Cleaning + Finding Lost Items/New I never knew I owned!

United States
February 18, 2016 11:05pm CST
It's literally a cleaning spree all week for my boyfriend and I. I have random items at his place all over the house and this week - each day we both set aside a few hours to do major cleaning hence I have been MIA on myLot lately. What we've been doing? - Vacuuming - Steam the carpet - Re-organizing the rooms/closest - Cleaned out the fridge/freezer - Essentially cleaned the whole house (mirrors, glass, counter tops, floor, toilets, shower, etc) And while doing all that - we found tons of lost items we've been looking for and some new items I/we never knew I/we owned! What we found? - New clothes with tags (for both of us) - I found a bunch of jackets I forgot I owned so now they're brand new to me so I'm super stoked. - Yoga ball that we never blew up - Random necessities that are new/useful - bandaids, toothbrush, tissues, etc. - Much more random knick knacks! Have you ever cleaned to find out you have new items? Things you've been looking for? Etc? It's so exciting. We also threw out a bunch of junk! The trash was just picked up the other day and the trash can is already full, lol...
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@JudyEv (137101)
• Bunbury, Australia
19 Feb 16
I've done this and become highly excited. Vince went away for six weeks and I had a major clean-up and reorganise. Once I'd done one cupboard I became highly motivated!! Great fun.
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• United States
19 Feb 16
Oh yeah! It was really fun especially finding treasures! We're very motivated to get the house clean, hehe.
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@JudyEv (137101)
• Bunbury, Australia
19 Feb 16
@infatuatedbby I couldn't believe I felt so good afterwards!
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@Ladypeace (2047)
• Singapore
19 Feb 16
Yes, I've dug out a long lost watch, clothes that've been tucked away but could be worn, written cards from friends etc. It's a huge relief to clean out our junk and recover some of our lost treasures.
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• United States
19 Feb 16
There's the garage left to do tomorrow and throughout the weekend so I'm excited to see what treasures I'll find, lol. At the same time clearing out all the junk!
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@akalinus (22180)
• United States
20 Feb 16
I found a pile of stamped, addressed Christmas cards I never sent. I don't even know what year it was that I did not send them.
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@TRBRocks420 (84485)
• Banks, Oregon
19 Feb 16
Sounds like you have been doing a lot of cleaning. I need to do this soon and, no I never found new items, but I bet that was cool.
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• United States
19 Feb 16
I guess I am quite the hoarder though, lol. Yes, been cleaning for a while now but at my parents house (where I stay at) .. it's a mess here too with my stuff lol.
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• United States
19 Feb 16
I have found money a few timees whilst cleaning. That's the best "prize" of all.
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• United States
19 Feb 16
@ScribbledAdNauseum I only found coins lately lol. I once found money in a purse I stored away and that was awesome lol.
@marlina (79698)
• Canada
19 Feb 16
I never found clothes that I never worn. But I did find 2 $50.00 hidden in a small box in one of my drawers. I had completely forgotten about that money.
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• United States
20 Feb 16
I tend to over shop so I store away clothes then I end up forgetting about them. Luckily these clothes are still in style. Wow finding money is awesome!
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@akalinus (22180)
• United States
20 Feb 16
Sometimes, it pays big to clean!
@SIMPLYD (84823)
• Philippines
19 Feb 16
So you see , it's a good thing you get to general clean your house . And what is good is your boyfriend helped you . How nice ! But new clothes with tags ! Gosh , i never allow newly bought clothes not to be worn at once and hubby has the same attitude also.
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• United States
19 Feb 16
I sometimes store new clothes away and forget about them. Now I have some new clothes hehe so does my boyfriend. My boyfriend did the bigger clean and I helped with the minor cleaning lol. Teamwork.
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@SIMPLYD (84823)
• Philippines
19 Feb 16
@infatuatedbby That's good that you are a team .
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@allknowing (70817)
• India
19 Feb 16
Must have been like a treasure hunt for you. I remember finding a 100 dollar bill which I was searching for After my return from a foreign tour I had this money with me and did not know where I had kept it I found it in a cover that was kept in a pile for discarding!!!
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• United States
19 Feb 16
Wow! Glad you found the $100 bill. That's nice finding money. I didn't find any treasures like cash lol just coins.
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@allknowing (70817)
• India
19 Feb 16
@infatuatedbby Actually my niece found it. She was helping me to clear the paper clutter
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• United States
19 Feb 16
@allknowing Oh wow! Nice one. Did you share the wealth? Hehe.
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• United States
19 Feb 16
I was doing a bit of cleaning today when I realized I had a book I totally forgot about as well as some socks that were gifted to me last year I never washed to wear! I"m still doing a bit of cleaning so I'll find "new" items surely.
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• United States
19 Feb 16
New profile picture, lovely! Yay to finding new items too! I am sure you'll find more. I have the garage next to clean so I am confident I'll be finding more items, hehe.
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• United States
19 Feb 16
@infatuatedbby *Shopping at home!* hehe. Thanks. I can't resize the one I want to use. I edited a picture and I tried resizing it with paint but it won't resize without saving also the white background of the paint program.
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• United States
19 Feb 16
@ScribbledAdNauseum This picture is nice. I don't explain very well in fact I am horrible at explaining. I usually just open the photo on my computer then make the screen smaller for the photo. Print screen Go to paint and open the print screen Copy the photo you want to use then paste it in a new paint paper and save it there. Sorry for not being helpful.
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@akalinus (22180)
• United States
20 Feb 16
Been cleaning out papers all day. Gave the shredder a workout and put it all in the recycle dumpster. Lots of other stuff to do also. Finding what I need for taxes is my priority right now.
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• United States
20 Feb 16
That is good you got to clean up some papers. I have to still do my taxes. I hope you find all your papers to file taxes.
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@akalinus (22180)
• United States
20 Feb 16
@infatuatedbby I did find a few treasures. There was a bottle of mouthwash that I thought I lost. Somewhere in the rubble, I lost my TV remote and it won't work without it. Wah!
@Corbin5 (119667)
• United States
19 Feb 16
I usually find items that I had thought to have gone missing. You found good stuff!
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• United States
20 Feb 16
I found some missing items also! It's a great feeling!
@Tampa_girl7 (26765)
• United States
19 Feb 16
I rarely find something that I wasn't aware of.
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• United States
20 Feb 16
That must mean you have a very clean home!
@LadyDuck (182653)
• Switzerland
19 Feb 16
All the times that I reorganize the closets I find missing items, some in weird places. I wonder how the ended there.
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• United States
20 Feb 16
I know what you mean - I found items in strange places too.
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@brokenbee (8246)
• Philippines
19 Feb 16
Hahaha yes, I still have unused notebooks, pads of paper, comic books that I collected that I haven't read yet, and some more books.
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• United States
19 Feb 16
Nice! I love finding random stuff like that! I found cute notebooks recently too.
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