Little By Little

Yesterday I took a rather ill-advised 4 hour nap in the afternoon. Not a terrible thing in itself, but it meant at midnight I was wide awake and I wanted to do things. I ended up clearing off one of my 6 foot folding tables in my craft room, and bringing in my old desk to take its place. Then I moved the 3 x 3 shelving unit out of the closet alongside it, and moved my file boxes, one of my stacks of drawers, ironing board, and one of my dress forms into the closet.

It looks a lot nicer and I have more floor space.

I went to sleep after that.

At 845am, the pups woke me up. I let them out, had breakfast, and started putting things away in my craft room. The closet bothered me.

I took everything down off the top shelf, threw away empty packaging, and placed all the Christmas stuff together neatly. There were bags of fabrics, which I divided up between “large enough to use” and “too small to be of use.” the second pile went right into the trash. The first pile I offered a few select pieces to Tracy, and then put the rest away in my fabric drawers.

The Christmas tree has been in its falling apart box blocking the end of the hallway since January. I trapped up the box, and managed to fit it into the closet shelf in my craft room.

Then I moved the small table from in front of the hall closet and looked inside. Not much in there. The VHS tape storage full of old home movies went into the bottom of the closet. I removed a few things that were mine that I didn’t want and threw them away.

Then there’s this.

Our actual hallway turned dump site. Ugh. I moved the gate and pulled out the bag closest to the front. More fabrics. I went through the same routine as with the other bag and ended up with a small pile of keeps and a lot to be donated or thrown away. Pulled out a few more bags. Mostly trash. Some more stuff to be donated. More trash.

I had to stop there because the trash cans are almost full but I got quite a bit done. After the trash pickup on Wednesday (and after I empty my car of donations) I’ll go through the rest.

I also took a hammer to the broken bookshelf that was out front and broke it down so I could throw it away, and then put the broken heater into my trunk to be dropped off at the e-waste place.

Wednesday will be a busy day with drop-offs, group therapy, and I have returns to make at Michael’s, and then I can start over again.

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