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The Great Closet Cleanout

May 23rd, 2014 at 10:38 pm

While the rest of our house (except the basement) is clean and organized, my DH dumped everything he didn't know what to do with in our guest room while I was gone. Consequently there were stacks of magazines, unpacked Christmas presents, things inherited from my late friend, mutual fund reports, and things too various and odd to mention. On top of all that, the closet is my "gift" closet. Except about twice as much goes in as comes out.

Faced with that mountain and my yen for the bathroom redo (ignoring the periodontist for the weekend), I've recruited my university gals for another rummage later this summer. I've got a towering pile, and discovered to my amusement and somewhat shame, a lovely new set of sheets purchased for the guest room that I'd completely forgotten about. I planned on 45 minutes in there, but was there most of the day. And I figure I'm about half done. I listed a couple books on Amazon, and some of the rest will go on Craigslist before the rummage.

DD had the day off school and spent it with the Girl Scouts at a local waterpark. Her day was more fun than mine.

However, I got the state taxes mailed, deposited a rebate check (watch that burgeoning bathroom fund in the sidebar!), and mailed the latest book sale. I'll get there, to that clean decluttered place again, it's just going to take a while.

5 Responses to “The Great Closet Cleanout”

  1. Beawealthywarrior Says:

    I'm tackling my master closet this weekend!

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    Nice job! Great plan for your funds and clutter. Sell, sell, sell!

  3. snafu Says:

    Terrific to find new sheet sets for the guest rm. It's a big reward for your effort having been out of country for a protracted period of time. It's finally warm enough here to switch winter for summer clothes.

    Coincidentally, Rachel Ray's guest was Gretta Monahan who while promoting her book demonstrated organizing a closet by outfits with accessories in a zip bag on the hanger's hook. I'm going to try it as having a new system is a powerful motivator for me...will work late tomorrow and late Sunday which should complete the change out.

  4. My English Castle Says:

    I like that idea, snafu! Let us know how it works.

  5. aukxsona Says:

    Oh if only I could declutter. I have such a mountain and I constantly sort, repair, give away all sorts of things. I'm going to ebay more. I always find the things I gave away right back in my house. If I mail it to some faraway place for a profit...hopefully of a tidy sum, may be it will never come back.

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