving this ?

I knew that subject was going to come up

I was hoping later than sooner

Just because

That makes no sense

Well some day we might need it

I don't think so and away it goes

You'll see just you wait when I go looking for it

Of course she is right again

I will be waiting till hell freezes over before I use it

It is the point of it

(I know she is thinking ) Make room for my new sewing machine

I am going to need a place

So I can sew some nice things for the house

No room anywhere else we live in a small house

The object in question was an old T.V. that still worked

Plus the old v.c.r. and v.c.r. tapes that we seen once I think

Now everything can be d.v.r 'd or found on the computer

O.K. I have to choose my battles

I have a long day still to go

She said how about these old magazines ?

I still like them it is a colllection

Of what things you don't read

I might enjoy reading them some day

Ooops I said the wrong word there off to the Salvation Army if they will take them

Then there is the pile of wood I was going to build ?

What ?

Something for you ?

Yah fast thinking I will let you keep it

But in three weeks if not used for something its going out too

So now we have to look over the dreaded boxes of all the things we use to have but have no room for now

I am in luck the first few are things I could careless about

Kitchen stuff and old set of dishes

Then she found the mugs

drinking mugs that hold memories of my childhood

When I was young I use to get my mother and father mugs from everywhere I went

Now I got handed down the priceless collection when my mother got tired of it taking up space in her cabnets

Well I stopped to chat and I had a quick lunch break

The boss is back and I better get there first

Or she will be throwing out my favorite jacket or old tools that have no use for anymore

Then there is my record collection and some old cassette tapes

I will have to draw the line somewhere or the cellar wil be empty and bare

Where can I hide those old board games that we have no time to play

My stack of old sports equipment that I have to dust off every day

Talk soon she found my baseball card collection that hasn't seen daylight in years

Maybe I will try to get rid of her Christmas ornament collection she collected ever since she was little

So cleaning is more an art of give and take

Until next time remember

Don't save what you will someday have to move

Don't think of refinishing that old burea or table top

It is too much work and who is going to use it anyway

Comments 5 comments

joy56 6 years ago

do not let her throw anything out.... keep everything, can relate.


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Darlene Sabella 6 years ago from Hello, my name is Toast and Jam, I live in the forest with my dog named Sam ...

Ha, I will take your advise, I try hard to throw things away, but everything reminds me of something, yet I am not sure of what..LOL how funny is life and yes it is time to clean. Thumbs up you are so fantastic my friend...


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DREAM ON 6 years ago Author

Joy56 Good idea but then I will have no room.I will sleep on it maybe a magic closet will appear I can put everything in.Tell me what you do?Darlene Sabella even the sound of the word c-l-e-a-n sends shivers down my spine.So Until I have a mansion I will have to get rid of something.I am not sure what yet.Thanks for all the advice and support.


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Dim Flaxenwick 6 years ago from Great Britain

This had me laughing from head to toe. It is so, so like our house. We are both hoarders in different ways. The things my husband wants to keep seem stupid to me , but he can't understand why l have so many pieces of paper, some yellowing with childrens' drawings or messages to me from when l was teaching. l just cannot part with them...... and as for every single drawing done by any of the grandchildren. ????? No way. Picasso of the future. Great hub as always. Thank you.


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DREAM ON 6 years ago Author

Dim Flaxenwick I too save alot of paper.I have tried to save all my writings over the years.Some how things do get thrown out.They can not be replaced.Now I love that I can put them on the computer and no storage needed.I am in the process of going through box after box.It will be a long slow attempt to keep less and get rid of clutter.You only live once.I enjoy everything that I see and hear so I can get the most out of each and every day.Thank you so much for sharing.

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