Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Random Tidbits ~ Extreme Clean
Can you tell today is the first day of school for the younger two? Ha ha!
I lost my #3 steel crochet hook. I have doubles of almost every crochet hook there is, but not my #3. It was time to go back into the closet to clean and sort. I had to keep myself busy yesterday, as I waited
for text messages updating me on Son's location.
I emptied several boxes that we never even opened from the last move (sadly). I now have more room, thankfully. Or it looks much better too. But! I'm not even close to a finish on the job.
I have my Dad's old manual typewriter, that even the historical society does not want. He used it at the Drug Store where he hand typed prescriptions on. Apparently, they have too many already. I snapped photos and sent them to my family - no one wants it either. Same with everything else, so in the thrift box it went. One daughter wants to use it to play a joke on fellow college students, saying it's her "laptop."
Out of all I am getting rid of, I found a home for three very well kept Barbie dolls. I have no idea why I still had them.
I had a box of cassette tapes too. Seriously.
Hubby came home to find the entire floor covered it stuff. I told him, "either you will not like me, or you will be very happy with me." Ha ha! I played every tape to see if it worked. They either went in the thrift box, or in the trash. I'll admit, I kept a few.
I still have stuff all over the floor - sorting and deciding. I can't hold on to everything. I even have a giant M & M on a stand, that is holding a plastic saxophone. You fill him up with M & M candy and move his one hand up and down like he's playing it, and out pops your M & M's. I played alto sax in my younger days, so someone must have bought it for me. It went in the thrift box too. I can't believe I even packed that thing up, ha ha! I even looked it up online, and it's a "collectible" it's selling from $5 to $20.00. Not worth the hassle for me. I'll let someone else do that work.
Only two kids were able to participate in making a "time capsule" in school. I waited for our 18 year-old to get home from work to see what was in hers. It was a single sheet of paper with her likes, dislikes, age, teacher and what she wanted to be back then - a veterinarian. One more thing out of my closet.
Two girls took a few purses I don't use anymore, so that gave me more space too. One took a sweater that had fur on the hood (yes, I actually wore it at one time). It was in brand new condition, and she was super excited to get it.
I found a box of stuff I had saved up for the Farmer's Market, and those went into kitchen drawers for us to use.
Several used pairs of shoes are now in the thrift box too. Hubby will have his turn to go through stuff this weekend, including clothing.
I should be stocking up my onions today, but I'm on a mission to get the closet job done completely. Even if it takes another day, or two , or three.