Monday, October 3, 2011

Decluttered: Closet

Well, I was supposed to go through linens today. I went through a lot of linens, but I had to unearth them from the middle closet first. So, if I'm going to dig it all out, why not go through it. Right? I'm about to be a bootcamp flunkie because I'm not liking it much at all right now. The parts of my house that I actually see are not getting any better while I'm making bigger messes from drawers and closets. Should I push through? Not sure. Really not sure right now. I didn't even make it all the way through the linens since technically that would include towels, washcloths, and kitchen towels. I'll tackle the rest of those tomorrow along with more clothes.

However, I did make it through the middle closet. Now this is just the once over. There are a few more things to get out of there, but this was the major stuff.


Paige uses this as her closet... the linen closet... the dress up clothes closet... the closet with the door which was removed from another get the idea. Pete told me he knew it was bad because he kept throwing things in there. Shame! lol


Paige went through all the stuff in that plastic bin on top. To the left of that is the sheets that I am keeping plus one throw blanket. The white bin has most of Paige's shoes in it. She got rid of one pair but the rest she really does wear regularly - even white after labor day! Shame! (I'm shaming a lot of people tonight, huh?) The silver bin has dress up clothes. She cut that in 1/2.

Here's the evidence of what I parted with. I also had one full bag of trash.

You might be wondering what I kept.
  1. We have 5 twin beds, 1 crib, and 1 king. I kept one fitted sheet for each twin plus one extra for accidents. If we have two sick children at one time, they will go on the floor. We don't put flat sheets on the twin beds and haven't for years. I donated them last year, I believe. I kept 3 crib sheets. We go through them more often with leaky diapers and such. Two sets of king sheets. We always tend to change our sheets right before going to bed - which makes it pretty difficult to wash, dry, and replace them. I'm saving myself that headache. 
  2. I put fleece tie blankets into the camper - one each for the younger 4 children.
  3. I put a fitted sheet for each bed in the camper plus a blanket for the queen bed.
  4. Actually, I didn't put anything in the camper - I sent the helpers to the camper with the loads. Brason (7) held the flashlight.
  5. I parted with a lot. There was simply too much stuff, evidenced by the pictures!
  6. Josefina stayed as did her clothing. This was a special gift and reminder of the Lord's provisions one Christmas for Paige. It was gifted to us by another family whose daughter had gotten years of use from it. Noelle will get it when she is old enough to take care of it and not brush it's hair. My mother-in-love replaced it's head once. A week later Paige brushed the hair out. I could have died. I'll replace the head soon - I bet they retire her soon.
  7. There are various other bits and pieces in the closet but everything is something we are using or will use - like the lamp up there. I'm going to repurpose that on my nightstand!
My hubby made it through Marine bootcamp. Surely I can do this. I know I can, but not sure if I want to. It's seriously making a bigger mess, I think. Do I need a bigger mess? I'm also missing things, pieces. Like I know there are more dress up clothes and blankets. Ugh, I don't think I want to think about it. Just have to do it for another day. That won't be the end but it will be another day.

Goal for tomorrow: kitchen towels, dishcloths, bath towels, hand towels, washrags, more of my clothes.


Paperchic said...

I had no idea that you could replace a dolls head! I am so excited!! A very naughty friend pull nail polish on Elizabeth's Kit and then tried to fix her. She just doesn't look right. Elizabeth waited a long time for that doll and I tried to use it as a lesson about not storing up treasures on earth, but honestly I was mad. The mom tried to help fix her and never even mentioned it to me. So, about how much is a new head? I was going to look into sending her to the AG doll"hospital" but haven't gotten around to it.

Christine said...

Heather, I'm going to email this response to you, but in case anyone else wants to know...

A head replacement is $39 plus 6.95 s/h. (I wonder if they make them in my size?). And while she is there, apparently now you can get her ears pierced, if you so desire. That's an additional $14, but you don't have to pay the extra shipping.

The hospital is really great. Your doll will come home in a cute little hospital gown and I think she'll have a bracelet, too. We've sent Josefina in twice. The first time was right after we got her. Her leg fell off as soon as Paige got her out of the box on Christmas morning. It was quite traumatic. Ha.


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