I'm sure I've mentioned how MM left his room when he went away to college last month. I'll actually post before and after pictures in a future post.
Today, as I finished up the huge task of cleanup, I brought several more piles of "stuff" out into the living area of the house. I think I believe that if you just move it around and give it a new home, "stuff" will go away.
NOT... I hate stuff.
There are two piles of school supplies that I gleaned from the mess that was MM's closet and dresser. (We bought much of the same "stuff" for his new dorm room, so if makes me a little crazy to find a slightly older version of the same notebook or pen or highlighter just collecting dust as it sits, minding its own business, in the depths of the closet.)
Anyway, I started organizing some of this "stuff" out of the household. I took 3 fairly large garbage leaf bags to the Goodwill truck which resides just outside of our neighborhood. I mailed my darling youngest MM a few of his posters, as well as some gloves, a file folder, thank you notes (more on that another time as well,) a small copy of his patriarchal blessing, and a Sports Illustrated.
Tonight The Hubby and I went to dinner at Pizza My Heart using a gift card that MM received probably for Christmas. Then we went to the Lucky's grocery store and cashed in $140.32 of coins that MM saved for years.
Looks like we taught this kid the value of a dollar. Right?