Monday, May 4, 2009

Spring Cleaning

I am an extremist...especially when it comes to cleaning. Well this weekend, the extreme clean came out and I went to town on my house. And cleaning just isn't cleaning without some serious organization. Organization of what? Of everything!!! And with organization comes the discovery of hidden treasures you never knew you had. Things you've had since grade school - things that you should not have moved 6 times. And so I bring you:


Item #1: Pentel Marker Set

Yep, I've moved this six times and I still cannot throw it away. This marker set was a big deal to me. I never really had the cool toys growing up. No My Little Pony, no real Barbie, no Carebears...but I had the pentel marker set. I can't give it up...I just can't. What if I need to write my name in block letters and use multiple colors?

Item #2: The address book

This was the first address book I ever had. Remember when it was cool to get stationary sets? Yep, my address book was from such a set. And in it I found the addresses to the following people:

Yep. Carman and Petra. I had their addresses...which means I sent them letters. Go ahead...laugh. I sure did.

Item #3: A starbucks card from my birthday...last year (June 2008)!

Not really sure, who it was from, but I love finding gift cards I didn't know I had!

Of course I found many other things: old cd's, bills I haven't paid, clothes that I'll never wear again...and never should have worn in the first place, old pictures, memories and much more.

What is the strangest/funniest/most interesting/best thing you've ever found during spring cleaning?


Cassie said...

i have moved my Pentel marker set 5 times in 2 years and every time i think the same thing.... what if i want to write my name in bubble letters with multi-colors and strips/polka-dots!

Katie Scott said...

Haha, oh yes!!! I love that you have them too!!!!!!

joann renee said...

i just went through all of my belongings - some that have been in boxes since high school. i found my Star Trek pogs...and proudly displayed them in my new car, named Jean Luc.

my little brother, going through boxes in the other room, found (this is truly gross...brace yourselves...) an old wart that he cut off when he was in junior high, and then apparently put in an old film canister and put it with his "important papers."

Katie Scott said...

!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That is truly, truly gross!!!!!!!!!!!!!