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Sunday, January 10, 2016

Still More Organizing

I took advantage of the cold weather to continue organizing and cleaning out.  My goal was to go through my linen closet.  I finished it quicker than I thought I would.  Here is how it started out:

I couldn't fit anything into it.  The top shelf held my fabric collection.  Piece by piece I went through it and discarded a lot.  I tried not to put too much thought into it or I knew that I would keep most of it.  To my surprise, once I started putting pieces on the "do not want" pile, it got easier.

I had gone through the tablecloths in the past, so I didn't need to spend too much time on them.  I did pull out a few embroidered tablecloths that I didn't want.   I also went through all of my yarn and put knitting/crochet needles and purse handles into the "do not want" pile.  There is so much more room now for future treasure hunts!

We spent the afternoon in Lake Geneva WI when the snow began to fall.  It is beautiful there anytime of the year, but especially sitting in Starbucks by the fireplace with the snow coming down.  It made for a wonderful afternoon.

Since the temperature forecast this week is expected to be in the teens, I'll start my spring cleaning really early.  Wishful thinking on my part.

Stay safe and warm during these snowy days.


  1. I am really trying to take advantage of the cold weather to clean out also and have mostly just straightened! Your closet is so organized. If I were there I probably would have taken your cast offs!

    1. I would gladly have shared my fabric with you! There is plenty of it. Milena