Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Out with the Old
My organizational blitz through the house is still going strong, however it's illogical and sporadic, a drawer here, a closet there. Yesterday I tackled my bedroom closet that contains so. much. yarn. Most of it is inherited yarn from my mother. I have difficulty parting from it even though it's unlikely that I'll be knitting with it any time soon. Let's just say, destashing is a work in progress.
Anyways, I've been wanting some tins for my family room to keep some "stuff" inside. While going through the closet I found these two tins that were from my teenage years (antiques???perhaps!). At one time they contained fresh writing paper and envelopes. Now they are empty and ready to be filled with knitting notions and pens. I'm excited that I didn't go shopping and re purposed what I already own.
Also gone are many pairs of jeans, forgotten pajamas, tee shirts and socks. With each item ready to be donated there is a freeing feeling. I still have more to tackle but I'm loving what's been accomplished so far.
The photo is our guest room, the quilt and shams were sewn by my mother. The tablecloth was stitched by my gram. I think it's the sunniest room in the house. It is also the room where all the donations are being squirreled away.