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Sunday, January 14, 2007

What's in your closet?

Our son and his family are coming to visit for a couple of weeks. We decided that meant giving the girls their own private space in the "guest" room that my youngest daughter and her husband claimed as their own when they were here for an extended stay. Much of their stuff was still there, so we decided to pack it up and move it to the closet in the office. That meant moving the stuff in the office SOMEWHERE. Holy cow. First of all, we've got way too many clothes. And yet, we were the same thing every week and gripe we have nothing to wear. So we dumped it all out and are sorting through it today. In the meantime, I managed to neatly organize two closets and a dresser-full from the guest room into the office closet (big closets.)

Today the goal is to throw out stuff that we don't wear. Haven't worn it in a year --it's gone. Doesn't fit -- it's gone. Bought this when all three children still lived at home (12 years ago) -- it's gone.

Now, I just have to find a second twin bed. All the "Monkey Room" stuff is coming out of boxes and being revived in the guest bedroom during their visit.

I was so exhausted last night that I could hardly make it to the bed before I fell asleep. But I can't wait to see them. Just what the doctor ordered :)

3 comments:

V-Grrrl said...

I do these sorts of clean-outs every few months or at least twice a year and I'm always amazed how much I have to get rid of each time I go through the process!

CISSY said...

I don't understand how two people can have so much stuff -- The office is "clean," there's still not an empty spot anywhere on my desk. I need to weed out some more stuff.

Prometheus said...

Good luck with making room for them. Let us know if there's anything we can do to help. I know K is keeping in touch.

-J