Thursday, April 23, 2009

I love summer!

Don't tell me it's only April... we spent a lot of time outside today in the dry, 85 degree sunshine. The girls were totally wiped out and sun kissed at bedtime, and I had to fight myself from going to sit on the patio to enjoy the evening breezes after they had drifted off to sleep. Instead, I did a little reading then continued my assault on the hall closet.

There has been some major restructuring- no longer a sheets shelf, the most beloved "upstairs" sheets are joining the "downstairs" sheets in their home. The rest are going in the good-bye pile, which is next to the totally trash pile. A tote labeled "small candles" is returning to it's original home in the basement storage room. I was surprised to find a very large stash of feminine products (the quantity due to the fact that I've only used them a total of 8 times in the last 4.5 years), six partially used cans of bug repellent (apparently I've fallen prey to all the folklore about MN mosquitoes), and an equal six bottles of sunscreen (how can this be when I don't even believe in using the stuff???). Happily, we discovered an unopened multi-pack of girly hair accessories which were modeled all afternoon by a certain almost-four-year-old.

And now the moment you've all been waiting for (or at least one of you)!!! I will present the finished product one shelf at a time. On the bottom, the newly designated bread making shelf... or just the shelf for the small kitchen appliances that don't already have assigned seats in the kitchen cabinets.
Next, the tidied towel shelf.
Next, the reorganized dish towel/hand towel/sock basket/random hair stuff shelf.
I created a whole new shelf devoted to "school stuff," which mainly consists of preschool workbooks, quiet time puzzles, an over sized game, and kid craft supplies. This is an area of life that I'm just starting to explore and collect accessories for. I am certain that we will quickly outgrow this one shelf, but I'm glad it all fits for now!Lastly, the pharmaceutical/cosmetic/toiletry/homeopathy shelf. Plus an extra long feather duster. I was surprised to find many things that I thought I would have weeded out long ago, but I took swift action against them this time. If you would like to be the proud owner of any of the following, only tell me and it's yours (unless you live a long way away, in which case, I suggest hitting up a garage sale or two).
Well, that's all! The job is done, but don't worry I'll have more to add to this de-cluttering series next week.


Erin said...

I'm impressed!
Only, one question:
What good is sock basket in the closet? If it were me, I'd forget all about the sock basket and start folding my socks...hmmmm

Anonymous said...

Nice work! It must be spring cleaning time...I'm getting the urge to pull my oven out and scrub it inside and out...ew.

If you've no takers for the multipurpose solution, I'll take it for V.


Anonymous said...

You have inspired me to get off my butt and do some "spring cleaning" - thanks, I needed that.

Oh, and I'll take the purple bunny from the give-a-way pile. You never know when you're going to need a purple bunny.

Becca said...

I do fold my socks. that is the basket for the socks without matches. hmmmmm.