I know you are expecting more cruise stuff this morning.
I’ve decided to post that this evening….but since I am home…there is something I really need to do.
I’ve been on the road for nearly 3 weeks….living out of two suitcases.
I had limited amount of space in my cabin on the ship, with a limited amount of THINGS.
And you know what? I got on just fine!
It seems that I go through the year obtaining ---mostly fabric and quilting stuff, but also things like souvenir Tshirts, tote bags! Oh the tote bags!
((They might be good for SOMETHING at some point so I keep them…..I’m buried in them!))
It seems when I get home that work stuff still takes precedence. I even have house cleaners come twice a month to help me with keeping bathrooms clean, floors washed, etc ---heaven knows that there is enough work to catch up on when I get home before flying out again that I don’t have time to do more than the basics.
But there is STUFF. LURKING.
Hiding behind closed doors. In closets, in drawers….some of it is even neatly arranged, but it is still too much stuff, and stuff that I am not using.
This was my catalyst:
My new master bath is done!
It’s taken a while….small tiny master bath ((But I’d rather have a large sewing space than a large bathroom any day!)) We started by replacing the old tub with the new walk in shower. What a wonderful creation!
New flooring! New TALL toilet and vanity, and a new medicine cabinet that replaced the plain flat 1970s mirror on the wall.
New rugs and towels will be coming soon!
I love the vinyl floor…
The old floor was 12” squares in a very narrow space which just doesn’t look right..you get 1.5 squares across a narrow bathroom and it looks odd somehow. These are 6” and look much better!
Best tall toilet ever!
Look ma, no contours! It’s got straight sides so there is nowhere for dust and dirt to settle. I always hated that part of washing a bathroom, the base of the toilet and around the bolt knobs and covers. This is great!
Lighted vanity with storage space!
This got rid of ALL the stuff that used to hang out on my bathroom counter. Very few things are left there now. ((And I will put away the curling iron when it cools down!))
Back to the catalyst.. .When the OLD vanity came out…so did all the STUFF from under the sink, in all the drawers…ridiculous!
And when I didn’t want to put it back into my nice new bathroom, where did it end up?
OH NO!! CLOSE THE DOOR!
It had no where to go, and I didn’t have time to sort it so here it ended up in the linen closet. It’s HORRIBLE in here! I have put off cleaning it out because it takes too much time and I have other deadlines that are more pressing. SO I ignore it.
And yet every time I open that door to put away clean towels, or get out pillow cases I’m faced with THIS:
I’ve got to do something, but it can’t take all day. It can’t even take an HOUR. I want to give it 5 minutes here…and 5 minutes there….
5 minutes a day can accomplish a lot! And you can go more than 5 minutes if you want to, but you have to start somewhere and 5 minutes is better than none.
So I’m issuing a challenge. Nothing to sign up for, nothing to report, just on your own determination and willingness to make things better!
My goal is to PURGE, not just reorganize. So I’ll be checking expiration dates on medications. I’ll be ditching old perfumes that have gone bad, nail polishes I’m not going to use….it GOES.
One box to donate, one box to toss.
Set the kitchen timer and go for it.
Are you in?