Pioneer Woman at Heart
One Flourishing, Frugal and Fun Family!
One family learning to live off the land, cut back on expenses, and to live a simpler and a more self-sufficient lifestyle.
"Eat it up,
Wear it out,
Make it do,
Or go without."
~A Pioneer Sampler, by Barbara Greenwood~
Monday, December 15, 2014
Christmas Spirit ~ Extreme Clean in December?
Today the weather is to be in the 50's, so have a plan. Normally, I'll do the all-out house cleaning, barn chores, haul wood thing. Then I put aside time in the evening for handmade Christmas gifts to be worked on.
Today I'm taking advantage of the weather.
My bedroom closet is a mess. I attempted to do a complete overhaul in the fall, but got side-tracked moving crafting supplies to the utility room (making part of that room for crafting).
My closet is not heated and it's a walk-in closet. It's the only place I could store my crafting supplies (other than the garage). I can't really keep the door open on very cold days to clean it properly. Hubby said if I do get it cleaned out, he'll go through his clothes and get rid of what he doesn't wear or can't fit in anymore. I'm not quite certain he'll want to dive into that project during the week, but I think it's a good change for me today.
We have plenty of leftovers, so planning dinner won't be a problem either.
Ordinarily, in mid-December I would be baking and shopping. It's quite nice to be spontaneous for once. And hopefully by nightfall, I'll be a much happier person with a very organized and cleaned out closet.
I have plenty of herbal teas to sip on today, to set the mood for a calm and peaceful day.
If I work quickly and efficient enough, I will have time to whip up another new item to share.
I'll be honest, I can't remember taking "Five for Me" in a long time. During my "extreme closet clean" I'll dig out a good book for once.