Monday, January 13, 2014

{Post 1,302} Flinging, Packing, Moving

I have too much stuff.  I know this, but it's so hard to let things go!  It's the result of years and years of having 8 children, home schooling, sewing, quilting, READING, etc., etc.

We are moving furniture around and making places for things that aren't in their usual location so we can begin the renovations downstairs in what is presently my sewing room.  The whole sewing room needs to be packed up before we can start that.  It will be months before it will be unpacked.  The most logical solution was to move my L-shaped sewing desk into my bedroom and my quilt frame into the living room.

Naturally, there are already things where these things needed to be moved to.  My living room desk came into the bedroom (it only sports one very shallow drawer, so I gave up 3 large drawers), my bedside table held 3 fabric baskets (the large ones about 10" x 11" x 11"), and my son's desk was also moved out of the living room.

So I spent much time this afternoon sorting through each and every item in my bedroom in the areas that needed to be cleared out.

Here are the after pictures, as tragic as they look:

A close-up view...spare me!!

I guess my picture could have been better.  The box on my bed is laundry that is now folded and put away.  The vacuum is broken.  I am selling some of the removable parts.  I have a couple boxes of things that I've tried to sell, but now am looking to give away.  The clutter is going to be the end of me.

Here is the newly cleaned-out corner where my sewing desk will live.  Oh, the mess that will add to the bedroom.  But a girls' got to have her mental health therapy, no??  The file cabinet came to my room in place of my desk which is now in my daughter's room.

A frightful thought just gripped me.  I am leaving 1/29 to visit my sister for nearly 2 weeks.  I need to have this done before I leave.  My sewing room has zillions of things in it!  I better go get started.

1 comment:

Ruth said...

I feel for you, but I'm sure you can get it done before you leave. You've got over 2 weeks! BTW, I love your Christmas quilt. Good Luck!