Wednesday, January 6, 2010
On A Winters Day
This blog will be quite Meander-ing, I have been pondering what to write about on a day in January. It is cold and the landscape is snow covered. I know there are things I should be doing and will do, someday.
I always think this is the perfect time to clean a closet or a drawer. If I just cleaned one little space a day, imagine how free of clutter my house would be by spring! So I started on a random cupboard in the kitchen. I did clean all three shelves, everything came out and the most unused things went back into the cupboard in the back or on the top shelf. I didn't throw that much out, maybe I picked the wrong cupboard to start my cleaning and purging, but it looks much tidier.
I tried cleaning out a sock drawer........... I have warm wool socks and fleece socks for cold winter days. I have a few dress socks and lots of footies for summer tennis shoes. Only one pair was excluded because of a hole in the toe. Okay, that was too easy, lets move on the the t-shirts. I have a million t-shirts, most are stained with paint, shoe polish and glue from wearing them in the studio. I will keep these, they were once my best shirts, then I got side tracked in the studio after returning from somewhere and somehow ruined them. Others are just faded from wearing so much and then there are the favorites that have a food stain on them. I always think maybe if I try another cleaning product it will magically come clean. So much for cleaning the t-shirt pile!
Move on to the sewing room....... This is not a room I sew in any more. I don't want to sew, except for a repair on that favorite shirt I accidentally snagged on a hay bale wire in the barn while feeding the horses. This room became the wrapping room during Christmas. So I will again pack up the paper and cloth bags, organize the paper bags I bought on sale after Christmas. I will put all the labels, pens/markers, tape and tags in a special container for easy access when wrapping something later in the year. Christmas stuff is tidy again, but what about the layer below it, the things that didn't find a place before it became the wrapping room. Hummmm, guess I'll do that another day......