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Thursday, April 07, 2016

Last night all was quiet after dinner. I should have been knitting because I owe someone a pair of slippers but the cleaning mood hit me and that rarely happens. I have two closets in what is now my "sewing room" which I really only use to exercise in these days. Each closet is FULL of stuff I just don't use - out of sight, out of mind.

I decided to clean out the first one which had two full boxes of old VHS tapes and a plastic drawer unit filled with old yarn, fabric and projects I've never started. I am please to say that I have thrown away about 90% of the tapes - I looked at each one, cringed a little bit, but filled up 3 grocery bags. And out they went right away before I could change my mind. I had to keep a few that have video's of my children on them - maybe some day I'll figure out how to get those onto something usable. And then there were my Fred Astaire movies - maybe I'll ask for Fred Astaire DVD's for Christmas next year.

Then I tackled the yarn - all but a couple of skeins went into the bag for the Disabled Vets, who I scheduled a pickup from on April 19th. I still have a long way to go but I'm going to go through every closet, cupboard and drawer before the 19th. I have a lot of nice things that I just don't need or use anymore (like a brand new wool suit I bought when I was still working that I've not even taken the tags off - someone will appreciate that). It feels good!
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    Good for you. It feels great when I get something organized or cleaned. I'm not so ambitious as to attempt to clean out a whole closest at one time but I'm tossing item by item. Baby steps.
    1576 days ago
    When you're done, come on over to my house. I have some closets you could clean out!

    1577 days ago
    emoticon you are definetely in spring cleaning mode

    just saw a post from a fb friend who is looking for yarn for women who they helping to keep our of prision. going to find ome to send them
    1578 days ago
    Good for you. For some reason it seems so hard to get rid of that stuff, even if we have not touched it in a long time.
    1578 days ago
    That a way girlfriend, page that stuff away! My son converted all my VHS tapes to discs. I don't know how he did it but he did a great job!
    1578 days ago
    Excellent. I have a whole room like that. It is organized, but it has WAY too much stuff in it. I have craft projects, tons of yarn, hundreds of yards of fabric...I have to get rid of stuff too. After my drawers, EVERYWHERE, that is the next project. It feels really good to get these things done, doesn't it?

    Spark on.
    1579 days ago
    BRAVO, and it's nice to have a date in mind...April 19 for clearing out time. I, too have been cleaning out "stuff." WHY do I let all this build up in different closets too... yep... out of sight out of mind, I guess.
    1579 days ago
    emoticon I love decluttering my life!
    1579 days ago
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