Friday, May 1, 2015


One of the things that sold me on our big, old(er - 1978) house 15 years ago was the storage.  There was lots of it.  Only problem is, I took advantage of it and filled it up.  I stashed lots of things to go through "later."  My organization was up-ended by kids.  I'm also a scrapbooker.  Well, it makes for an overwhelming amount of stuff.  It makes things hard to find.  I've known this for several years - was just "too busy" to do anything about it.  (At least I didn't put all this stuff bugging me ahead of my kids and volunteering)  Anyway, you know my mission when my baby moved to college was to organize and declutter!  I'm making progress, little by little.

Some nights I pick a drawer and just set it down in the middle of the living room while the Hubs is watching TV and I go through it, saving  what we use, trashing some, maybe even filing away some "important" papers.

These last few days I've been making some headway into the DREADED CEDAR CLOSET.  This was the awesome storage that helped make the sale on this house.  I had surgery a couple of days after Christmas a couple of years ago, and the family put all the decorations away - I was grateful, but of course it was put away nothing like I would have done it.  Unfortunately the cedar closet has no heat/no air conditioning so it makes it hard to want to spend any amount of time in there most of the year.  So that's why I've been in here lately...great temperatures.

 Pretty horrendous, I know!  You could barely walk through this mess.  

It's getting better!  Two carloads donated and my burden is lighter.

You have to be careful when you get what you might discover it'll consume you.  


Amy Arbuckle said...

Yikes! Glad you have the time to work on it while the temps are cooler.

Amy Arbuckle said...

Yikes! Glad you have the time to work on it while the temps are cooler.

Lori said...

A little progress is great! I remember the day you called when D went to college and I was cleaning out a closet. I guess I remember it because that doesn't happen too often!