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Twenty-Seven Cents and a Chuck-E-Cheese Token

Spring cleaning has begun.  My overworked washing machine is busy on the sixth load of laundry.  Yesterday I cleaned out my closet and piled up twenty pounds of clothing to take to the Goodwill.  Today, I tackled my bathroom drawer, in which I found (among other things) twenty-seven cents and a Chuck-E-Cheese token.  Why I have a Chuck-E-Cheese token in my bathroom drawer is beyond explanation.  We live nowhere near a Chuck-E-Cheese and I can’t recall ever going to one.  Even more perplexing was the decision to throw it back into the bathroom drawer…I guess my packrat tendencies run too deep to throw away such an intriguing trinket.  However, I did throw away the used-up tubes of toothpaste and deodorant, the nursing pads and breast-milk-storage bags (E-boy has been weaned for a year), and dozens of the hotel giveaway shampoos I can’t seem to leave in the hotel room upon check-out.  It’s another “flylady would be proud” moment for me.  Next stop:  The kids toybox (only on the miraculous event that I’m home without anyone who would claim the toy they haven’t played with in two-and-a-half years is suddenly their “favorite” just when it lands in the give-away box).

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A Fabric-licious Post.

I got the organizing bug today, and folded all my fabrics to make them fit on my shelves.  Previously, there had been a bunch of fabrics on the shelves, and a big pile of fabrics on the floor in front of the shelves that didn’t fit in.  It was fun to touch all the fabrics and remind myself of the beautiful things I plan to make out of them.  I really don’t have that much fabric here, no matter what Hubby says about it.

 The top shelf is quilting cottons, next shelf is apparel wovens (the basket has ribbing in it) and the last shelf is knits.  The big basket on the bottom has a bunch of stuff the was too small/odd cut to be ruler folded.  There’s some good stuff in there, though…japanese wovens, etc.

Notice that you can’t see the top of the shelving unit in the picture.  Yeah, that’s by design, since my organizing bug hasn’t quite reached there yet.  And some of the previous tenants on the shelves are now scattered over the ironing board.  But the shelves look nice!

Note To Self

Do not buy any ketchup or ranch dressing.  Even though the children insist on having one or both sauces available at every meal for dipping, the three (3!) bottles of each in the pantry will last for quite a while.

Yes, I cleaned out my pantry today, flylady would be proud.  Yesterday, hubby opened the pantry door and was bombarded with falling dry goods (he’s lucky it wasn’t the cans, that could have been dangerous!).  It really was time to get organized.  In doing so, I found some things I didn’t know I had, like triplet ketchups and ranch dressings.  Yes, we use them a lot.  NO, not three-bottles-at-a-time worth.