…she’ll write part 1 and days later she’ll get around to writing part 2.

I must say, I am quite proud of the how I’ve organized my closet. I can get to everything. I can see everything. I can reach everything. Mostly. All my clothes are in there. For the longest time I had my clothes in a little cabinet thing. So, I put my clothes in the dresser that lives in the closet. I put tablecloths, curtains, and gift wrapping things into the cabinet. I also untangled all my necklaces and went through all my jewelry. I decluttered, matched, and organized. Isn’t that exciting? It most likely isn’t exciting to you, but it is earth shattering for me.

Today I emptied my bathroom. All the drawers and various things are on my bed which means that I have to get it done so I can sleep on my bed tonight. I am systematically going through each area of my house to streamline, declutter, organize, etc. I’m not doing any marathon cleaning. I’m doing it bit-by-bit. Truth is, if I do the marathon thing I will just end up getting burnt out. I definitely don’t need that to happen, do I?

I look forward to the change my house will take on in the coming weeks! The local scrapbook store will be having a garage sale. So I will go through my craft supplies and get those ready to sell. I would create more things if I could easily get to more of my supplies.
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My kids often ask if I’m that little girl in the painting above. I am not, in case you’re wondering.

I like that when I need to wrap a gift I can now get to my supplies easily. My big box of wrapping paper is under my bed.

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You can’t see it from this angle, but on the shelf above my dresser is a retro suitcase we found in a garbage in Portland when Christopher was 9 weeks old. (Don’t ask me how I remember that!) It now houses our sheets and several people comment on how cool it is.

The basket on my dresser holds socks. I go through that every once in awhile to match them all up. The basket on the far right, barely visible, holds a box of thread and quilting stuff. The wooden crate holds a a few things that need to be mended [like my monkey and bear from when I was small], my sewing stuff, and a bucket of small scraps. There’s also a cookie tin next to the crate that holds slightly larger scraps. I wonder how many quilts I could make from all my scraps? There’s also a horse that needs fixing. You can see it’s tail peeking out from behind the end of the dresser.  The basket on the tip top shelf holds cross-stitch stuff, sheets of felt, a felt book begging to be finished, a felt advent calendar that I’ll start cutting out in November…of 2024, and a embroidered felt face with googly eyes that says, “We love you Mom”. My best friend and I made that for my mom for mother’s day. It was her last mother’s day. There is also a big plastic box up there full of memorabilia of my dad’s and 2 of his chiming wall clocks that I need to find a place for so I can enjoy them again.

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Now, behind my clothes baskets are 2 totes + a basket of fabric. I know that is mild compared to some, but I’m not a seamstress or anything. I just like the idea of being able to create something. Oh look, on the top shelf I have a sewing machine and a huge box of batting with batting sitting on top of the box. Hmmmm. In the yellow bag is Dusty’s birthday present. There are 2 boxes of journals with Catan nestled on top. I wonder how many boxes my journals will take up over the years. There is a small box of my family history. I can’t remember exactly what is in there.

I hope it stays this way. I hope I can stay on top of it. Or at least be reasonable about it. I will not be buying any more fabrics! I will not buy more yarn! I will begin to do something with my stash to bless my friends and family! I hope.

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