Friday, May 9, 2014

De-Cluttering Week 19 - Changing Seasons

Our overnight temperatures went below zero a couple of times this week.  I'll take the blame for that. I finally put away the winter coats, and then Mother Nature decided to show me who's the boss.  No problem. If you wait a few hours it warms up enough so you can go out in your spring jacket after all, or maybe even without it.  I've seen several people in sandals and even one lady in shorts today, so I guess it's okay to have put the winter stuff away this week after all.  

I sorted through all the hats, gloves and scarves, and separated the winter things from the spring and summer stuff, and put them in separate baskets.  I had way too much winter stuff, so I had to find another way to store most of that.  I just left the most frequently used pieces in the basket, which I placed in the back corner of the closet shelf, and put the rest into another one of those plastic zippered containers I got from Yves Rocher earlier this year.  I took that to the basement, where it may never be seen again unless I seriously start
de-cluttering down there soon.  Oh yes, I did remove a few items I absolutely never wear, and put them aside for donation.

While I was in the mood to get winter wear out of our lives, I decided it was a good time to swap our flannelette sheets for regular ones too.  When the temperatures dropped during the night, I wasn't so sure that was a good idea, but I expect we will be entirely too hot very soon.  One can dream, right?

The other thing I did this week was corral all the important papers into one place.  The scare I had last weekend got me to finally get around to doing that.  The first thing I had to do, of course was clean out the lock box I intend to store those papers in.  I just sorted stuff into piles for either filing or shredding.  Now, of course now I have to file and shred, but I'm learning to do one job at a time, and deal with the messes I make in the process at some later date. 

That reminds me......I still have not sorted through that box of stuff I took off the desk when I started all this.  Sigh.........  The last time I mentioned cleaning out that box was in February.  I guess it will definitely have to be next week's project.  I'm sure cleaning that out will just add to the things that need filing that I took out of the lockbox this week. 

One thing always leads to another, I find. But the idea is to keep going.  Every week, pick one project you have been putting off, and join me in this clean up.  I'd be happy to hear what you've done.


  1. Isn't it funny how time gets away from us? There are things that I said I was going to do in February that are still waiting to be done. Slow and steady wins the race. We'll get there.

  2. It can get so frustrating when you do one thing only to find something else needs to be done and sometimes the only way to clean up the clutter is to make an even bigger mess first!

    1. I think that's why I've been avoiding that box. The stuff in it will all have to be put away, but the places where any of it used to belong dont exist any more.