I showed you the before.
I’m about to show you the after!
But first I need to admit something….it’s almost impossible to stop at only 5 minutes!
It took me 5 minutes to read the labels and check expiration dates on old prescription medications, some dating back to 2002!
I took the safe route and flushed those ---I didn’t want to risk just tossing them and having them get into the wrong hands.
Later on in the day, after I had gotten back from a post-office-run–of-no-avail since I had FORGOT that it was not only a
After dinner I took ANOTHER break…and a longer one. Mostly because the TV was blaring in the living room and I didn’t want anything to do with it.
I purged and purged and purged!
Can you see Emmy Lou wondering what the heck I am up to??
Sheets – How many extra sheets do we really need? Certainly not more than one extra set per bed.
Even if you have a child who wets the bed, if they’re wetting it more than once a night, there’s always the lay-down-a-towel trick! Like my grandma always said, “one to wash, one to wear” – I think it works for sheets, too. Old sheet sets went into the donation box. One set on the bed, one in the closet!
I know I’m going to need to replace the shelves that have warped over time..they were warped when we moved in. It didn’t really seem to matter….but I’ll get new shelves. It’s on the list!
I threw out old towels. I want new ones. The medicine/toiletry shelves are still awfully full…and let me tell you, there are things I will NOT be buying for a long long time!
How many packages of gauze and Band-Aids does one family need?!
I’m taking half to the cabin!
Enough tooth paste, floss containers and tooth brushes to clean the teeth of a small country!
Half of this needs to go to the cabin too.
I'm thinking the small travel flosses can go with the hotel soaps, shampoos and conditioners to the homeless shelter.
I feel lighter! I feel vindicated! I feel like I tackled the worst spot in the house and came out the conqueror!
Today’s 5 minute purge won’t take me more than that…..I’ve got a drawer (or two or three) of old belts that I know I don’t/won’t wear anymore.
What’s YOUR 5 minute Power Purge project?
Have you started yet?
Come on! You know you WANT to – and you’ll feel better for it!
And yes – I”ll be driving past the goodwill drop off truck today ---before the cruise I purged a bunch of clothing that didn’t fit, and will never fit and just isn’t my style anymore, whatever that is.
Awesome good riddance!
Don’t forget – Quilt-Cam at 9pm EST tonight! You can share your purges with me then!