Category Archives: Get Organized!

Tackling the Beast

About 2 days ago I tackled our small apartment storage and discovered that I was in fact the clutter culprit. Seriously, who needs sixteen scarves? In case you’re wondering, no, they weren’t the ones I knit…those are in another storage closet in put home. I thought to myself, hey, at least it’s not a massive collection of shoes this time! Yup, no. It was a rather fancy collection of most awesome purses that my lovely mother in law has given me…you can tell the difference between what she picked and what I picked by the sheer difference in class. That woman really has taste.

I really wish she would have taught my hubby about “taste,” but noooooo, I’m the one that has to make sure he doesn’t try to run outside in shorts and black socks, holy shirts, shoes falling part, and anime hair. I’m not kidding! It’s a good thing he’s hot, otherwise the few times I can’t catch him would be hysterical.

I’m proud that I managed to get both sewing machines out of the storage, as well as thread and the other notions my MIL bequeathed unto moi. Now me and my cohort can get to our attempts at sewing. Which brings me to another thing! Pillowcase dresses!

No, no, not for me but for my daughter. I have this urge to make most of her clothing this year, at least until monsoon season hits, which means that up until that point she will be wearing a lot of dresses, knitted tanks, and if I can get myself to be brave, some knitted leggings and skirts!

Back to the storage. I ended up getting rid of a lot of junk. Papers that hadn’t seen the light of day for years, miscellaneous scraps of yarn, old books, you name it. I also have a lot of donations to make next week. I’m actually doing pretty good at keeping my resolution to make a weekly donation to Goodwill which means that I can confidently say that I am getting rid of clutter and getting organized! Yay me….