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Piles of things…

2015 February 24

See that pile. That’s my stack of things I’d like to properly photograph and share with you. Add that to the envelope full of ideas I’ve got written down and “in general” things to do this week and I’ve decided to take the week “off”! (Yup.)

I’ve been trying to plan a week to go through (absolutely) everything in our house since September. Sort, give away, throw out, re-organize… I’m so excited that the time has finally come! In fact, I’ve been trying to sew clothing for one entire week as well, but that hasn’t worked out as yet. We’ve been in our current home for just over 7 years now and we’ve done this once before – but not on such a large scale. Since it’s pretty quiet around here it seemed like a good week to do it.

I worked hard yesterday and now my basement is filling up with an ever-growing array of baskets and boxes full of “similar things“, and “things that go together” and “things that don’t go anywhere“. The plan is to go through the whole house this way. Empty every drawer, closet shelf and box in storage. Only keep what is most important – then put them away at the end. That’s going to be the hard part! I’m excited, though, that there is likely going to need to be a trip to IKEA for some organizational shelving and boxes when we are done – hooray! (Something, anything, to keep me going….)

I hope you have a wonderful rest of your week. I’ll see you next week with the shweshwe winner (Last day to sign up is today – Feb 24, 2015) and I’m pretty sure I’ll be able to post a new tutorial for a cute zippered-something I’ve been working on. (YAY!) If you want to follow along I’ll be posting on Instagram, and I’ll try not to scare you too much with crazy photos of piles of things everywhere!

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  1. Laura E. permalink
    February 24, 2015

    Good luck! It will feel so nice when it’s all done!

  2. February 24, 2015

    I’m behind in doing this in my house. I used to do one room every month. That way, it never felt overwhelming and by the time I got back to the first room, a year had passed and it was time to do it again. Not sure how I got so behind. You have inspired me to get back at it! Good luck and happy organizing!

    • February 26, 2015

      That would be so much easier Rita! It’s crazy this way :) But I went through the kitchen yesterday and it feels so much better to be able to donate LOTS and get it out of our limited cupboard space.

  3. February 25, 2015

    Sounds like a lot of work, good luck with that! See you next week on your blog and enjoy your week ‘off’ ;)

    • February 26, 2015

      Thanks Mirjam! Everything is still a disaster – but we are getting there :) I’ve almost gone through it all… then to put it back!

  4. Ann ( no e ) permalink
    February 26, 2015

    Hi Sherri,
    I am so impressed with your ‘mojo, let’s just get ‘er done’ ;) All the best with getting the house back in order. Stay warm, take care.

    • March 4, 2015

      Thanks Ann! It is still going well – argh. Almost done! I lost a tad of “mojo” when it was all spread out – so many things! I am very happy to be giving away lots of stuff – hopefully someone else can get some use out of it!

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