Tuesday, May 7, 2013

A Few Small Goals for May

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After moving to Pittsburgh, May has officially become my favorite month. As much as I love New England, the weather this time of year can be so dicey near the coast, but in Pittsburgh it really feels like spring, and it's wonderful! This city is so overwhelmingly green in the spring and summer, and in early May the scent of lilacs and wisteria fill the air of our neighborhood, wafting through the open windows. I have to admit, that's something I'm really going to miss when we move to our new place.

Flowers aside, we are so stoked to be moving next month, and May is going to be all about packing. I am determined to not relive our past moving mistakes, we were so incredibly unprepared when we moved here, with just three weeks notice, we concentrated solely on spending time with our family and friends, and not at all on packing. I'm still uncovering random boxes of junk (ex. an entire box of pens and receipts, oof). So with those past mistakes in mind, my May goals are as follows:

Pack up a little each week
This past weekend we cleaned out the garage in preparation for storing packed up boxes. I figure, if we box up a little each week, we're making our lives that much easier.

Get rid of stuff
This is essentially my life-time goal. I am so ready to be rid of the extraneous things in our lives. The papers, knick-knacks, and other random brick-a-brack just has to go. The solution?

Plan a yard sale!
We're planning to have a yard sale with our neighbors and a few coworkers towards the end of the month. I'm excited! Mostly just excited to get rid of stuff.

and... that's it! I'm keeping things short and sweet this month, because I know it will likely be insane. What are you looking forward to for May?

2 comments:

Carol Anne Solberger said...

I so need to have a yard sale! I also wish I lived nearby so I could shop yours!

Alicia Jay said...

I've learned that my house is in an awful location for yard sales (on a curve of a hill, so cars usually just whiz by!), but one of my big goals is to Freecycle as many things as possible in the coming weeks. I'm finally cleaning out my childhood room and admitting that I don't need shelves full of notebooks that I only wrote a few pages in or a tub full of Beanie Babies. :-)

Alicia

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