Thursday, March 12, 2015

Cleaning the Landfill {SOL Day #12: 3-12-15}


Just how much stuff can one teenager fit into a bedroom?

27 empty (or somewhat empty) plastic water bottles

18 kitchen spoons (so that's where those went!)

2 jars of peanut butter (what?????)

12 loads of laundry

3 bags of paper (to be recycled)

2 giant plastic bags of "garbage"

57 mismatched socks

2 boxes of school supplies (pens, crayons, markers, tape....)

3 American Girl dolls that are no longer played with

6 blankets

2 old Girls Scout manuals (where did these come from?)

4 grade school yearbooks

A pack of my favorite pens (grrr.....)

{Too many One Direction posters...}


Four hours later.....

1 bed
1 dresser
1 desk


                Ahhhhh....that's better.

9 comments:

  1. What a haul and what a great way to reframe the stressful day into a celebration of great and needed finds!

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  2. Wow, what a task you had! I love how your description mimics the state of the room from start to finish. Happy to see you ended with 1 bed, dresser, and desk

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  3. Would you come on over to my house and do that in my twenty-something daughters' rooms??? Please! Ugh!

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  4. Really, 27 water bottles! Re-cyling will be happy. I don't remember those days with nostalgia at all!

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  5. Oh my goodness, did you actually COUNT?!?!?! FIFTY-SEVEN mismatched socks?!?!?! Oh my!!!!

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  6. Wow - I'm impressed...that was one full room!

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  7. This made me laugh! Who did the cleaning? If it was you then it is not so funny! Are we making predictions for how long it will last?

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  8. I had the same thought as Kim, who did the work? What a day that was!

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  9. It sounds like that was a busy cleaning day!

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