Now, instead of having three boxes of like items, I have consolidated to one box - putting all like items in the same place! Everything has a home. Now, when I get through with the sale, I may have to resort to organizing like items but at least I can do a section at a time - and it WILL contain like items! I have never managed to do that before!
The best things being unearthed as I sort through stuff in the basement are all the fun mementos and family photos. They've been filed away for years and I find myself going down Memory Lane a lot! I've found letters written by the boys to me, photos from my Dad's "roast" when he retired from teaching, pictures of Jeff and his Dad, beads and jewelry that belonged to my sweet mother-in-law... There have been so many things to make me reminisce as I have sorted and pitched...
Jeff walked through what we have left to go through and his comment was priceless. He said "We could have had a great vacation home with all the stuff you have back here!" That lets you know how much more there is to come out! If you don't see it, don't be afraid to ask. We just might have what you're looking for!