I've taken a break from organizing and de cluttering for about a week to focus on other projects. This morning brought with it a desire to continue the path of de cluttering. One would think that I wouldn't have much since I moved in a bit over three years ago with a clean slate. However, I have made some mistakes in the purchases I have made. As an example I bought a juice container from a famous home party company when I moved in. I have never used it because it's too big for my needs. My family are big water drinkers so that is the drink of choice when they visit - straight from the refrigerator door.
I also recently purchased a set of four matching coffee cups that are bright and cheerful. I always choose the unmatched cups that a family member gave me that have a sentiment on it or a picture imbedded on the surface. Only twice have I chosen the matching cups, and that was when they were new. The ones my family gave me bring joy. The others are pretty, but no joy is evoked. So, out they go.
|The most recent cup sent to me from the North from|
daughter number two. This one brings joy to my heart.
The kitchen cupboards were emptied and wiped down with peppermint spray with only the useful and beautiful (in my eyes) items returned. Useful and beautiful. An especially easy formula to follow.
|This morning's activity removed nineteen items from my cupboards.|
All are in pristine condition so I will offer them to my daughters
before I send them off to donate.
I don't have many items in the garage because of the simple fact I live in a condo, I don't need many tools. I have a rake, a broom, a hand fueled mower, and a leaf blower. The other items consist of things like 'hurricane' water, canning supplies, gardening bin and tool bin. Saturday I bought a second shelving unit to use for the items that were scattered on the floor. I love the feel of the room now because it would take very little effort to set up a table and chairs for a family get together when the temperatures are too hot to enjoy the outdoors. I'm seriously considering looking for a few beach looking items to hang on the walls. I also have room to pull my vehicle in during inclement weather. (Hurricanes)
During the sweeping I found a little spider behind the mower that was kind enough to catch a couple flies for me. Even though I considered the fact that 'it was earning it's keep' I didn't want to take the chance of finding a number of babies running around the garage.
|The small grill will be going outside when the sun goes down a bit |
this evening for a good scrub. If it's stored under
the back eve the weather won't affect it.
The dog? I can move her any where else in the house with just
one word! LOL
The shelves were wiped down with(you guessed it) peppermint spray and items re arranged to fit the space better. The floor also received a spray of the peppermint bug spray. My house is beginning to smell like a peppermint shop!