February 7th, 2010 - It’s Time

….to start getting rid of some of the crap we’ve accumulated over the years. My laundry room has so much stuff in piles on the floor that there’s barely room to walk. I didn’t even finish putting the Christmas decorations away until today. We even took down the outside lights. Two things accomplished today. But my kids think I’m really crabby because I can’t stand the mess anymore. I think it’s time they started putting all their stuff away or else it’s going in the trash. I wonder how long I can keep getting them to believe me. Hmmm…..

Actually, all this stash busting effort has got me thinking of other areas of my house. Like my kitchen. How long do I keep a coffee maker on the counter before we decide we don’t need it? We usually drink instant coffee and I can’t remember the last time we made a pot of coffee, like maybe a year ago or more. And if I get rid of that and the blender, maybe I can get that stand mixer I secretly want but don’t need. Or maybe get rid of the 4-slice toaster and get a 2-slice one. Smaller is better. We never make more than 2 slices at a time unless we are doing a brunch and that hasn’t happened some time.

Okay enough grousing and time to get back to work. Actually I’m going to do a little bit of sewing. I have to make 3 baby quilts in the next month. I just made that flannel  one last week and my DH thought that I should have a few on hand because there always seems to be the need for them.  Well yesterday, my SIL called and asked me to make a boy one for a friend who is due in mid March. Then I got invited to a baby shower in mid March. I also have one to make for a frind of my sister’s. I have started that one and am going to make all 3 the same. I’ll post pictures when I have something to show.

That’s all for now. For all you superbowl shoppers, I hope you didn’t get too much stash fabric.


4 Responses to “It’s Time”

  1. Allie Says:

    I am so with you – I hate clutter and what do we need all this stuff for??? Dh found our coffee maker [we usually drink instant too] and has been making pots all week….but it’s so strong it’s making my hair curl, so I’m sticking to instant.

    Sounds like you’d better get busy sewing, girl! Can’t wait to see some pics!

  2. Mary Says:

    Putting away some Christmas stuff is on my list to do this week too. We don’t have much out but Keith bought lights and never put them up and my son gave us some Christmas decorations only it was after Christmas when he gave them to us so they’re sitting in my bedroom where I unpacked them after our trip.

  3. liz Says:

    You would think that with cleaning up Mom’s house, I would just ease up once I got home – nope – I am cleaning away. I am trying to clean a cabinet, a drawer, something every day. But, in rearranging stuff, it looks worse, for a while. At least my stash closets are still tidy!

    Good luck with the cleanup!


  4. Lori in SD Says:

    I don’t have any kids to give some of the blame to! Lots of things sitting around, mostly laundry baskets that need folding and putting away. Stuff piled on the couch and table. Oh well, health department hasn’t closed me down yet!

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