Spring Fever organizing
Hi all! I know this board isn't very active, but those who do stop in may appreciate what I've been up to.
It seems like I get obsessed with something every year around this time. One year it was a new couch; last year it was a new kitchen!
This year, I am in serious "Purge and organize" mode. I've made long lists of things I can do in every room of the house, and I've actually started on some things!
First is the Big Purge, starting with closets and laundry room storage shelves. I had my wedding dress and two of FIL's cowboy hats (no one has looked at them since he passed away 19 years ago). I'm going to donate them to our local theater company. The wedding dress (26 years old) is going to a woman who cuts them up to make American Girl dolls.
Those boxes took up an entire shelf in my son's walk-in closet. Now the shelf hold suitcases (that cluttered the floor of my other son's closet). Better!
Another big problem in my son's closet was a pile of cases for firearms. Our rifles and shotguns are locked in a gun safe. I got a cheap plastic coat hook (about a foot long, with 5 hooks), and mounted it on the end wall of my son's closet. The gun cases hang neatly from the hooks, out of the way and easy to find! I had tried to put them on hangers, but it didn't work very well.
Next I purged 3 grocery bags of VHS tapes. I don't even own a VCR any more, so they were pretty useless! The freed-up shelves made room for some things I brought home from my Mom's (she is downsizing from a big house to a small apartment). Score!
Oh, and I got rid of a large birdcage (we used it for pet rats). We aren't going to have pet rats again, so it's gone.
Best of all - I got DH to purge a dozen old shirts from his closet (I would have thrown twice as many, but it's a start). It was getting hard to hang up clean clothes.
Our church has a big rummage sale every spring, so things that are too good to throw can be brought there. The nice thing is that the church has a storage room for rummage items, so I can take things over there all year.
I have a lot more to do, but it felt SO good to get a start on it over the weekend!