Christmas is over. January is usually a home improvement project so I think “urge to purge 1” qualifies, don’t you? I’m joining blogging friend Brenda Kula-Pruitt from CozyLittleHouse and we’re all purging our excess stuff together. Mine will result in a gigantic yard sale later in the year.
First job to tackle is the Master closet, but I’m not going to show you that till next week. This week is the Linen closet. I was so anxious to start I forgot the before pix. It didn’t look bad, but it was driving me crazy anyway.
How only 2 people can accumulate so many towels is beyond me. A lot of the sheet sets had to go too because once we got a mattress with deep corners, the shallow pocket sheets had to go.
I debated saving the sheets for sewing projects, but the object here is to get RID of…not keep more stuff. Besides, I haven’t sat down at that sewing machine for at least 2 years.
You see, we live in an open floor plan house, which is great in some ways because it’s trendy, and it makes small rooms look bigger. But the downside is, there’s not many walls or closets. So your wall and closet space is at a premium.
Therefore, we needed our heads examined, when we trained our Alvie to go to bed at night in the linen closet.
The only time of day he gets a cat treat, he looks forward to going beddy-bye. He is one hairy cat that sheds like crazy, and he has not only totally ruined one blanket, but made the largest section of the precious closet totally unusable. But he is so darn cute & we love him to death so I guess anything for Alvie. Might as well make it official. I had a brainstorm to put the bed in just in case he might like it better.
And I want you to know I made a special trip to Wal-Mart (hate going to Wal-Mart) to get the little bed for the dog, but now it’s Alvie’s. What can I say…we’re nuts over the cat.
We found Alvie in Tennessee when we visited the Alvin C. York historic site and cemetery. A screeching little kitten running up to anybody and everybody. We promptly adopted the starving little thing and named him for Alvin C. York…Alvie for short. We name all our animals for where we get them.
The sum total of the purge: 3 queen sheet sets, 1 plastic tablecloth, 2 single sheets and pillowcase, 3 bath towels, 8 hand towels, 13 wash cloths to Goodwill.
Do you have the urge to purge in the new year?
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