I got rid of a lot of stuff: threw it away, shuffled it to other places in the the house, offered it to my kids. I pulled all of the big storage bins out so I could vacuum the carpet and wipe down the dusty baseboards. I hung up some of my "winter" clothes even though it is still pretty warm here in Orlando.
There is no way I am showing you "before" pictures. It was just that bad, trust me. But now, here, the "after" pics:
|A large tote bag, holding my favorite smaller totes,|
hangs from the closet rod.
|The two pairs of shoes I wear most often are on the floor.|
The others are in the space left from
a missing bottom dresser drawer.
|I have two dressers to hold undergarments,|
accessories, pajamas, vintage linens, and more.
I like to keep my nicnacs on top of one of them.
The closet shelf above holds framed pictures
not currently on display.
|I bought this tile in Israel over 30 years ago for my mom.|
She gave it back to me recently.
I display it on a small plate holder.
|A small blue stained glass box with wise words:|
"Wisdom that comes from heaven is pure,
considerate, full of mercy, and sincere."
James 3:17 - One of my favorite verses!
|Bins and boxes of this and that -- like sewing supplies and|
master copies of book manuscripts.
The large gift bag holds smaller gift bags and tissue paper,
which we always reuse.
|Bins of extra toiletries on the shelf.|
|Cleaning supplies up out of the reach of our grandchildren.|
|Sturdy hooks for towels and |
my current pair of pajamas
(I use each several times in a row.)
|Another find: an old cassette / CD player|
and some kids story tapes --
enough to keep a little girl
busy and out of the way while Mommy worked.
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